DELAWARE'S RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD
- The Delaware Renewable Portfolio Standard Compliance Year beginning June 1, 2011 is the fourth year which requires a Minimum Cumulative Percentage from Solar Photovoltaics, sometimes referred to as the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) requirement. Click for important information concerning the use of SRECs.
- Renewable Energy Credits (REC)s or SRECs retired in GATS cannot be used to meet compliance in successive years.
- Filed RPS Compliance reports should include GATS documentation of retired RECs and SRECs.
- RPS Compliance reports must be submitted on or before Sept. 28 of the respective compliance year.
- The RPS Compliance report does not use fractional RECs or SRECs. Fractions should be rounded up or down. Accordingly, alternative compliance payments or solar alternative compliance payments should be paid on whole numbers not fractions.
- In lieu of standard means of compliance, a retail electric supplier may pay an alternative compliance payment (ACP) or solar alternative compliance payment (SACP) in order to meet the year's renewable energy portfolio standard. There is an increase in payment in the current year if an ACP or SACP was used in any previous years.
- Refer to 26 Del. C. 358 (d) (e) for the increases.
ANNUAL RETAIL ELECTRICITY SUPPLIERS VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE REPORT
Applicable electric suppliers must submit a Compliance Report within 120 days of the end of the Compliance Year or by September 28, 2012. Instructions for filing are included in the report. If you have any questions regarding the report, please contact Pamela.Knotts@state.de.us or call (302) 736-7500.
Compliance Report (2007/2010 Version Excel spreadsheet)
IMPORTANT TO READ:
1. If you are having trouble opening the Compliance Report there is a bug in Internet Explorer that converts this file to a zip file. Save the file and rename the file extension from zip to XLSM.
2. Or when you click on the report choose SAVE and choose the file type as Microsoft Office Excel2007 Macro-Enabled Workbook or XLSM file extension.
3. Or you may open the file in a browser other than Internet Explorer, i.e. Mozilla, Google Chrome, etc.
4. If you have a lower version of Microsoft Excel that does not allow the formulas in the spreadsheet to be operational, you may choose to upgrade to Office 2007/2010 or you may choose to download OpenOffice as an alternative to upgrading to Office 2007/2010. This is an option and is not supported by the Delaware Department of State.
Certified Eligible Energy Resources (Excel spreadsheet)
- 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 solicitation will be held on the SRECDelaware.com platform. The auction platform will being accepting applications on March 25th. Please consult the SRECDelaware.com website for all information.
- 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.
- 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)
- Commission Orders: PSC Order No. 7377, Order No. 7276, Order No. 6931, Order No. 6885, Order No. 6793, and Order No. 6697.
* On August 5, 2008, the Commission entered Order No. 7422, reopening Regulation Docket No. 56 to incorporate recent changes to the Renewable Portfolio Standards Act, including a new 350% credit multiplier for offshore wind energy installations. The Hearing Examiner's Report was issued December 5, 2008. Order No. 7494, dated December 16, 2008, adopts the Findings and Recommendtions of the Hearing Examiner (Dec. 5, 2008) as set forth as Exhibit "A" and adopts and approves the proposed "Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard". The effective date shall be the later of February 10, 2009 or 10 days after the date of publication in the Delaware Register.
* On September 22, 2009 the Commission entered Order No. 7653 reopening Regulation Docket No. 56 to incorporate recent changes to the Renewable Portfolio Standards Act stemming from Senate Bill 173.
- 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. On March 22, 2011 the Commission enerted Order No. 7933 approving the publishing of the revised Rules and Procedures to implement the Renewable Portfolio Standard.
- Delaware RPS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Filing Instructions
- Existing System Bonus(es) Form Note: Existing System Owners who had their facility (Eligible Energy Resource) certified prior to the 2010 Amendment to 26 Del. C. '356, regarding Delaware manufactured equipment and Delaware workforce bonuses, may submit an application, along with the required supporting documentation. If all criteria are met, a new certification number will be issued designating the bonus(es). Please note, the bonus(es) would only apply to RECs/SRECs created after the new certification and not to any prior RECs/SRECs. All requests should be made by completing all applicable sections of the Existing System Bonus form.
- Application for Certification as an Eligible Energy Resource Note: Application now requires supporting documentation for manufactured and workforce bonuses.
- System Addition Change Form Note: Form now requires supporting documentation for manufactured and workforce bonuses.
- System Ownership Change Form
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.
Links to some auctions and brokers for selling RECs and SRECs
- Flett Exchange
- SREC Trade
- Aggregator & Broker List available on the PJM-EIS website
- GATS document: Avenues to sell 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.