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In accordance with the Minnesota Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) order of Sept. 28, 2004 in Docket E999/CI-01-1023 pursuant to Minn. Statute 216B.1611 subdivision 3, Great River Energy (GRE) is required to supply, and the AR member is required to take, standby service under GRE’s Standby and Supplemental Service rate rider if the member-consumer’s DG system meets all of the following criteria:
GRE shall have no obligation to provide standby service or supplemental service for any member-consumer with a DG system that does not meet the above criteria except for member-consumers who are exempt from standby services.
Standby service provides backup capacity and energy to an AR member when an eligible member-consumer’s DG system is unavailable to supply the member-consumer’s load requirements.
GRE will provide the AR member with standby capacity and energy up to the contracted amount at any time in all months with no notice.
GRE has no obligation to provide the AR member with any amount of standby capacity and energy. However, GRE will provide the AR member with standby capacity and energy up to the contracted amount if:
GRE will not provide an AR member with both firm and non-firm standby service for the same member-consumer during an annual contract period.
Supplemental service provides capacity and energy to an AR member with an eligible member-consumer owning a DG system that is insufficient to meet the member-consumer’s total electrical load requirements under normal operating conditions.
Member-consumers that are exempt from standby service are eligible for supplemental service. Other member-consumers are eligible for supplemental service capacity and energy if:
GRE will provide AR members with both standby and supplemental service for any eligible member-consumer. However, each combination of these services is unique, applicable to a specific member-consumer, and must be specified in the Electric Service Agreement (ESA) with member-consumer. Standby and supplemental service charges are calculated on a member-consumer specific basis and may not be combined or aggregated among different member-consumers.
GRE charges the AR member reservation fees and usage charges for standby and supplemental service. The rates charged by each member distribution cooperative may vary. Contact your local distribution cooperative for applicable reservation fees and usage charges.
GRE shall charge the AR member a monthly reservation fee equal to the fee specified in the table below multiplied by the member-consumer’s CSD specified in the ESA for either firm or non-firm standby service.