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Residential Net Metering - Time of Use Retail Sales


This Schedule is available for metering electric energy generated by a consumer from an eligible on-site generating facility and delivered to the Cooperative distribution facilities to offset energy provided by the Cooperative in all territory served by the Cooperative.


Net Metering is applicable for all demand and energy furnished by the Cooperative to residential customers who operate an Eligible Generation Source as defined herein.  Service provided hereunder is on a first-come, first-served basis as a pilot program conducted jointly by the Cooperative and its power supplier, Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. ("Central"), subject to the General Conditions set forth herein, and further subject modification or discontinuation at the Cooperative's discretion.  Services purchased hereunder shall be metered and billed separately by single-customer load.

Residential customers participating in this pilot program ("Customers") are limited to private residences, single family dwelling units, and farms that are concurrently receiving electric service from the Cooperative and where photovoltaic, wind-powered, micro-hydro, biomass-fueled, or other Cooperative-approved renewable generation source of energy ("Eligible Generation Source") is installed on the Customer's side of the delivery point, for the Customer's own use, interconnected with and operated in parallel with the Cooperative's distribution system.

This schedule is only applicable for installed single-phased or three-phased generation systems that comply with the Cooperative's then current "Standard for Interconnecting Small Generation 100kW or less with Electric Power Systems" (Interconnection Standard"), which may be modified by the Cooperative from time to time.  The Nameplate Rating of the Customer's installed generation system and equipment must not exceed the estimated maximum monthly kilowatt (kW) of the residence or 50kW, whichever is less.

Type of Service

A single-phase service, 60 cycles, at standard secondary voltage, or such other voltages as may be mutually agreed upon.

Monthly Rate

Basic Facilities Charge @ $50.00

The following Demand and Energy Charges are the same as such charges set forth in Central's Schedule NMP-TOU - SALES FOR RESALE billed to the Cooperative, currently being and as amended from time to time:

Demand Charges



$ 4.25 per kW of On-peak Billing Demand


$ 1.75 per kW of On-peak Billing Demand


Energy Charges

Summer Months

Winter Months

All kWh used during On-peak Hours

6.919¢ per kWh

5.290¢ per kWh

All kWh used during Off-peak Hours

4.850¢ per kWh

4.626¢ per kWh


Minimum Monthly Charge

The minimum monthly charge under this schedule for single-phase service shall be $50.00, or such other minimum monthly charge as specified in a written agreement between the member and the Cooperative.

Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment Factor

The Cooperative's Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment Factor will not apply to service supplied under this schedule.

Adjustment for Actual Costs

The foregoing charges are based on projected costs and may be adjusted at least annually to reflect changes in such projected costs.  Adjustments shall include an appropriate recognition for any under or over recovery of actual costs from prior periods as billed by Central to the Cooperative under the Central's Schedule NMP-TOU - SALES FOR RESALE.

Determination of On-peak Billing Demand

Demand shall be measured at or as of the secondary voltage side of the transformer located at the Cooperative's delivery point of service to the member, but may be metered elsewhere and appropriately adjusted to compensate for losses between the Cooperative's point of delivery to the member and the point of metering.

The monthly On-Peak Billing Demand shall be the maximum 30-minute integrated kilowatt demand delivered to the Customer during the On-Peak Hours in the month for which the bill is rendered.

Determination of Billing Energy

All billing energy will be as metered, with appropriate adjustment for losses between the Cooperative's point of delivery to the Customer and the point of metering.

Determination of On-peak and Off-peak Hours

On-Peak Hours during the Summer Months of May, June, July, August, September and October shall be the hours from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m., all days of the week.

On-Peak Hours during the Winter Months of November, December, January, February, March and April shall be the hours from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., all days of the week.

Off-Peak Hours shall be all hours not specified above as On-Peak Hours.

Terms of Service

Acceptance of service under this schedule binds the member to all terms and conditions of this schedule.  Such obligations shall begin on the date of such acceptance of service and shall continue for an initial term of one (1) year and thereafter for additional terms of one (1) year each, unless and until terminated at the end of such initial term or any additional term by no less than sixty (60) day's advance written notice of termination from the member to the Cooperative.

The Cooperative reserves the right to terminate service under this schedule at any time upon written notice to the Customer in the event that the Customer violates any of the terms or conditions of the schedule, or if the Customer operates the generation system and equipment in a manner which is detrimental to the Cooperative or any of Cooperative's other customers.

General Conditions

The following general conditions shall apply to the service furnished hereunder:


Central will furnish, install, own and maintain metering to measure the kilowatt demand and kilowatt-hours delivered by the Cooperative to the member.  Central shall have the right to install special metering and load research devices on the member's equipment and the right to use the member's telephone line for communication with Central's and the member's equipment.


The Customer must comply with the liability insurance requirements of the Cooperative's Interconnection Standard and submit an application to interconnect which must be accepted by the Cooperative.


The Customer agrees to pay an application fee in accordance with the Cooperative's Interconnection Standard.


The member will pay any costs associated with upgrades to the Cooperative's distribution system required for the Cooperative to maintain a safe and reliable distribution system.


If the member is not the owner of the premises receiving electric service from the Cooperative, the Cooperative shall have the right to require that the owner of the premises give satisfactory written approval of the member's request for service under this schedule.


By accepting service under this Schedule, the member conveys to Central ownership of any Renewable Energy Credits or other environmental attributes to the energy produced by the member's Eligible Generation Source and sold to Central.  Further, by accepting service under this schedule the member shall at Central's request execute such further instruments or assurances as Central may reasonably deem necessary to evidence or confirm the ownership of any such Renewable Energy Credits or other environmental attributes.


Due to the experimental nature of this schedule, the Cooperative may deem it necessary to re-evaluate this schedule and, as with all schedules, reserves the right to review, eliminate, or close this schedule to new customers; provided, however, that this schedule shall not be closed prior to Central's Schedule NMP-TOU - SALES FOR RESALE billed to the Cooperative being closed.

Service Provisions

  1. The charges computed at the above monthly rate shall be subject to applicable South Carolina Sales Tax, franchise fees, assessments, and surcharges imposed by any governmental authority.
  2. A contribution-in-aid to construction may be required to provide additional capacity adequate to serve abnormal electrical load.  
  3. This rate schedule includes cost for installed facilities adequate to serve a 200A service entrance rating.  If the Cooperative is required to install excess facilities without anticipated additional electric usage there will be a required contribution-in-aid to construction as calculated using the approved cooperative line extension policy.
  4. The Cooperative's facilities used to provide electrical service have definite capacity limitations and can be damaged by overloads. Therefore, the Consumer must notify the Cooperative prior to making alterations to the service entrance equipment so that facilities of proper capacity may be provided. The Consumer shall be responsible for all expenses and or damages to Consumer's facilities resulting from failure to give proper notice.  The Consumer may also be subject to a contribution-in-aid of construction for work required to meet the Consumer's alterations. The Consumer should contact the Cooperative for information concerning charges for such work. 
  5. Bills are due upon receipt.  Bills are delinquent 22 days from the Billing Date and subject to a late payment charge on the current bill equal to ten percent (10%) of the first $25 and an additional two percent (2%) thereafter. Those unpaid after 30 days are subject to service disconnection.
  6. Intermittent service connections and disconnections can be subject to an operating service charge of not less than $30.00.
  7. The basic monthly bill will be increased by $12.00 for three phase service.
  8. Temporary service or construction service shall be supplied at a single point of delivery and in accordance with the Cooperative's Line Extension Plan
  9. The normal point of delivery shall be the point of attachment at a location as designated by the Cooperative.
  10. Service under this schedule is subject to the provisions of the Cooperative's Service Rules and Regulations.

Supersedes Schedule NM-TOU dated November 1, 2007
Effective for bills rendered on and after May 1, 2018

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