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Murray City Power - Net Metering Pilot Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/30/2012
Program Overview:
State: Utah
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Small Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, General Public/Consumer
Applicable Utilities:Murray City Power
System Capacity Limit:10 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit:No limit specified
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; granted to utility each April
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://www.murray.utah.gov/index.aspx?NID=75
Authority 1:
Murray City Ordinance 06-13
Authority 2:
Murray City Net Metering Pilot Program Interconnection & Service Agreement
Summary:

Under a pilot program, Murray City Power offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using photovoltaic (PV), wind-electric or hydroelectric systems with a maximum capacity of 10 kilowatts (kW).* The utility will install and maintain a revenue meter capable of registering the bi-directional flow of electricity at the customer's facility. Any customer net excess generation (NEG) is carried over to the customer's next bill as a kilowatt-hour credit. Each April, any remaining NEG credits are granted to the utility.

The utility has developed a standard form interconnection agreement. Customers must provide all equipment necessary to meet applicable safety, power quality and interconnection requirements established by the National Electric Code (NEC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and any applicable local and state agencies, including any equipment deemed necessary by the utility expressly to accommodate the customer's request to qualify for net metering. Customers must obtain written approval from Murray City Power before interconnecting or activating an on-site generating system.

Net-metered customers must indemnify the utility and maintain general liability insurance for personal injury and property damage of at least $100,000 per occurrence. Furthermore, net-metered customers must "reimburse the City for any and all losses, damages, claims, penalties, or liability incurred by the City as a result of Customer's failure to obtain or maintain any governmental authorizations and permits required for construction and operation of the Customer's Electric Generation System or failure to maintain the Customer's Electric Generation System as required by law."

This program is currently available to customers on a trial basis. The program may be adjusted or discontinued by the Murray City Municipal Council for any reason, at any time without any obligation to existing participants.


* Utah enacted legislation in 2002 requiring all investor-owned electric utilities and cooperative utilities to offer net metering to their customers. However, the law does not apply to municipal utilities. Murray City Power offers net metering voluntarily.


 
Contact:
  Energy Conservation
Murray City Power
171 West 4800 South
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 264-2706
E-Mail: citypower@murray.utah.gov
Web Site: http://www.murray.utah.gov/index.aspx?NID=75
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