RENEWABLE ENERGY RIDER (GREEN POWER)
This rider is available to consumers taking service concurrently under Schedule RF, Residential and Farm Service and Schedule C, Commercial Service. This rate is for the purchase of energy from renewable energy sources (predominantly landfill methane gas generation) and the support of qualified environmental organizations. Consumers requesting service under this optional rider must remain on the rider for a minimum of twelve months. Kosciusko Rural Electric Membership Corporation (KREMC) reserves the right to limit the number of participants under this rider when its total renewable sources have been sold or reserved.
Energy sold pursuant to this rider is generated using renewable resources. These resources are expected to be continuously available except for reasonable periods allowing for normal maintenance of the generation equipment. If the cooperative becomes aware that the renewable sources available to it will be, for any reason, insufficient to furnish at least 50% of the total consumer purchases hereunder for more than three months, the cooperative shall suspend application of this rider. When the renewable resources again become available, the cooperative will resume application. The renewable resources purchased by KREMC under this tariff are capped at a maximum of 750 kWh per month per consumer.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO QUALIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
KREMC will donate the net revenues generated by application of this rider to qualified organizations. These organizations must engage in one or more of the following:
- Research and development of new renewable resources
- Environmental education,
- Other activities or programs of which the purpose is consistent with protecting the environment.
These organizations may be local or national, but must be not-for-profit. Preference shall be given to qualified organizations who are either located within the cooperative’s service territory or whose activities directly benefit KREMC members.
KREMC may retain up to 25% of the revenues generated by application of this rider to recover the cost of developing, implementing, administering and promoting the renewable energy program.
In addition to the total charges determined under the concurrent rate Schedule RF, applicable to the consumer, the following charges shall also apply.
Option A: $.010 per kWh – First 750 kWh per month
No additional charge – Over 750 kWh per month
Option B: $.010 per kWh – First 250 kWh per month
No additional charge – Over 250 kWh per month
Rate will be determined by the current market rate of a renewable energy credit (REC), as well as the percentage requested or required by the member.
Billing method to be determined based on agreement between the cooperative and member.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
This rider is subject to the payment option and terms of payment as set forth in the concurrent rate RF that qualifies the consumer for service under this rider.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
- Service shall be provided in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Kosciusko REMC policies, bylaws and rate schedule Appendices A and B.
- Except as stated in this rider, all terms and conditions of service as set forth in the concurrent rate RF that qualified the consumer for the renewable energy program shall apply to service under this rider.
- 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.
Board Approved: March 28, 2005
Effective Date: October 1, 2016
Revised Date: August 29, 2016