The billing period to be used will be the same as the ordinary rate schedules. When the electricity supplied by the Association is greater than the electricity generated by the member-generator, the Association will bill the member-generator for the electricity consumed under the terms of the applicable rate schedule. When the electricity generated by the member-generator is more than that consumed, the member-generator is required to pay only the minimums and customer charges. The Association shall provide a credit for excess generation to the member-generator equal to the Association's average cost of energy from the preceding calendar year. Depending on the rate class any unused credit balance shall be paid monthly or on a calendar year as determined by Highline.
Net metering from 25 kW to 100 kW will be considered on a case by case basis by the Highline Board of Directors. The size of the renewable energy generator that will be allowed to interconnect with the Highline distribution system will be based on service capacity size and consumptive usage. The Association shall provide a credit for excess generation to the member-generator on a monthly basis equal to the Association's average cost of energy from our power supplier from the preceding calendar year.
Applicable to member-generators who wish to install a renewable resource generator up to 25 kW to offset their own use. Available to member-generators under any rate schedule other than time of use and will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the Association reaches an aggregate installed capacity of 2,000 kW from member-generators.
Net metering is defined as measuring the difference in electricity supplied by the Association and the electricity generated by the member-generator and delivered to the Association.
A member receiving service under this schedule will be subject to the same retail rate as those who are not generators. Member-generators served under this rate remain responsible for all charges from their normal rate schedule including monthly minimum charges, customer charges, meter charges, facilities charges, demand charges, and surcharges.
If the Association's meter is not capable of measuring the flow of electricity in two directions, the member shall be responsible for all expenses involved in purchasing and installing a meter that is capable of measuring electricity flow in two directions.