The next thing on the PUD commissioner's agenda was to approve a new solar electric generating facility:
"There is a 3.27kw solar electric generating facility being installed on the Adrift Hotel in Long Beach. The owner would like to interconnect this facility to the district's distribution network and receive payment for the generated kilowatts. A motion is needed authorizing general manager miller to enter into a Net Energy Metering Interconnection Agreement and Agreement for Customer Generator Systems Incentives Program for Renewable Energy Development with Ms. Turner and the Adrift Hotel in Hoquiam," said General Manager Doug Miller.
In other business, one of the staff at the PUD provided some insight on a new billing system that the PUD is looking to adopt:
"Apparently we run what our third party billing solution calls an E-bill system, which is their bill presentation and credit card payment software. The company we're with no longer supports that. They've created this new software that has an entire revamping of its interface from a customer point of view. Also the new smart hub system has apps for smart phone users that allow for payment of your bill. It's more than just paperless billing, its bill presentation and history, your consumption history; graphs are available for consumption over time versus the average temperature of the day. You can even get into daily consumption. It also introduces notification processes, and there are several different notification options that the customers can sign up for, and now they can get those notifications via an email address that the customer provides, or by text, or through the smart hub app on your smart phone," said the staff member.
This concluded the December 2 PUD meeting, and you can catch the next meeting in the auditorium at the Peninsula Operations Center in Long Beach on December 16, and again at the auditorium at the Peninsula Operations Center in Long Beach on January 6.