Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
9/24/2020

Chapter 317. Rates for Standby Service Furnished to Certain Renewable Cogeneration Facilities Pursuant to § 56-235.1:1 of the Code of Virginia

20VAC5-317-10. Applicability and scope.

This chapter is promulgated pursuant to the provisions of § 56-235.1:1 of the Code of Virginia. It is applicable to (i) Virginia's electric utilities ("utilities" or "utility") subject to the provisions of § 56-235.1:1 and (ii) utilities' customers that operate cogeneration facilities that generate renewable energy, as that term is defined in § 56-576 of the Code of Virginia, and desire to obtain standby service from utilities.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-235.1:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2010.

20VAC5-317-20. Duty to provide rate for standby service.

Every utility subject to the provisions of § 56-235.1:1 of the Code of Virginia shall provide a rate for standby service to customers in its certificated territory that operate a cogeneration facility in the Commonwealth that generates renewable energy as defined in § 56-576 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-235.1:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2010.

20VAC5-317-30. Costs to be recovered in standby rates.

Costs to be recovered in utility rates for standby service provided to cogeneration facilities generating renewable energy shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Customer charges , including, but not limited to, metering charges to recover utility costs associated with metering facilities, meter reading (where appropriate), processing, communication equipment (where appropriate), and administration.

2. Distribution service charges to recover utility costs associated with distribution facilities including, but not limited to, the costs of transformers and other distribution equipment necessary to provide standby service.

3. Transmission service charges to recover utility costs (i) for transmission services provided to the utility by the regional transmission entity of which the utility is a member, as determined under applicable rates, terms, and conditions approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and (ii) charged to the utility that are associated with demand response programs approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and administered by the regional transmission entity of which the utility is a member.

4. Electricity supply service charges to recover (i) utility fixed costs and nonfuel-related operating and maintenance expenses associated with investments in generating units and (ii) capacity payments associated with power purchases including, but not limited to, a return on the undepreciated generating unit investments, associated income taxes, depreciation expenses, operations and maintenance expenses, and property taxes.

5. Fuel charges to recover utility fuel costs including purchased power costs.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-235.1:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2010.

20VAC5-317-40. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2010; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 18, eff. April 14, 2020.

20VAC5-317-50. Waiver.

The commission may waive any or all parts of this chapter for good cause shown.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-235.1:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 9, eff. January 1, 2010.



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