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File #: 61094    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the City to participate in parallel generation programs at City-owned photovoltaic generation sites within the Alliant Energy Corporation service territory.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2020 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Enactment date: 8/7/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00543
Title: Authorizing the City to participate in parallel generation programs at City-owned photovoltaic generation sites within the Alliant Energy Corporation service territory. (17th AD)
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Syed Abbas
Fiscal Note
Under the proposed resolution, the City is authorized to apply to and participate in the Alliant Energy Corporation's Customer-Owned Parallel Generation program for all future photovoltaic-generated (PVG) power sites in Alliant territory. Under this program, the Alliant Energy Corporation would credit the City’s PVG power at the current customer rate, which would reduce the net cost of electricity at installed facility sites. The City currently has 29 PVG sites, and will have 3 more installed by the end of 2020. The PVG sites are funded through Engineering's Sustainability and Energy Improvement budget, or through the budget for new buildings. No appropriation is required.
Title
Authorizing the City to participate in parallel generation programs at City-owned photovoltaic generation sites within the Alliant Energy Corporation service territory. (17th AD)
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WHEREAS, Alliant Energy Corporation, through its energy distribution subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light Company, offers Customer-owned Parallel Generation programs under which a customer who generates electricity at their own renewable energy site receives a credit on their energy bill to offset the electricity consumed at the site; and,

WHEREAS, the City is a customer of Alliant Energy Corporation and will install solar photovoltaic generation (PVG) renewable energy installations and wishes to participate in the utility’s Customer-Owned Parallel Generation program; and,

WHEREAS, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) regulates parallel generation programs and has created mandatory application forms and interconnection agreements that the customer must enter into with the utility, including one set of forms for solar installations of 20kW or lower (forms PSC 6027 and PSC 6029), and another set of forms for installations over 20kW (forms PSC 6028 and PSC 6030), which forms and programs require mutual indemnification whereby the City must indemnify the utility against claims for d...

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