LARGE POWER – INTERRUPTIBLE SERVICE
Available to members of Kosciusko Rural Electric Membership Corporation (KREMC) that:
- Qualify for service under Schedule LP, and
- Are capable of having their entire load interrupted by a radio controlled load management switch or other device operated by KREMC or its designee.
Weather and other factors determine the actual frequency and duration of load management control. KREMC cannot guarantee any limits to the frequency or duration of load control during any month. However, load control will typically occur on weekdays between 2:00 P.M. and 8 P.M. and will typically be less than 6 hours duration. In a normal month, the customer can anticipate several days in which there is no load control.
KREMC will provide and install the load management device. The cost of any additional equipment or equipment modifications required to disconnect the customer’s load or monitor load control activities shall be the customer’s responsibility.
CHARACTER OF SERVICE
Service rendered under this schedule shall be alternating current, 60 hertz, at 120/240 volts or such other voltage as might be mutually agreed upon.
$102.00 per month
Demand Charge (monthly)
$13.12 per kW of Maximum Demand
$0.05870 per kWh
DETERMINATION OF MAXIMUM DEMAND
The Maximum Demand shall be the maximum kilowatt (kW) load measured over a period of fifteen (15) consecutive minutes (or more) during the billing month as metered or recorded by suitable metering equipment installed by KREMC.
If at any time the average power factor is measured at less than 90% (lagging), metered billing demand (kW) will be multiplied by the ratio of 90%, the resultant then divided by the power factor as a percent to derive billing demand.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
1. Service shall be provided in accordance with the provisions set forth in Kosciusko REMC’s policies, bylaws and rate schedule Appendices A and B.
2. To monitor the performance of devices and equipment served under this Schedule, KREMC reserves the right to inspect said devices and equipment. The cooperative may install, maintain, operate and remove any metering, load management, and/or test equipment required to administer this Schedule. The cost of such equipment and its installation and operation shall be KREMC’s responsibility.
3. Any unauthorized tampering with or disabling of the load management control device, without prior approval of the cooperative, will result in the customer being billed under the terms of Schedule LP for a period of not less than 36 months.
4. It is the responsibility of the customer to determine the suitability of its equipment and its operations for load management control. KREMC shall not be responsible for any damages or losses caused by either the normal operation or the malfunction of the load management control device.
5. In general, motors having a rated capacity in excess of ten horsepower (10 H.P.) must be multi-phase.
6. In those cases where the member is not located adjacent to multi-phase lines of KREMC, service will be rendered only after the member will give satisfactory assurance by means of a written agreement as to the character, amount, and duration of the business offered.
7. Kosciusko REMC may require corrective measures or devices for any motor or apparatus, which, in the opinion of the cooperative, will cause voltage fluctuation to other members. Unless otherwise permitted, the maximum primary voltage fluctuation is three percent (3%).
8. Contract term shall not be less than one year.
9. Kosciusko REMC reserves the right to assign individual members to the rate that is deemed most appropriate and fair to the membership as a whole.
10. Kosciusko REMC reserves the right to adjust the Service Charge if standard monthly meter reading and bill presentment is not being practiced (i.e., bi-weekly billing and meter reading, etc.).
STANDBY GENERATOR OPTION
Under this rate schedule, consumers of Kosciusko REMC have the option of providing their own source of power during the time the Load Management Control Switch is activated and they are not receiving power from KREMC facilities. The following conditions must be met in order to qualify for using their own standby generation:
1. Any energy generating facility used by a KREMC member pursuant to this rate shall meet all applicable safety and performance standards established by the National Electric Code and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Underwriters Laboratories.
2. The consumer must maintain, at his or her expense, all necessary inspections and approvals required by codes prior to connecting any facilities to KREMC’s electrical system. The member will supply the cooperative with certification that the facilities have received all necessary code approvals and that it meets or exceeds all applicable safety and performance standards.
3. Parallel operation of KREMC’s electric system must cease immediately and automatically during system outages or operation of the Load Management provision of this rate and other emergency or abnormal conditions as specified by applicable codes and standards. The consumer’s generator must cease parallel operation upon notification by the cooperative if such operation is deemed unsafe or interferes with the supply of service to others or interferes with system operation and maintenance. The cooperative accepts no responsibility for damage or injury to any person or property caused by the failure of the consumer to operate in compliance with KREMC’s or any other requirements.
4. Failure of the consumer to comply with any of these requirements shall result in disconnection from the cooperative’s electric system. The cooperative will be under no obligation to reconnect the consumer until the consumer’s generation facility either complies with the requirements or is permanently disconnected from any parallel operation with KREMC’s electric system.
Board Approved: December 21, 2006
Effective Date: February 3, 2011
Revised Date: June 27, 2016