Rider for Net Metering of Residential and General Service Rates
This rider is available in conjunction with the Cooperative's
Residential Rates (RES-B4) and the Cooperative's General Services
Rate (GS-5). All retail members who own and operate a solar
photovoltaic, wind-powered, biomass-fueled, or micro-hydro
generating system, located and used at the member's primary legal
residence or business where a part or all of the electrical
requirements of the member can be supplied from the member's
generating system can receive service under this rider.
The rated capacity of the member's generating system shall not
exceed the lesser of (a) the member's estimated maximum kilowatt
demand or (b) 20 kilowatts for a residential system or 100
kilowatts for a nonresidential system.
The member's generating system as
referenced above must be
manufactured, installed and operated in accordance
with governmental and industry standards, and must fully conform
with the Cooperative's Interconnection Standard.
This rider is available on a first come, first serve basis,
except that the total capacity of all retail member-generating
systems under this rider shall not exceed 0.2% of the Cooperative's
hourly integrated peak load, as measured at its distribution
substations, for the prior calendar year.
If the member's proposed installation results in exceeding this
limit, the member will be notified that service under this rider is
The applicable rate per month shall be from the appropriate rate
schedule as referenced in the Availability section above. The
monthly bill shall be determined as follows:
For electric service under a standard, non time-of-use rate
schedule (Rates RES-B4, GS-5):
1. The facilities charge shall be determined
and billed as set forth in the applicable rate schedule as
described in the Availability section above, as well as the
distribution charge outlined in item 5 and 6 below.
2. Energy charges (or credits) shall be based
on the rates in the applicable rate schedules as
described in the Availability section above. For purposes of
calculating monthly energy in kilowatt-hours, member's usage shall
be reduced by the total of (a) any excess energy delivered to the
Cooperative in the current month plus (b) any accumulated excess
energy balance remaining from prior months. Total energy in
kilowatt-hours billed to members shall never be less than zero. For
any billing month during which excess energy exceeds the member's
usage in total, producing a net credit, the respective energy
charges for the month shall be zero. Credits shall not offset the
facilities charge for the applicable rate schedule.
3. Excess energy not used in the current
billing month to reduce billed kilowatt-hour usage shall be
accumulated and used to reduce usage in future months; however, any
accumulated excess energy not used to reduce billed kilowatt-hour
usage shall be reset to zero each June 1. Excess energy delivered
prior to June 1 will only be used to reduce usage provided by the
Cooperative prior to June 1.
4. There will be no compensation
paid to the retail member for excess energy granted to the
5. For each nameplate kW of installed solar
photovoltaic generating capacity, there is a $5.00 per month
distribution service charge. However, for the term of the rider,
this charge to consumer will be waived by the Cooperative as long
as it is paid by the wholesale power supplier. Our wholesale
power supplier has informed us that they will no longer pay this
service charge on new customers as of 1/1/2020 and will no longer
pay it for any customer as of 1/1/2025.
6. For each nameplate kW of installed,
wind-powered, biomass-fueled, or micro-hydro generation, the
monthly distribution service charge will be determined on a
case-by-case basis. However, for the term of the rider, this charge
to consumer will be waived by the Cooperative and paid by the
wholesale power supplier.
MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE
The monthly minimum charge shall be the basic facilities charge
plus the demand charge, if any, as stated in the applicable
1. To qualify for this rider, the retail
member must first qualify for and be served on one of the rate
schedules as described above in the Availability section. The
member must also meet all other qualifications as outlined in the
2. All provisions of the applicable
residential or commercial rate schedules described above will apply
to service supplied under this rider.
3. The retail member must execute an
Interconnection Agreement prior to receiving service under this
rider. The agreement shall include a description of the conditions
related to interconnection of the member generation with the
Cooperative's electrical system.
4. Renewable energy generators will retain
ownership of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) until a market for
RECs is fully developed as reasonably determined by the
Cooperative. After a market for RECs is fully developed, then,
annually, any RECs associated with net excess generation shall be
granted to the Cooperative when the net excess generation balance
is set to zero.
The Cooperative will furnish service in accordance with its
standard specifications. Non-standard service will be furnished in
accordance with the Cooperative's line Extension Policy.
TERMS OF SERVICE
Contracts shall be written for a period of not less than one (1)
year and shall be renewed for successive one (1) year periods.
After the initial period, either party may terminate service under
this rider by giving a sixty (60) day notice in writing.
A separate contract shall be written for each meter at each
The Cooperative's General Terms and Conditions are incorporated
by reference and are part of this rider.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
The terms of payment shall be in accordance with the applicable
South Carolina Sales Tax will be added to the above rates where
Supersedes original schedule of January 26, 2012
Effective for bills rendered on and after May 1, 2018
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