CHAPTER XV. UTILITIESCHAPTER XV. UTILITIES\ARTICLE 3. ELECTRICITY

The procedures, methods, rules, and duties of officers set out in Article 2 of this chapter which pertains to waterworks shall apply in like manner and effect to the electric department.

(Code 1962, 20-301)

Before any new electric service shall be installed an application for such service shall be made in writing by the owner of the premises to be served or by his or her authorized representative at the office of the city clerk on forms to be supplied by the city. The application shall disclose the location of the premises to be served, the name of the owner, the number of consumers, the purposes for which service is desired, and such other information as may be necessary for the purpose of this article. If there is no available distribution line to which the consumer may be connected, the conditions and terms for extending lines shall first be satisfied before installation shall be authorized by the city.

(Code 1962, 20-302)

The city may extend its distribution lines within or without the city by new construction or purchase of existing lines when application has been made or agreements entered into with owners along the proposed extension which will produce a revenue in the judgment of the city council sufficient to pay interest on the cost of such extension and the operating costs of the services to be supplied. The city may at any time extend such lines within the city without special contracts for such extensions when in the judgment of the city council the same may be financed by any means provided by law. The city may require any proposed customer situated outside the city limits to whom it may decide to supply electricity to construct his, her or its own electric line to a connection within the city in accordance with the city's specifications, and to maintain the same at his, her or its own expense for the purpose of receiving electric service. In the event any premises so served, or the electric lines serving the same, shall be brought within the city, the city may acquire title to and maintain such lines which shall be located within any street, alley, or public grounds of the city, the price thereof to be at its salvage value.

(Code 1962, 20-303)

The city shall furnish electric meters to all customers for their use and shall retain ownership of the same. Electric service shall be furnished to the customer at the nearest point of connection on the wall of the customer's building or residence.

(Code 1962, 20-304)

Temporary or special service of electricity may be furnished under the conditions and in the manner described in section 15-216 for water.

(Code 1962, 20-305)

(Code 1962, 20-306; Code 1985; Repealed by Code 2012)

The notice, hearing and appeal procedures as set out in Article 1 of this Chapter shall apply with like effect to the electric department.

(Ord. 1342; Code 2006)

(a)   Rider Power Cost Adjustment (Rider PCA)

This Rider is applicable to and becomes a part of each electric service contract and rate schedule in which reference is made to Rider Power Cost Adjustment (Rider PCA).

When the cost of power supply related costs and expenses incurred by the City increases above or decreases below $ 0.07418/kWh-sold, the rate for electric service shall be increased or decreased in accordance with the following formula:

PCA = (P+R)/S - B

Where:

PCA = Power Cost Adjustment expressed in dollars per kWh- sold rounded to the nearest five decimal places

P = Total power supply related costs and expenses expressed in dollars

S = Energy sales expressed in kWh to which Rider PCA is to be applied

R = Reconciliation of the cumulative over or under recovery of power supply related costs and expenses from preceding collection periods expressed in dollars and computed as the difference between the previous Rider PCA revenues collected and the power supply related costs and expenses incurred commencing January 1, 2015

B = Power supply related costs and expenses included in the electric base rates, to which the Rider PCA is applicable, of $ 0.07418/kWh

The City shall review the Rider PCA calculation and shall make projections for the periods beginning February and August. Following such Rider PCA review and calculation, the City Manager shall direct the Rider PCA to be applied, as deemed necessary to accomplish recovery of the City’s power supply related costs and expenses in a timely manner.

(b)   Residential Service

Monthly Meter or Customer Charge $ 12.50

All kWh Energy Usage $ 0.1151/kWh *

Rider PCA

(c)   All Electric Residential Service

Monthly Meter or Customer Charge $ 12.50

All kWh Energy Usage $ 0.1135/kWh *

Rider PCA

(d)   Commercial Demand Customers

       All three phase commercial customers, excluding churches and municipal accounts, and any single phase commercial customer that has had a monthly usage greater than 25 kW or 5,000 kWh in the last 12 months, excluding churches and municipal accounts.

(1)   City Commercial Demand Rates

Monthly Meter or Customer Charge - $ 15.00

First 5,000 kWh per month - $ 0.1144/kWh

All remaining kWh per month - $ 0.0742/kWh

First 25 kW per month - $  0.00/kW

All remaining kW per month - $ 10.00/kW

Rider PCA

(2)   Rural Commercial Demand Rates

Monthly Meter or Customer Charge - $ 15.00

First 5,000 kWh per month - $ 0.1244/kWh

All remaining kWh per month - $ 0.0842/kWh

First 25 kW per month - $  0.00/kW

All remaining kW per month - $ 10.50/kW

Rider PCA

(e)   Commercial Lighting

       All churches and any single phase commercial customer that does not qualify for Commercial Demand rates, excluding municipal accounts.

Monthly Meter or Customer Charge - $ 12.50

All kWh Energy Usage - $ 0.1144/kWh *

Rider PCA

(f)   Private Generation Customers

The rates for customers with generation behind the meter that produce electricity.

(1)   City Private Generation

All kWh per month - $0.0742/kWh

All kW per month - $ 10.00/kW

(2)   Rural Private Generation

All kWh per month - $0.0842/kWh

All kW per month - $10.50/kW

(g)   Dusk to Dawn Lights

Option 1: $67.00 in full and $7.50 (Electricity and Maintenance) per month thereafter, or

Option 2: $14.20 per month for 10 months and $7.50 per month thereafter

(h)   Municipal Service

All kWh Energy Usage $ 0.08000/kWh

Rider PCA

* Add $0.0100/kWh to above electric rates (designated with *) for customers not in the City limits

(Code 1962, 20-401; Ord. 1032; Ord. 1331; Code 2006; Ord. 1375; Ord. 1386; Ord. 1410; Ord. 1438; Code 2012; Res. 18-2012; 2015 fee schedule)

It shall be the obligation of the customer and not the City of Hoisington to request the application of the most suitable rate or schedule and the customer shall give the facts and permit inspection of the premises for the purpose of determination of applicability of schedules.

(Ord. 1331; Code 2006, 15-314; Ord. 1438; Code 2012)

In addition to the foregoing rate schedules, a rolling average of fees and charges shall be paid by the consumers of electricity in the amount proportionate to the amount of electricity used, based on the average weighted billing received from KMEA and other production costs.

(Ord. 1438; Code 2012)

These fees may be adjusted through changes in the City's comprehensive fee schedule and should be reviewed at least once per year.

(Ord. 1438; Code 2012)

(a)   There is hereby incorporated by reference the “Interconnection Standards for Parallel Installation and Operation of Customer-Owned Electric Generating Facilities”, together with the Program Overview, Technical Requirements, Application for Interconnection and Interconnection Agreement, attached thereto, prepared by the city. One copy shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Hoisington, Kansas,” and to which shall be attached a copy of this section, or Ordinance No. 1411, and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours..

(b)   Any private or public producer of electric generating capacity will be billed as a Private Generation Customer as defined by section 15-308.

(Ord. 1411; Code 2012)

(a)   There is hereby incorporated by reference the “Net Metering Policy and Procedures for Customer-Owned Renewable Energy Resources”, prepared by the city. One copy shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Hoisington, Kansas,” and to which shall be attached a copy of this section, or Ordinance No. 1443, and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

(b)   Net Metering Customer Generators must meet all the applicable requirements of the City's Interconnection Standards for Parallel Installation and Operation of Customer-Owned Electric Generating Facilities, incorporated by section 15-312, in addition to the requirements of the Net Metering Policy and Procedures for Customer-Owned Renewable Energy Resources.

(Ord. 1443; Code 2012)