Notice of Filing
February 2, 2017
On January 31, 2017, Clark Energy Cooperative, Inc. (“Clark Energy”) filed a Community Solar Tariff. Under the Community Solar Tariff, Clark Energy’s Members will be able to voluntarily license solar panels within East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.’s (“EKPC”) eight and a half (8.5) MW community solar facility on the premises of EKPC’s headquarters in Clark County, Kentucky (“Project”). Under the Community Solar Tariff each participating Member will effectively pay the initial capital cost of the Project through a one-time, $460 license fee for each licensed panel. A participating Member may offset up to one hundred percent (100%) of his or her average annual consumption of electricity from the previous three (3) years. Participating retail customers will receive a monthly credit on their electric bill which will return the value of their licensed solar generation capacity as well as the value of the generated energy associated with said capacity. Depending upon the Member’s preference, they may also receive the value of the solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) associated with their licensed panel(s). A monthly operations and maintenance expense debit will be deducted from the sum of the credits listed above. The average effect upon a participating Member’s average bill will vary depending on the Member’s usage patterns and the pricing applicable to the Project capacity, energy and SRECs during a billing period.
This is a new service offered by Clark Energy, is strictly voluntary and open to all retail customer classes. There currently is no other Clark Energy tariff in effect for community solar. The proposed effective date for the Community Solar Tariff will be March 2, 2017.
A person may examine this filing at the offices of Clark Energy located at 2640 Iron Works Road, Winchester, Kentucky. This filing may also be examined at the offices of the Public Service Commission located at 211 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or through the Commission’s Web site at http://psc.ky.gov. Any comments regarding this filing may be submitted to the Public Service Commission through its website or by mail to: Public Service Commission, P. O. Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602.
The rates contained in this notice are the rates proposed by Clark Energy, but the Public Service Commission may order rates that differ from the proposed rates contained in this notice.
A person may submit a timely written request for intervention to the Public Service Commission, P. O. Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, establishing the grounds for the request including the status and interest of the party. If the Commission does not receive a written request for intervention within thirty (30) days of the initial publication of this notice, the Commission may take final action on the tariff filing.