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Interconnection Agreement for Private Renewable Energy Sources

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Interested persons will take note that the Village Council of Yellow Springs on Monday, August 20, 2012, gave first reading to an ordinance, text to follow.

Council will consider said ordinance for second reading and possible passage into law during a public hearing to begin at 7:10 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2012, in the Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street.

Authorizing an Interconnection Agreement for Private Renewable Energy Sources

WHEREAS, The Village Council has adopted Section 1042.01(a)(2) of the Village Codified Ordinances permitting the installation of electric generating equipment using solar or wind power; and

WHEREAS, the Village desires to permit the on-site (connected to a building) generation of electricity from solar or wind power in an amount not to exceed 50KW for buildings located in Educational Institution Zones and not more than 25 kw for buildings in residential zones; and

WHEREAS, an Interconnection Agreement is needed to set forth conditions, standards, metering and other terms to allow the interconnection of privately installed renewable energy sources on-site to be connected to the Village’s electric distribution system.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council of the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio hereby ordains that:

Section 1. The Interconnection Agreement set forth as “Exhibit A” is hereby adopted. The Village Manager is directed to enter into an Interconnection Agreement with persons or entities who install renewable energy generating facilities and want to connect these to the Village’s electrical distribution system.

Section 2. This Ordinance is adopted pursuant to the Home Rule powers of the Village pursuant to Article XVIII Section 7 of the Ohio Constitution. All actions relating to this Ordinance were adopted at a duly called public meeting in conformance with the Ohio Open meetings Law.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall become effective at the earliest date allowed by law.

Judith Hempfling, President


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