§ 50.17  ELECTRIC RATES.
   (A)   Rate schedule RS: residential service.
      (1)   Application. For electric service for residential customers for all residential purposes.
      (2)   Mobile home parks.
         (a)   A separate service to each mobile home in a park shall be provided and metered by the city in the same manner as all other residential consumers.
         (b)   If a mobile home park receives single point delivery to the park and if separate supply to park consumers is provided and metered by the owner-operator of such mobile home park, then such owner-operator shall receive a 5% discount on each monthly electric bill for park usage.
      (3)   Service. Sixty hertz, single phase (120/240) service may be at other voltages, at the option of the City Power and Light Department, with payment by the consumer of any extra costs incurred by the city.
      (4)   Monthly rate:
 
Customer charge
$18.00
Non-fuel energy charge
10.6734 cents per kWh
 
      (5)   Billing adjustments.
         (a)   Electric rate adjustment. The charges for this service shall be increased or decreased per kWh each month based upon the current rate adjustment factor (see § 50.07).
         (b)   Tax adjustment. The rate herein is subject to proportional increases for taxes imposed by any authorized governmental taxing body.
      (6)   For terms and conditions of service refer to the regulations contained in this chapter.
   (B)   Rate schedule GSS: general service small.
      (1)   Application. For electric service required for a small commercial, institutional or industrial establishment for lighting, power and any other purposes.
      (2)   For the purpose of this rate, SMALL is defined as any commercial, institutional or industrial establishment that uses less than 15,000 kWh in a month or has a demand that is below 50 kW.
      (3)   Service. Sixty hertz, single phase (120/240 volts) or three-phase (120/208 wye volts) where available and at the option of the City Power and Light Department. Service may be at other voltages, at the option of the Power and Light Department, with payment by the consumer of any extra costs incurred by the city.
      (4)   Monthly rate:
 
Customer charge
$28.00
Non-fuel energy charge
10.6734 cents per kWh
 
      (5)   Billing adjustments.
         (a)   Electric rate adjustment. The charges for this service shall be increased or decreased per kWh each month based upon the current rate adjustment factor (see § 50.07).
         (b)   Tax adjustment. The rate herein is subject to proportional increases for taxes imposed by any authorized governmental taxing body.
      (6)   For terms and conditions of service refer to the regulations contained in this chapter.
   (C)   Rate schedule GSL: general service large.
      (1)   Application. For electric service required for a large commercial, institutional or industrial establishment for lighting, power and any other purposes.
      (2)   For the purpose of this rate, LARGE is defined as any commercial, institutional or industrial establishment that use more than 15,000 kWh in a month or has a demand that exceeds 50 kW.
      (3)   Service. The character of service is as follows:
         (a)   Service to be provided under this schedule shall be either single-phase (120/240 volts) or three-phase at the city's standard voltages of:
            1.   One hundred twenty/two hundred eight (120/208) wye volts;
            2.   Two hundred seventy seven/four hundred eighty (277/480) wye volts;
            3.   Primary voltage as available for larger services.
         (b)   Service at other voltages may be available, at the option of the City Power and Light Department, with payment by the consumer of any extra costs incurred by the city.
      (4)   Monthly rate:
 
Customer charge
$55.00
Demand charge
$13.50 per kW
Non-fuel energy charge
4.2708 cents per kWh
 
      (5)   Billing adjustments.
         (a)   Electric rate adjustment. The charges for this service shall be increased or decreased per kWh each month based upon the current rate adjustment factor (see § 50.07).
         (b)   Tax adjustment. The rate herein is subject to proportional increases for taxes imposed by any authorized governmental taxing body.
      (6)   Ownership discount. A $0.27 per kilowatt discount of applicable demand charge for service directly from the Department's primary distribution lines will be allowed provided the consumer owns and services all equipment and assumes all other responsibilities for this equipment, including any required spares during emergencies from the primary metering point to his use locations.
      (7)   Minimum monthly charge. The minimum monthly charge shall consist of the consumer service charge plus a monthly minimum demand charge of the demand rate applied to 70% of the maximum billing demand which occurred during the immediately preceding 12 months. In no event shall the minimum demand charge per month be less than the greater of either $1 per kVA of required and installed transformer capacity or the demand charge per kW times 50 kW.
      (8)   Power factor.
         (a)   All consumers served under this rate schedule are expected to maintain their average power factor at 95% or better. When power factor's area measured to be below 95% lagging, the metered demand for that month shall be increased for billing purposes by multiplying by 0.95 and dividing by the actual power factor in per unit (decimal). Any load which requires reactive demand in kVh exceeding 33% of the measured demand in kW will trigger activation of the above penalty.
         (b)   Appropriate indicating or recording meters will be furnished by the city to measure energy delivered, the maximum kilowatt demand for the month, and either the power factor or reactive power demand of the load. Power factor (or reactive power) will be measured at the option of the city.
      (9)   For terms and conditions of service refer to the regulations contained in this chapter.
   (D)   Rate schedule OAL: outdoor area lighting.
      (1)   Application. The application of this schedule is to any electrical consumer desiring outdoor area lighting of such consumer's property, when such service can be provided directly from existing secondary distribution lines of the city. If additional facilities are required, it will be at the customer's expense. Such outdoor area lighting shall not be available for the purpose of lighting public streets or highways.
      (2)   Available upon application to all members for year-round, vertical dusk-to-dawn illumination of outdoor areas at any point on or near the utilities' lines, subject to the established rules and regulations of the City of Claremore Power and Light. Such outdoor area lighting shall not be available for the purpose of lighting public streets or highways. All such contracts shall be for a minimum period of two years and shall contain such terms and conditions as the city deems necessary and proper, including fees for installation.
      (3)   Monthly rates are as follows:
         (a)   Lighting unit mounted on existing city-owned pole, per 50 watt LED lamp: $6.50;
         (b)   Street lighting for private street(s) inside city limits or any street(s) outside of city limits but inside of the city area(s) of electrical service:
            1.   Standard lighting: $10.31; and
            2.   Decorative lighting: $15.
         (c)   All lighting served under these rates shall be for electrical power used and for maintenance and replacement of the light bulb and ballast only. The responsibility of maintenance and replacement of the light fixture, light head, globe and pole shall be the responsibility of the developer, property owner, or homeowner's association.
      (4)   Standard lighting shall describe the light poles, arms and light heads that match the standard street lights used by the city for street lights inside city limits.
      (5)   The term BURNING DUSK TO DAWN as used herein shall mean that all lamps shall be lighted by automatic control equipment from approximately 30 minutes after sunset to approximately 30 minutes before sunrise, with a total burning time of approximately 4,000 hours per year.
      (6)   For terms and conditions of service refer to the regulations contained in this chapter.
   (E)   Rate schedule (RE) renewable energy: customer electric generating facility.
      (1)   Generally.
         (a)   The City of Claremore Power and Light is willing to permit a customer to operate its generating facility in parallel with the utility's system for the purpose of delivering electricity and/or producing self-consuming electricity.
         (b)   Available upon application including any associated fees, when the customer intends to install, own and operate and inverter-based electric generating facility using renewables, having a maximum rated electrical output of 100 kW or less.
         (c)   RENEWABLES are defined as fuels derived from biomass. waste or renewable energy source, including wind, solar energy, or water.
         (d)   The purpose of schedule net metering is to provide a means for customers to offset all or a portion of their on-site usage with renewable energy. It is not intended for customers to produce more energy than they use within each billing month.
      (2)   Payment for net energy.
         (a)   The utility shall measure the net electricity produced or consumed by the customer during each billing period, in accordance with normal metering practices.
         (b)   If the energy supplied by the utility exceeds the energy generated by the customer during
the billing period, then the customer shall be billed for the net energy supplied by the utility together with the appropriate customer charge and applicable fees, if any, paid by other customers of the utility in the same rate class.
         (c)   If the energy generated by the customer during the billing period exceeds the energy supplied by the utility, then the customer shall:
            1.   Be billed for the appropriate customer service charge and applicable fees, if any, paid by other customers of the utility in the same rate class.
            2.   Not have any excess energy generated during each billing period be purchased by the utility
      (3)   Term. The agreement shall be in effect when signed by the customer and the utility and shall remain in effect thereafter month to month unless terminated by either party on 30 days prior written notice.
      (4)   Standard compliance. Customer represents and agrees that the generating facilities are, or will be prior to operation, certified as complying with:
         (a)   The requirements of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard 1547-2003, "Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems" as amended and supplemented as of the date of the agreement, which standard is incorporated herein by this reference (IEEE Standard 1547-2003); or
         (b)   The requirements of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 1741 concerning Inverters, Converters and Controllers for Use in Independent Power Systems, as amended and supplemented as of the date of the agreement, which standard is incorporated herein by this reference.
      (5)   Interruption or reduction of deliveries.
         (a)   The utility may require customer to interrupt or reduce deliveries as follows:
            1.   When necessary in order to construct, install, maintain, repair, replace, remove, investigate, or inspect any of its equipment or part of its system; or
            2.   If it determines that curtailment, interruption, or reduction is necessary because of emergencies, or lack of compliance with prudent electrical practices.
         (b)   Whenever possible, the utility shall give customer reasonable notice of the possibility that interruption or reduction of deliveries may be required.
         (c)   Notwithstanding any other provision of the agreement, if at any time the utility determines that either:
            1.   The generating facility may endanger utility personnel; or
            2.   The continued operation of customer's generating facility may endanger the integrity of the utility's electric system, and then the utility shall have the right to temporarily or permanently disconnect customer's generating facility from the utility's electric system. Customer's generating facility shall remain disconnected until such time as the utility is satisfied that the endangering condition(s) have been corrected.
      (6)   Interconnection.
         (a)   Customer shall deliver the excess energy to the utility at the utility's meter.
         (b)   Customer shall pay for designing, installing, inspecting, operating, and maintaining the electric generating facility in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and shall comply with the agreement and the utility's terms and conditions of service.
         (c)   Customer shall pay for the utility's standard service hook-up, if not already present, as well as any costs associated with metering equipment in excess of that required by a standard service.
         (d)   Customer shall not commence parallel operation of the generating facility until written approval of the interconnection facilities has been given by the utility. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. The utility shall have the right to have representatives present at the initial testing of customer's protective apparatus. Customer shall notify the utility when testing is to take place.
         (e)   Customer shall install and maintain, at customer's expense, a disconnect switch capable of being locked open located outside and accessible by utility personnel.
      (7)   Maintenance and permits. Customer shall:
         (a)   Maintain the electric generating facility and interconnection facilities in a safe and prudent manner and in conformance with all applicable laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the utility's terms and conditions of service; and
         (b)   Obtain any governmental authorizations and permits required for the construction and operation of the electric generating facility and interconnection facilities, including electrical permit(s).
         (c)   Reimburse the utility for any and all losses, damages, claims, penalties, or liability it incurs as a result of customer's failure to obtain or maintain any governmental authorizations and permits required for construction and operation of customer's generating facility or failure to maintain customer's generating facility as required in (a) above.
      (8)   Access to premises.
         (a)   The utility may enter customer's premises or property to:
            1.   Inspect, at all reasonable hours, customer's generating facility's protective devices;
            2.   Read meter; and
            3.   Disconnect, without advance notice, the generating facilities if, in the utility's opinion, a hazardous condition exists and such immediate action is necessary to protect persons, or the utility's facilities, or the property of others from damage or interference caused by customer's electric generating facilities, or lack of properly operating protective devices or inability to inspect the same.
         (b)   The utility inspection or other action shall not constitute approval by the utility. The customer remains solely responsible for the safe and adequate operation of its facilities.
      (9)   Indemnity.
         (a)   Customer shall defend, protect, indemnify and hold harmless utility, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all losses, liability, damages, claims, costs, charges, demands, or expenses (including any direct, indirect or consequential loss, liability, damage, claim, cost, charge, demand, or expense, and reasonable attorneys' fees) for injury or death to persons and damage to property, arising, directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with (a) engineering, design, construction, maintenance, repair, operation, supervision, inspection, testing, protection or ownership of customer's facilities; provided, however, customer's duty to indemnify utility shall not extend to any loss, liability, damage, claim, cost, charge, demand, or expense resulting from interruptions in electrical service to utility's electric utility customers other than customer. Utility shall not be indemnified hereunder for its loss, liability, damage, claim, cost, charge, demand, or expense arising out of or resulting from its sole negligence or willful misconduct.
         (b)   Notwithstanding the foregoing indemnity, and except for customer or utility's willful misconduct or sole negligence, customer and utility shall be solely responsible for damage to its facilities resulting from electrical disturbances or faults.
         (c)   The provisions of this section shall not be construed to relieve any insurer of its obligations to pay any insurance claims in accordance with the provisions of any valid insurance policy.
(Am. Ord. 2019-20, passed 12-23-19)