Feed-In Tariff for Distributed Generation (FIT)
SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
adopted June 16, 2009 Effective:
September 1, 2009
January 1, 2011
This Schedule is optional for customers who wish to sell to SMUD the power output from an eligible small-scaleDistributed Generation Resource, with capacity of not more than 5 MW, as defined in the General Conditionssection of this Schedule. Service under this schedule is on a first-come, first-served basis until the combined rated generation capacitywithin SMUD’s service territory reaches 100 MW.
This Schedule is available to the entire service territory.
III. General Conditions
REQUIRED CONTRACTDistributed generation resources accepting service under the tariff shall execute a power purchase agreement(PPA) with SMUD. 2.
DURATION OF TERM:The tariff shall be offered for contract durations of 10-, 15- or 20-years at the option of the customer. 3.
PARTICIPATION IN OTHER SMUD PROGRAMSCustomers taking service under this Schedule may not also obtain benefits from any of the following: a.
A power purchase agreement with SMUD for deliveries from the same facility;b.
Incentives from SMUD under customer programs implemented in compliance with SB 1 requirementsor similar program; orc.
The net metering option for energy deliveries from the same facility. 4.
ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTESA distributed generation resource accepting service under this tariff will deliver to SMUD both the energygenerated and any environmental attributes associated with that energy. 5.
DEFINITIONSThe following definitions apply to this Schedule: a.
Eligible Renewable Generation Resource
– An electric generating facility as defined in Public UtilitiesCode Section 399.12 and California Public Resource Code Section 25741, as either code provision maybe amended or supplemented from time to time. b.
Eligible Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Resource
– An electric generation facility that produces bothelectricity and thermal energy from a single fuel input. An eligible CHP system shall meet an emissionsrate standard of 0.07 pounds of nitrogen oxides (NOx) per MWh. It must also meet a minimumefficiency of 60 percent, measured as useful energy output divided by fuel input at 100 percent of generator load. An eligible CHP system that meets both these efficiency and NOx standards may take an emission creditat the rate of one megawatt-hour for each 3.4 million British thermal units of heat recovered. To remaineligible, the CHP system shall be adequately maintained and serviced to continue meeting or exceedingthe efficiency and emissions standards during its operation. 6.
ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTIONDistributed generation resources receiving service under this Schedule shall be interconnected withinSMUD’s service territory and shall be required to comply with SMUD’s Rule 21 process for interconnection.Any resources not meeting the Rule 21 requirements will
be eligible for service under this Schedule.