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Delaware’s Renewable Energy goals are achieved in part through the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act, which finds that benefits from renewable energy resources accrue to the public at large and establishes a market for electricity from these resources with the intent to lower the cost to consumers. The PSC complies with the legislation through its Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

For homeowners, solar developers, and solar installers with questions regarding how to obtain  a Delaware certification as an Eligible Energy Resource and generate solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) or renewable energy credits (RECs), please see the “Applications for Eligible Energy Resources” section of our website.

For RPS compliance reports and Green Power Products compliance report, please see the “RPS and Green Power Product Compliance” section of our website.

Prior Dockets:

PSC Docket No. 14-41 (Filed on January 27, 2014) – Delmarva Power & Light filed an application Opens in new window and it’s report Opens in new window in support of the application with the Commission for approval of the 2014 Program for the Procurement of Solar Renewable Credits. On February 20, 2014 the Commission entered Order No. 8535 Opens in new window which set forth the procedural schedule, public comment, intervention and hearing date. Mark Lawrence is designated as the Hearing Examiner for the sole purpose of granting or denying intervention petitions and for admission of counsel pro hac vice. The Commission will hold an evidentiary hearing during its regularly scheduled meeting on April 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Public Service Commission, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100, Dover, DE 19904. Comments from the Delaware Public Advocate Opens in new window and DNREC Division of Energy & Climate Opens in new window were received on this application. Staff Report Opens in new window on Delmarva Power & Light Company’s Application for Approval of the 2014 Program for the Procurement of Solar Renewable Energy Credits filed April 4, 2014.

PSC Docket No. 13-99 – On March 11, 2013, Delmarva Power & Light filed an application Opens in new window , with the Commission for the approval to enter into a contract to purchase solar renewable energy credits (“SRECs”) from Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. (“WGES”). The Commission opened the docket on March 19, 2013 via Order No. 8325 Opens in new window. Staff filed direct testimony on April 1, 2013 Opens in new window. Comments from DNREC Opens in new window, and the Attorney General Opens in new window were received. Please see the Commission calendar Opens in new window for the evidentiary hearing date.

PSC Docket No. 12-526 – On November 20, 2012 Delmarva Power & Light filed an application Opens in new window and report Opens in new window with the Commission for the approval of the 2013 Program for the Procurement of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). On Dec. 18th the Commission entered Order No. 8254 Opens in new window which set forth a procedural schedule, public comment, intervention and hearing date. Mark Lawrence is designated as the Hearing Examiner for the sole purpose of granting or denying intervention petitions and for admission of counsel pro hac vice. The Commission will hold an evidentiary hearing during its regularly scheduled meeting on January 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Public Service Commission, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 100, Dover, De. 19904. Staff Report Opens in new window on Delmarva Power and Light Company’s Application for Approval of the 2013 Program for the Procurement of Solar Renewable Energy Credits filed January 11, 2013. Comments from Caesar Rodney Institute Opens in new window and DNREC Division of Energy & Climate Opens in new window on the application. The Commission entered Order No. 8281 Opens in new window on Jan. 22 , 2013 approving Delmarva’s Application with Staff’s recommended changes. The independent consultant, New Energy Opportunities Inc., filed their report Opens in new window evaluating the 2013 Program for the Procurement of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs), pursuant to Order No. 8281. On September 18, 2013, New Energy Opportunities made a correction to the report Opens in new window on page 47 & 48 to reflect the correct ratio for SRECs. This does not change the calculation or recommendations in the report.

On September 18, 2012 the Commission entered Order No. 8219 Opens in new window reopening Regulation Docket No. 56 and proposing amendments to the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards regulations as a result of Order No. 8150 Opens in new window, dated May 15, 2012. Persons or entities may file written comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials, on or before November 9, 2012, but the last date to submit written comments will be on January 2, 2013. The PSC will conduct a public evidentiary hearing on the new proposed regulations on December 18, 2012 at 1:00 in the PSC ‘s office. Comments filed were from Mr. Gary Myers Opens in new window on October 31, 2012. Supplemental comments were submitted from Mr. Gary Myers Opens in new window dated December 13, 2012. On December 18, 2012, by Order No. 8256 Opens in new window, the Commission approved the proposed rules as final.

On January 31, 2012, the Commission entered Order No. 8102 Opens in new window approving for March publication in the Register of Regulation and comment the proposed amended revisions to its Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard. Persons or entities may filed written comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials, on or before April 2, 2012. The Commission conducted a public hearing on the proposed revisions to the RPS Rules on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, beginning at 1:00 P.M. at the Commission’s office at 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building, Suite 100, Dover, Delaware. Comments filed Washington Gas Energy Services Opens in new window and Mr. Myers Opens in new window. On April 17th, by Order No. 8139 Opens in new window, the Commission approved the proposed rules as final.

On September 16, 2011 Delmarva Power & Light filed an application with the Commission to seek approval of a pilot program for the procurement of solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). For more information please see Docket No. 11-399 Opens in new window. The final order was entered December 20, 2011 at the Commission meeting. FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK WWW.SRECDELAWARE.COM Opens in new window.

On September 6, 2011 the Commission entered Order No. 8026 Opens in new window reopening Regulation Docket No. 56 and proposing amendments to the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards regulations as a result of the recent passage of Senate Bill No. 124 with Senate Amendment No. 1 Opens in new window. Persons or entities may file written comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials, on or before November 3, 2011. Comments filed were from Washington Gas and Energy Services Opens in new window, Retail Energy Supply Association Opens in new window, Delaware Solar Energy Coalition Opens in new window. A workshop was held on November 29th at 10:00 am in the Public Service Commission Hearing Rm to discuss the comments received. The hearing originally scheduled for December 1st is postponed and will be rescheduled. A follow up workshop was held Jan. 9th, at 10 am in the Public Service Commission Hearing Rm to discuss revisions to the rules. A final Order No. 8150 was entered May 15, 2012.

On March 22, 2011 the Commission entered Order No. 7933 Opens in new window approving the publishing of the revised Rules and Procedures to implement the Renewable Portfolio Standard.

On September 17, 2010 the Commission entered Order No. 7834 Opens in new window reopening Regulation Docket No. 56 and proposing amendments to the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards regulations as a result of the recent passage of Senate Substitute No. 1 for Senate Bill No. 119 Opens in new window. Comments filed were from the Retail Energy Supply Association Opens in new window, Vote Solar Initiative Opens in new window, and Washington Gas Energy Services Opens in new window.

Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Opens in new window

Senate Substitute No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 119 Opens in new window (145th General Assembly amendments to RPS Act) The revisions to the solar alternative compliance payments applies to Compliance Year 2010 and thereafter.

Senate Bill 328 Opens in new window (144th General Assembly amendments to RPS Act)

Senate Bill 19 w/House Amendment 1 Opens in new window (144th General Assembly amendments to RPS Act)

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act Opens in new window

Environmental Standards for Eligible Energy Resources Opens in new window

Industrial Exemption Notice (See Section 2.2 of the Rules Opens in new window)

Delaware RPS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Opens in new window


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