3 AAC 50.760 - Interconnection

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) An electric utility shall make interconnection with a qualifying facility as may be necessary to accomplish purchases or sales under 3 AAC 50.750 - 3 AAC 50.820.
(b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, an electric utility is not required to interconnect with a qualifying facility if
(1) the electric utility, solely because of purchases and sales over the interconnection, would become subject to federal regulation under Subchapter II of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 824; or
(2) a qualifying facility does not comply with the safety and reliability standards prescribed for interconnection in 3 AAC 52.485.
(c) An electric utility may assess a qualifying facility interconnection charges which are reasonable and nondiscriminatory with respect to other customers that have similar load characteristics.
(d) Interconnection charges may include the reasonable costs of connection, switching, metering, transmission, distribution, safety provisions, administration, and other costs incurred by the electric utility directly related to the installation and maintenance of the physical facilities necessary to permit interconnected operations with a qualifying facility, to the extent these costs are in excess of the corresponding costs which the electric utility would have incurred if it had not engaged in interconnected operations, but instead generated an equivalent amount of electric energy itself or purchased an equivalent amount of energy or capacity from other sources. Interconnection charges may not include any costs included in the calculation of avoided cost rates or integration fees or payments.
(e) An electric utility shall offer a qualifying facility the option of reimbursing the electric utility for interconnection charges over a reasonable period of time. The electric utility may charge reasonable interest, to be prescribed in its tariff or special contract, for the financing of the interconnection charges.
(f) Repealed 3/11/2016.
(g) An electric utility shall offer to operate in parallel with a qualifying facility.
(h) An electric utility shall offer a qualifying facility that has a generating capacity of 10 kilowatts or less the option of using a single detent meter during parallel operation.


3 AAC 50.760
Eff. 11/20/82, Register 84; am 3/11/2016, Register 217, April 2016

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