(a) If a customer of an electric distribution company implements customer-side distributed resource capacity after January 1, 2006, and such capacity is less than the customer’s maximum metered peak load, the customer shall not be required to pay back-up power rates if the customer’s distributed resources are available during system peak periods, provided the customer shall continue to be required to pay otherwise applicable charges for electricity provided by the electric distribution company.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-243o
- distribution company: means any person providing electric transmission or distribution services within the state, but does not include: (A) A private power producer, as defined in section 16-243b. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Federally mandated congestion charges: means any cost approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as part of New England Standard Market Design including, but not limited to, locational marginal pricing, locational installed capacity payments, any cost approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to reduce federally mandated congestion charges in accordance with section 7-233y, this section, sections 16-32f, 16-50i, 16-50k, 16-50x, 16-243i to 16-243q, inclusive, 16-244c, 16-245m, 16-245n and 16-245z, section 21 of public act 05-1 of the June special session*, subsection (f) of section 16a-3j and reliability must run contracts. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
(b) The costs that a customer is not required to pay pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be recoverable through federally mandated congestion charges by the electric distribution companies.