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Council Tackles Large Agenda PDF Print E-mail
Written by themindencourier   
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 13:50

The October 2 meeting of the Minden City Council had a full agenda. With the entire council in attendance, the meeting opened with the consideration of an agreement between NPPD and the City of Minden. Stan Clouse of NPPD joined the meeting via phone to answer questions the council had.
Due to the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 state statute requires that if a renewable energy developer established a generator in or near town and became PURPA certified,  the City would be forced to purchase their energy output. The proposed waiver transfers the purchase obligation to NPPD who would then blend the cost into their wholesale rate. The City would still be able to get involved with renewable energy developers that don’t have PURPA certification.
The agreement benefits the City by protecting the community from being forced to pay full avoided cost for PURPA certified generators as well as providing an opportunity to negotiate better pricing with renewable developers willing to work with the City. Clouse explained that most municipalities NPPD works with have signed the same waiver. With a better understanding of the agreement, the council voted its approval.

see October 11 Courier for full story

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 13:19