AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN PURCHASED POWER RATES AND TERMS FOR LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION THAT INSTALL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS AT SCHOOL FACILITIES IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF SUCH PROJECTS AND TO FACILITATE COMPLIANCE WITH G.S. 15C-521(C), WHICH REQUIRES THAT A LOCAL BOARD OF EDUCATION ADOPT LOCAL ENERGY-USE GOALS FOR BUILDING DESIGN AND OPERATION TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF OPERATION COSTS ON LOCAL AND STATE BUDGETS.
Makes a local board of education that installs a solar energy system in a school facility that qualifies as a small power producer, eligible for purchased power rates and terms. Applies to any local board of education that installs a solar energy system on a school facility on or before the date this act becomes law, that has also by that date: (1) filed a report of proposed construction (ROPC) or Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) application for construction of the facility, as applicable; (2) submitted a completed interconnection request to the North Carolina Interconnection Procedures (NCIP); (3) certified as a Qualifying Facility with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), if greater than 1 MW; and (4) made a commitment to sell its output to an electric public utility in the State using the approved Notice of Commitment Form.
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