Effective on and after Jan. 1, 2021
(Intended for Generation without Load, 26 kWAC-100 kWAC)
AVAILABLE: To renewable generation with production capacity of greater than 25 kWAC and less than, or equal to, 100 kWAC. No single CUSTOMER or project location may exceed 100 kWAC. Renewable generation includes electric generators powered by methane, wind, solar, biomass, hydro or waste technologies. New renewable generation will be placed on the Renewable Generation Rate until the total generating capacity of all renewable generation on the Renewable Generation Rate (not including Renewable Net Metering projects) is equal to or exceeds 1 percent of the capacity necessary to meet LES' average aggregate CUSTOMER monthly peak demand forecast for that calendar year. At that point, this schedule will no longer be offered to CUSTOMERS.
APPLICABLE: The charges and credits (payments) of this rate will apply to CUSTOMERS with renewable generation who supply energy to LES. This rate is intended to limit renewable generation to projects of greater than 25 kWAC and less than, or equal to, 100 kWAC per CUSTOMER or location to allow for diversity in CUSTOMER participation in this incentive rate. LES will make the final determination as to whether a proposed renewable generation project qualifies for the Renewable Generation Rate.
CHARACTER OF SERVICE: Unless otherwise provided by contract, the character of purchased power will be single- or three-phase alternating electric current at 60 Hertz. Voltage shall be determined by the voltage of LES' distribution system in the vicinity unless otherwise agreed. Facilities on this service will be metered with an LES-supplied bi-directional meter. The Renewable Generation Rate is intended for generation without load (other than generation auxiliaries and related systems). Any netting of energy is expected to be minimal.
PURCHASE OF OUTPUT FROM RENEWABLE GENERATOR CUSTOMERS: Owners of renewable generation will be allowed to parallel these facilities with LES and sell energy to LES. Energy generated cannot be used to offset a CUSTOMER'S load. Positive net energy delivered to the CUSTOMER in more than two BILLING PERIODS in a 12-month period will immediately disqualify this service from continuing to receive this Renewable Generation Rate for a period of one year from the date of disqualification. Such disqualification will cause this service to be billed at the applicable retail energy rate, and energy delivered to the SYSTEM will be credited at the Small Power Production rate.
RATE: At the end of the BILLING PERIOD, LES will net the metered energy which was delivered to LES and any incidental metered energy which was supplied by LES.
- Net energy delivered to LES in a BILLING PERIOD will be purchased by LES at the CUSTOMER'S appropriate Renewable Generation Rate Energy Payment rate.
- Net energy supplied by LES to the CUSTOMER in a BILLING PERIOD will be billed at the General Service retail energy rate. Any netting of energy is expected to be minimal.
- Other applicable fees and charges, including the Customer Charge, the Facilities Charge, the Distribution Facilities Charge, the City Dividend for Utility Ownership and Sales Tax (if applicable) will be billed to the CUSTOMER.
Purchases by LES will appear as credits on the BILL. Credits which exceed charges for a BILLING PERIOD will be paid by check from LES.
Renewable Generation Rate Energy Payment rate: The Energy Payment rate will be the Energy Charge based on the Tier (see table below) that is in effect on the date the Renewable Generation up to 100 kWAC Application for Review of Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Customer-Owned Generation (Application for Review) is approved by LES. This Energy Payment rate will remain fixed at this level for 10 years (regardless of any changes in the underlying Tier or Energy Charge) from the month of the date of the interconnection with LES (bi-directional meter set) as long as the Parallel Operations, Power Sales and Interconnection Agreement is approved and site inspection is conducted within one year of submitting the Application for Review.
The Customer Charge and the Facilities Charge will be equal to the General Service Customer Charge and Facilities Charge as determined and periodically adjusted by LES. The Distribution Facilities Charge will be as identified on this rate schedule and as determined and periodically adjusted by LES.
Subsequent to the first 10 years of a CUSTOMER’S initial LES-approved installation, the Energy Payment rate will transition to the Tier that is currently in effect and will continue to transition to each subsequent Tier as of the effective date for each Tier as determined by LES.
If a CUSTOMER increases the renewable generation production capacity at the same CUSTOMER location for which the CUSTOMER has an existing Renewable Generation Rate Agreement with LES, the Energy Payment rate of the expanded facility will coincide with the timing and provisions of the Tier for the existing facility; except that the total renewable generation production capacity may not exceed 100 kWAC for a CUSTOMER or single location.
|Renewable Generation Rate - 70
|Tier 1 Energy Payment rate for energy delivered to the SYSTEM, $/kWh
||100% of the Residential Energy Charge in effect at the time Application for Review is approved
|Tier 2 Energy Payment rate for energy delivered to the SYSTEM, $/kWh
||50% of the Residential Energy Charge in effect at the time Application for Review is approved
|Tier 3 Energy Payment rate for Energy Delivered to the SYSTEM $/kWh
||To be determined
|Distribution Facilities Charge $/BILL
|Customer Charge $/BILL
|Facilities Charge Single Phase $/BILL
|Facilities Charge Three Phase $/BILL
|Facilities Charge Primary $/BILL
In no case will the Energy Payment rate be less than the LES Avoided Cost.
- Tier 1: Tier 1 will be defined as the period up to the point where there is total CUSTOMER renewable energy generation of 1 megawatt as determined by LES, or May 31, 2024, whichever is earlier. Tier 1 closed on Dec. 31, 2017.
- Tier 2: Tier 2 will be defined as the period when Tier 1 ends (Dec. 31, 2017) and up to the point where there is total CUSTOMER renewable energy generation of 2 megawatts as determined by LES, or 10 years after the Tier 2 commencement date, whichever is earlier.
- Tier 3: Tier 3 will be defined as the period when Tier 2 ends.
CAPACITY PAYMENT: LES will make a one-time Capacity Payment to the owner of the renewable generation based on the contribution of peak reduction by the renewable resource, valued at a traditional resource cost of $1,000.00 per kWAC. Capacity increases or additions in future years will be eligible for the Capacity Payment based on the then-current Capacity Payment. The Capacity Payment will be paid on the following basis:
- Predominantly southern-facing fixed solar: $375.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
- Predominantly western-facing fixed solar: $475.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
- Single or dual-axis tracking solar: $475.00 per kWDC of nameplate capacity
- Other solar installations: No Capacity Payment
- Wind: No Capacity Payment
- Other technologies besides solar and wind: $1,000.00 per average kWAC net demand output of the generation at 5 p.m. during the months of July and August (as determined by LES)
Capacity Payments may be adjusted based on the value to LES and Capacity Payments will terminate effective with the commencement of Tier 3.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- This is an incentive rate that is subject to review and revision as new technologies and economic factors change. LES will resolve discrepancies or other issues regarding interpretation or implementation of this rate.
- A signed written agreement between the renewable generator CUSTOMER and LES will be required. View the Renewable Generation up to 100 kWAC Agreement for Interconnection of Customer-Owned Generation.
- The renewable generation’s connection to LES' distribution system must pass an inspection by LES for safety, power quality and verification that no loads are drawing power from LES.
- The renewable generator CUSTOMER must supply a meter socket and a disconnect switch between the renewable generation/inverter and LES' service drop.
- The renewable generator CUSTOMER must comply with all applicable city, county, and state sales tax, laws and regulations.
- Service will be furnished subject to LES’ policies and Service Regulations, Lincoln Building & Safety codes and the Renewable Generation up to 100 kWAC Agreement for Interconnection.
- Any proposed generation installation of 25 kWAC or greater requires approval by the Nebraska Power Review Board and a review by LES for system adequacy. Proof of approval by the Nebraska Power Review Board must be provided to LES prior to interconnection to LES.
- For renewable generation installations above 100 kWAC, contact LES for the appropriate rates and interconnection requirements.
NOTE: LES recommends you contact appropriate staff to answer questions and confirm your analysis of LES’ electric rates. For questions about how rates are established, email@example.com. For questions about the application of rates for your home, such as the proper rates, costs, etc., email an Energy Services Representative or call 402.475.4211.
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