Schedule 3PH-DG Addendum to: Schedule GS-3 (General Service- Three Phase) Schedule LP (Large Power) Distributed Generation Interconnection* *Energy Credit Only


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Metering & Billing

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Character of Service

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Monthly Rate

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Energy Credit For energy supplied by Customer (Credits): $0.04 per kWh

Minimum Monthly Charges

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Terms & Conditions of Service

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Rate Adjustment

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DG System Requirements

The Member’s DG System must meet the following requirements:

  1. The nameplate rating of Member’s DG System must not greater than 49 kW.
    1. Exception to the 49 kW could be approved by Hoosier Energy and RushShelby Energy.
  2. The DG System must be owned and operated by the Member and must be located on the Member’s premises.
  3. The Member’s DG System must be intended primarily to offset part or all of the Member’s requirements for electricity.
  4. The DG System must operate in parallel with the Cooperative’s distribution facilities; and
  5. The DG System must satisfy the Cooperative’s Interconnection Standards as the same may be amended from time to time.

Interconnection Requirements; Terms & Conditions of Service

  1. The Member shall make such application and enter into such interconnection agreements as the Cooperative shall require from time to time.
  2. Any characteristic of the Member’s DG System or interconnection facilities that degrades or otherwise compromises the quality of service provided by the Cooperative to other Members will not be permitted.
  3. The Member shall agree that the Cooperative shall at all times have immediate access to the Member’s metering, control, and protective equipment.
  4. The Member shall install, operate and maintain the DG System and interconnection facilities in accordance with the manufacturer’s suggested practices for safe, efficient, and reliable operation in parallel with the Cooperative’s system.
  5. The Cooperative may, at its own discretion, isolate any DG System if the Cooperative has reason to believe that continued interconnection creates or contributes to a system emergency.
  6. A disconnecting device must be located at the point of common coupling for all interconnections. The disconnecting device must be accessible to Cooperative personnel at all times and be suitable for use by the Cooperative as a protective tagging location. The disconnecting device shall have a visible open gap when in the open position and be capable of being locked in the open position. The cost and maintenance of the main disconnect switch shall reside with the Member.
  7. The Cooperative reserves the right to have a representative present during compliance testing at the time of installation and maintenance testing of the interconnection system for compliance with these conditions of service.
  8. The Member is responsible for establishing a program for and performing annual periodic scheduled maintenance on the Member’s DG System and interconnection facilities (relays, interrupting devices, control schemes, and batteries that involve the protection of the Cooperative’s distribution system). A periodic maintenance program is to be established in accordance with the requirements of IEEE 1547. The Cooperative may examine copies of the periodic test reports or inspection logs associated with the periodic maintenance program. Upon the Cooperative’s request, the Cooperative shall be informed of the next scheduled maintenance and be able to witness the maintenance performed and any associated testing.
  9. The interconnection system hardware and software design requirements must be intended to assure protection of the Cooperative’s distribution system. Any additional hardware and software necessary to protect the Cooperative’s distribution system and equipment is solely the responsibility of Member to determine, design, acquire and install.
  10. The Member shall agree that the Cooperative shall not be liable for any damage to or breakdown of the Member’s equipment operated in parallel with the Cooperative’s electric system.
  11. The Member shall agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless the Cooperative from any and all claims for injury to persons or damage to property due to or in any way connected with the operation of Member-owned equipment and/or generators.
  12. Any DG System used by a Member pursuant to the Rate shall meet all applicable safety and performance standards established by the National Electric Code, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Underwriters Laboratories, including, but not limited to IEEE 1547. The Cooperative shall have right to require additional safety features at the cost of the Member.
  13. The Member must obtain, at his or her expense, all necessary inspections and approvals required by codes prior to being authorized by the Cooperative to connect the Member’s DG System to the Cooperative’s distribution system. The Member will supply the Cooperative with certification that DG System has received all necessary code approvals and that it meets, or exceeds, all applicable safety and performance standards.
  14. The Member’s DG System when operated in parallel with the Cooperative’s system must be designed and capable of immediately and automatically ceasing interconnected operation during any outages on the Cooperative’s system and during other emergency or abnormal conditions as specified by applicable codes and standards. The Member must cease parallel operation of its DG System
    immediately upon notification by the Cooperative if such operation is deemed unsafe or interferes with the supply of service to others or interferes with system operation or maintenance. The Cooperative accepts no responsibility for damage or injury to any person or property caused by the failure of the Member to operate in compliance with the Cooperative’s or any other requirements.
  15. Failure of the Member to comply with any of these requirements shall result in disconnection of service to the Member from the Cooperative’s system. The Cooperative will be under no obligation to reconnect the Member until the Member’s DG System either complies with the requirements or is permanently disconnected from any parallel operation with Cooperative’s system.

System Modifications

If it is necessary for the Cooperative to modify portions of its existing system to provide larger capacity facilities or metering to accommodate the purchase of electricity from the Member pursuant hereto, the Member will be responsible for the entire cost of said upgrades. Should system modification be necessary, the Cooperative, at the Member’s expense, shall perform all work on the Cooperative’s side of the meter.


The interpretation of, or the application by Cooperative of, all rates, rules, and regulations included in its tariff or adopted by the Cooperative shall be subject to review and interpretation by the Board of Directors of the Cooperative.