3 AAC 50.790 - Implementation

Current through April 6, 2022

(a) Not later than 60 days after receipt of a written request for interconnection from a qualifying facility, an electric utility shall file with the commission for its consideration a tariff for interconnection, integration, purchases, and sales with the requesting qualifying facility in accordance with applicable provisions of AS 42.05.361-42.05.441, 3 AAC 48.200- 3 AAC 48.390, and 3 AAC 50.750- 3 AAC 50.820.
(b) The proposed tariff filing of an electric utility filed in accordance with (a) of this section must delineate and authorize interconnection, integration, purchases, and sales between an electric utility and a qualifying facility, including provisions for
(1) the charges, terms, and conditions for interconnection to a qualifying facility, including the method and timing of payment of interconnection charges by a qualifying facility;
(2) the fees or payments for integration of the qualifying facility into the electric utility's system;
(3) the rates, terms, and conditions for purchases of energy and capacity from a qualifying facility; and
(4) the rates, terms, and conditions for sales of power to a qualifying facility.
(c) Notwithstanding (a) and (b) of this section, an electric utility may enter into a special contract with a qualifying facility specifying the charges, rates, terms, and conditions of interconnection, integration, purchases, and sales between an electric utility and a qualifying facility, provided use of a special contract otherwise conforms to applicable commission regulations, including 3 AAC 50.770(h).
(d) By April 1, 2016, each electric utility shall submit to the commission a proposed tariff filing that includes a standard rate for the purchase of energy from qualifying facilities with a design capacity of 100 kilowatts or less in accordance with 3 AAC 50.770(i).
(e) By April 1, 2016, each electric utility shall compile and maintain for public inspection and file with the commission all current purchase rates with qualifying facilities under 3 AAC 50.770 and the data and information specified in (1)- (3) of this subsection, as follows which must be updated every two years:
(1) the estimated avoided energy costs stated on a cents per kilowatt-hour basis for the current calendar or fiscal year and each of the next five years; for utilities with retail sales in excess of 500 million kilowatt-hours during the previous calendar year, the avoided energy costs shall be stated in blocks of not more than 10 percent of the system peak demand and reflect daily and seasonal peak and off-peak periods by year;
(2) the electric utility's plan for the addition of capacity by amount and type, for purchases of firm energy and capacity, and for capacity retirements for each year during the next 10 years;
(3) the estimated capacity costs at completion of the planned capacity additions and planned-capacity firm purchases, on the basis of dollars per kilowatt and the associated energy costs of each unit, on the basis of cents per kilowatt-hour; these costs must be expressed in terms of individual generating units and of individual planned firm purchases.


3 AAC 50.790
Eff. 11/20/82, Register 84; am 3/11/2016, Register 217, April 2016

Authority:AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.291

AS 42.05.361

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