Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-17-3 - Tariff requirements

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

Each utility shall file a tariff with the commission setting forth the terms and conditions for net metering interconnection with a customer-generator. In addition to setting forth the terms and conditions required by the act, the tariff shall include the following information:

(a) Any specific criteria and guidelines for determining the appropriate size of generation to fit the expected load;
(b) a provision requiring the customer-generator to furnish, install, operate, and maintain in good repair without cost to the utility any relays, locks and seals, breakers, automatic synchronizers, disconnecting devices, and any other control and protective devices required by an applicable recognized industry standard that is clearly identified in the tariff or in a tariff that is already approved by the commission, or by any requirements adopted by federal, state or local governing authorities for the interconnection of net-metered facilities, for the parallel operation of the net metered facility with the utility's system;
(c) a provision requiring the customer-generator to supply, at no expense to the utility, a suitable location for the utility's equipment;
(d) a statement indicating whether or not the utility requires the customer-generator to install a utility-controlled manual disconnect switch located on the line side of a meter that has the capability to be locked out by utility personnel to isolate the utility's facilities if an electrical outage in the utility's facilities occurs. If a manual switch is required, the utility shall give notice to the customer-generator, as soon as possible, when the switch is locked out or used by the utility. The disconnect switch may also serve as a means of isolation for the net metered facility during any customer-generator maintenance activities, routine outages, or emergencies;
(e) a requirement that the customer-generator shall notify the utility before the initial energizing or start-up testing, or both, of the net metered facility. The utility shall have the right to be present at these times;
(f) the requirement that, if harmonics, voltage fluctuations, or other disruptive problems on the utility's system can be directly attributed to the operation of the net me-tered facility, each problem shall be corrected at the customer-generator's expense. The utility shall provide to the customer-generator a written estimate of all costs that will be incurred by the utility and billed to the customer-generator to accommodate interconnection or correct problems;
(g) a requirement that no net metered facility shall damage the utility's system or equipment or present an undue hazard to utility personnel; and
(h) a requirement that the customer-generator enter into a written interconnection application or interconnection agreement with the utility, as specified in K.A.R. 82-17-2(d) .

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 82-17-3
Authorized by K.S.A. 2009 Supp. 66-1269; implementing K.S.A. 2009 Supp. 66-1264, 66-1268, 66-1269; effective Aug. 6, 2010.

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