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Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and Green Power Products


Important Reminders


GREEN POWER PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE

Retail Suppliers with retail sales of marketed Green Power Products need to submit a report by Sept. 28, 2017 26 Del. Admin. C. Sections 3001- 1.0-13.0

Voluntary Renewable Energy Credits (VREC)s, RECs or SRECs retired cannot be used to meet compliance in successive years.

Green Power Products Compliance Report 2016 – A Green Power Product is defined as an Electric Supply Service which is marketed or otherwise advertised as having generation attributes consisting of the types of renewable energy sources listed in 26 Del. C. §352(6)(a)-(i). The Electric Supplier shall identify the percentage of renewable resources in the Contract.  Commission-regulated electric companies are responsible for complying with the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act’s requirements as per 26 Del.C. §354(e).

Delaware RECs or SRECs submitted in compliance with this regulation may be dated no earlier than 3 years prior to the beginning of the current compliance year. See 26 Del. Admin. C. Section 3.3.3

Reports should include GATS or other regional renewable energy certificate tracking system or Green-e Energy documentation of retired VRECs, RECs and SRECs.

The report does not use fractional VRECs, RECs or SRECs. Fractions should be rounded up or down.

ANNUAL RETAIL ELECTRICITY SUPPLIERS GREEN POWER PRODUCTS COMPLIANCE REPORT

RPS COMPLIANCE

Beginning with the 2012 Compliance Year, Delmarva Power & Light is responsible for the RPS compliance obligation with respect to energy delivered to its End-Use Customers. See 26 Del. Admin. C. Section 3.2.3

Only Delmarva Power & Light must submit a RPS Compliance Report within 120 days of the end of the Compliance Year or by September 28, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the report, please contact pamela.knotts@state.de.us or call (302) 736-7500.

Delmarva Power & Light’s 2014 RPS Compliance Report (pdf)

Delmarva Power & Light’s 2015 RPS Compliance Report (pdf)

Delmarva Power & Light’s 2016 RPS Compliance Report (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4)

 

A List of Certified Eligible Energy Resources (Excel)

 

General Information


PSC Docket No. 14-41 (Filed on January 27, 2014) – Delmarva Power & Light filed an application and it’s report 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 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 and DNREC Division of Energy & Climate were received on this application. Staff Report 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 , 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. Staff filed direct testimony on April 1, 2013. Comments from DNREC, and the Attorney General were received. Please see the Commission calendar for the evidentiary hearing date.

PSC Docket No. 12-526 – On November 20, 2012 Delmarva Power & Light filed an application and report 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 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 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 and DNREC Division of Energy & Climate on the application. The Commission entered Order No. 8281 on Jan. 22 , 2013 approving Delmarva’s Application with Staff’s recommended changes. The independent consultant, New Energy Opportunities Inc., filed their report 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 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 reopening Regulation Docket No. 56 and proposing amendments to the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards regulations as a result of Order No. 8150, 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 on October 31, 2012. Supplemental comments were submitted from Mr. Gary Myers dated December 13, 2012. On December 18, 2012, by Order No. 8256, the Commission approved the proposed rules as final.

On January 31, 2012, the Commission entered Order No. 8102 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 and Mr. Myers. On April 17th, by Order No. 8139, 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. The final order was entered December 20, 2011 at the Commission meeting. FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK WWW.SRECDELAWARE.COM.

On September 6, 2011 the Commission entered Order No. 8026 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. 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, Retail Energy Supply Association, Delaware Solar Energy Coalition. 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 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 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. Comments filed were from the Retail Energy Supply Association, Vote Solar Initiative, and Washington Gas Energy Services.

Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

Senate Substitute No. 1 to Senate Bill No. 119 (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 (144th General Assembly amendments to RPS Act)

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

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act

Environmental Standards for Eligible Energy Resources

Industrial Exemption Notice (See Section 2.2 of the Rules)

Delaware RPS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

RPS Forms


According to the “Delaware Public Service Commission Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard”, Commission Staff has 30 days after receipt of the application to approve or to advise of any deficiencies.

Beginning August 1, 2014 there will be a filing fee for Eligible Energy Resource Applications and associated forms. Payment must be received with the application in order for it to be processed. Please make checks payable to the Delaware Public Service Commission. The fee structure is as follows: Application for Certification as an Eligible Energy Resource $50.00; all other forms $25.00

Electronic Filing Instructions for Solar Installers/Aggregators ONLY. Individual owners will continue to submit a paper application with the appropriate payment amount. Make checks payable to the Delaware Public Service Commission.

Starting May 13, 2015, all Installers/Aggregators will be able to file their Eligible Energy Resource application forms online through the DelaFile electronic filing system. You will still have to fill out the applicable form on this page and attach.

First, Public Service Commission Staff will need to register a primary contact for the company. Please contact either Clishona Marshall, Joseph DeLosa, or Pamela Knotts to provide your primary contact’s information (name, email, phone, and address). Submission of electronically filed applications by the Installer/Aggregator CANNOT BEGIN until Staff receives the primary contact’s information.

Second, DelaFile will generate an email to the Primary Contact, included in the email will be the person’s name, zip code, and password.

The primary contact will need to log in to DelaFile to activate the account (this is only done one time and instructions are included in the PowerPoint presentation below).

Please note that applications must be submitted individually and payment must accompany each individual filing.

Applications are not processed unless the payment is processed.

At this time, please use the password provided to you by Staff. Staff will advise you when you can change the password and provide you with the procedures for doing so.

See complete instructions here.

Filing Instructions for Individual Owners/Homeowners Individual owners will continue to submit 4 copies of the paper application with supporting documentation with the appropriate payment amount. Make checks payable to the Delaware Public Service Commission and mail to the Delaware Public Service Commission, 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Bldg., Suite 100, Dover, De. 19904. Staff will electronically file these documents in DelaFile.

All documents that are filed (either by paper or electronically) are publicly available to anyone who logs into the DelaFile website.

DISCLAIMERS All documents that are filed (either by paper or electronically) are publicly available to anyone who logs into the DelaFile website. The Commission and its staff assume no liability (expressly or implicitly) if any person mistakenly e-files any confidential document or confidential information as a public comment or document in paper or electronic format using the DelaFile website.

You may request that the Commission accord confidential treatment to some or all of the information contained in a document that you either wish to e-file using the DelaFile website or file by paper copy using the mail system. See Section 1001-1.11 of the Rules for the requirements to follow for requesting such confidential treatment of documents (including the attestation required). For a listing of materials that are exempt from public disclosure, see 29 Del. C. §10002(l). If requesting confidential treatment for paper copies filed with the commission, the documents must be marked as such and follow the Rules for requesting confidential treatment as cited above.

DO NOT E-FILE OR MAIL ANY CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT OR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION USING THE DELAFILE WEBSITE OR MAIL UNLESS YOU SIMULTANEOUSLY ALSO E-FILE OR MAIL 1) A REDACTED, PUBLIC VERSION OF THE SAME DOCUMENT; AND 2) AN ATTESTATION THAT THE INFORMATION IS NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC INSPECTION OR DISCLOSURE.

If you file any confidential documents without a corresponding redacted, public version and attestation, your filing will not meet the Commission’s minimum filing requirements and will be rejected. All rejected documents are not considered as legally filed documents per the Commission’s Rules and do not start any time limits set for a response from the Commission or its staff.

Existing System Bonus(es)

Application for Certification as an Eligible Energy Resource NOTE: Application has changed – please note the requirements on the labor bonus sheet. Application now requires supporting documentation for manufactured and workforce bonuses.

System Addition Change Form NOTE: Application has changed – please note the requirements on the labor bonus sheet Note: Form requires supporting documentation for manufactured and workforce bonuses.

System Change Form

 

Links


Delaware Energy Office Information on renewable energy grants and rebates

PJM-EIS GATS

Links to some auctions and brokers for selling RECs and SRECs

Flett Exchange

SREC Trade

Aggregator & Broker List available on the PJM-EIS website

How do I sell my RECs/SRECs?

The Public Service Commission is not involved in nor does it advocate using any specific method for selling RECs or SRECs and does not recommend any entity.


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