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Distributed Generation (DG)

Pursuant to P.L. 2019 c. 478 and Chapter 312 of the PUC rules, the Commission will undertake a series of procurements of Distributed Generation (DG) projects to meet statutory targets for distributed renewable projects. Customers may “subscribe” to these projects and receive electricity bill credits for the value of the output of the generation.

  • DG programs allow customers to offset their electricity bills using the output from small renewable generators.
  • Customers may own their own project or share in a project with other customers.
  • The generation facility may be located on the customer’s property or on another property within the same utility service territory.

Under the DG program, there are two programs:

 

Shared DG Projects

(Available to all electric utility customer classes)

Commercial and Institutional Projects

(Available to non-residential customer classes)

Commission to procure 250 MW of Shared DG projects through a series of competitive solicitations. .  For information on DG Procurement Round 1, click here.

Commission to procure 125 MW of Commercial and Institutional DG projects through a series of competitive solicitations. .  For information on DG Procurement Round 1, click here.

Provides dollar credits on participating customers’ electricity bills.  Rates will be determined through competitive procurements of Shared DG Projects.  For information on DG Procurement Round 1, click here.

Provides dollar credits on participating customers’ electricity bills.  Rates will be determined through competitive procurements of Shared DG Projects.  For information on DG Procurement Round 1, click here.

Projects must be renewable generators less than 5 MW in size

Projects must be renewable generators less than 5 MW in size

Customers must participate in “shared” projects with other customers.  Shared projects are sometimes referred to as “community” projects.  Minimum subscription requirements apply (see P.L. 2019 c. 478 and Chapter 312).

Customers must have their own project. 

Entities marketing Shared DG Projects must be registered with the PUC.  See the list of Registered Project Sponsors, Marketers, etc.

Entities marketing Commercial and Institutional Projects are not required to register with the PUC.

Entities marketing Shared DG Projects must provide prospective subscriber customers with a DG Disclosure Form that includes information on the costs and benefits of the project to the customer and a DG REC Disclosure Form that provides information related to the project’s RECs.

Entities marketing Commercial and Institutional Projects are not required to provide prospective customers with disclosure forms.

Unused credits expire after 24 months

Unused credits expire after 24 months

Subscribers of shares less than 25 kilowatts may choose to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) up to the amount of, and of a substantially equivalent type, of their share of the RECs at a price of 80% of the market value of those RECs.  For more information on this program, click here.  Entities marketing Shared DG Projects must provide prospective subscriber customers with a DG REC Disclosure Form that provides information about this program and other REC related information.