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Residential Self Generation Rate (RGEN)

A. Applicability

1. The Residential Self Generation Rate (RGEN) shall be applicable to all qualified residential service customers that generate electricity on the customer’s side of the meter using eligible renewable energy generation equipment as defined by C.R. S. 40-2-124 including, but not limited to, photovoltaics, fuel cells, and micro-turbines in parallel with the City's electric system in accordance with Section 14.32.220 K.4 and 14.32.225. To qualify for the RGEN rate the generation system on the customer’s side of the meter shall be limited to a maximum capacity of 50 kilowatts (kW). Systems over 50 kW are subject to additional requirements and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis per Section 14.32.220 and 14.32.225.

B. Monthly Rate

1. Customer/Distribution System Charge: $21.60

2. Energy Charge:

a. All kWh consumed, per kWh, below the average monthly kWh consumption in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class: 6.51¢

b. All kWh consumed, per kWh, above the average monthly kWh consumption in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class: 7.55¢

3. LPC will net meter all electric power and energy produced by the RGEN customer's generation system. Net metering shall be, for billing purposes, the net consumption as measured at the service meter. Consumption will be measured monthly and, in the event net metering is negative, such that the customer's generation system production is greater than the customer's consumption, the net negative consumption will be treated as a credit for future billing periods. All monthly credits shall be accumulated against all consumption during an annual time period. In the event that a negative balance remains at the end of a calendar year, LPC will pay the customer for such negative balance at the RGEN retail energy rate as set forth in Section 14.32.040 B. 2. a.

4. The customer will be billed the applicable customer/distribution charge each month, including those months when negative or no net electric consumption by the customer occurs.

C.    Life Support Discount

The Residential Life Support Discount shall be available to any residential customer who has completed an application provided by the City and is qualified. Click to view application for Residential Life Support Discount.

D.    Low Income Senior and Disabled Discount

1. The Low Income Senior and Disabled Discount shall be available to any residential customer qualifying for tax or rental relief under provisions set forth in the Colorado Department of Revenue Form 104PTC. Applications for the discount shall be made annually on forms provided by the city and shall include a copy of Form 104PTC, as filed with the Colorado Department of Revenue.

2.Customers who qualify for the discount will receive a monthly $4.00 discount toward their electric charge on each subsequent utility bill after the application is complete and has been processed and approved by the city.


Commercial Energy Self Generation Rate (CEGE)

A. Applicability

1. The Commercial Energy Self Generation Rate (CEGE) shall be applicable to all qualified non-residential service customers that generate electricity on the customer’s side of the meter using eligible renewable energy generation equipment as defined by C.R.S. 40-2-124 including, but not limited to, photovoltaics, fuel cells, and micro-turbines in parallel with the City's electric system in accordance with Section 14.32.220.K.4 and 14.32.225. To qualify for the CEGE rate the generation system on the customer’s side of the meter shall be limited to a maximum capacity of 50 kW. Systems over 50 kW are subject to additional requirements and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis per Section 14.32.220 and 14.32.225.

B. Monthly Rate

1. Customer/Distribution System Charge: $36.60

2. Energy Charge:

a. All kWh consumed, per kWh, below the average monthly kWh consumption in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class: 7.00¢

b. All kWh consumed, per kWh, above the average monthly kWh consumption in the previous calendar year for the customer's standard rate class: 7.92¢
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3. LPC will net meter all electric power and energy produced by the CEGE customer's generation system. Net metering shall be, for billing purposes, the net consumption as measured at the service meter. Consumption will be measured monthly and in the event net metering is negative, such that the customer's generation system production is greater than the customer's consumption, there the net negative consumption will be treated as a credit for future billing periods. All monthly credits shall be accumulated against all consumption during the annual time period. In the event that a negative balance remains at the end of a calendar year, LPC will pay the customer for such negative balance at the CEGE retail energy rate as set forth in Section 14.32.065.B.2.a.

4. The customer will be billed the applicable customer/distribution charge each month, including those months when negative or no net electric consumption by the customer occurs.


Commercial Demand Self Generation rate (CDGE)

A. Applicability.

1. The commercial demand self generation rate (CDGE) shall be applicable to all non-residential meters whose demand equals or exceeds 50 kW demand. When qualified, a meter shall remain on the CDGE rate for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.

2. After a meter has been on the CDGE rate for 12 months, if the meter's demand does not equal or exceed 50 kW during any given month, the customer may elect to be served on the CEGE rate.

3. The CDGE rate shall be applicable to all qualified non-residential service customers that generate electricity on the customer’s side of the meter using eligible renewable energy generation equipment as defined by C.R.S. 40-2-124 including, but not limited to, photovoltaics, fuel cells, and micro-turbines in parallel with the city's electric system in accordance with Sections 14.32.220.K. and 14.32.225. To qualify for the CDGE rate,the generation system on the customer’s side of the meter shall be limited to a maximum capacity of 50 kW. Systems over 50 kW are subject to additional requirements and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis per Sections 14.32.220.K and 14.32.225.

4. The CDGE customer must make a written request to the Director advising of the customer's intent to own, operate, and maintain his own eligible renewable energy generation equipment. Requirements must be satisfied through the City's agreement of interconnection in accordance with Section 14.32.225. Customer will then remain on CDGE service until customer requests a change by notifying LPC in writing.

B. Monthly Rate.

1. Customer/distribution system charge: $82.50

2. Energy charge:

a. All kWh consumed, per kWh: 4.72¢

Demand charge:

b. Maximum kW, per kW: $10.40

3. LPC will net meter all electric power and energy produced by the CDGE customer's generation system. Net metering shall be, for billing purposes, the net consumption as measured at the service meter. Consumption will be measured monthly and in the event net metering is negative, such that the customer's generation system production is greater than the customer's consumption, the net negative consumption will be treated as a credit for future billing periods. All monthly credits shall be accumulated against all consumption during an annual time period. In the event that a negative balance remains at the end of a calendar year, LPC will pay the customer for such negative balance at the CDGE retail energy rate as set forth in Section 14.32.075.B.2.a.

4. The customer will be billed the applicable customer/distribution charge each month, including those months when negative or no net electric consumption by the customer occurs.


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