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Geographic Eligibility

Source must be located within the PJM region or an adjacent state to the PJM region or outside the PJM region or adjacent state but in a control area that is adjacent to the PJM Region, if the electricity is delivered into the PJM Region. New sources must be located within the PJM Region effective March 22, 2019.

Reporting Year

January 1 through December 31

Banking

On or after January 1, 2006 an energy supplier can receive and accumulate RECs. A Renewable Energy Credit shall exist for three years from the date created. Effective April 2019, Solar Renewable Energy Credits have a lifespan of 5 years.

Solar Requirement

Yes, separate from Tier 1

Renewable Energy Sources

Tier I

Renewable sources include solar (including solar thermal), wind, qualifying biomass (>65% efficiency), methane from a landfill or wastewater treatment plant, geothermal, ocean, including energy from waves, tides, currents, and thermal differences, and a fuel cell that produces electricity from a Tier 1 renewable source generated from qualifying biomass or methane from a landfill or wastewater treatment plant.

Tier II

Renewable sources include hydroelectric power other than pump storage generation. For Tier 2 sources, the facility must have existed and been operational as of January 1, 2004.

RPS Percentages
Compliance Year Tier I Tier II Solar
2010 3.0% 2.5% 0.028%
2011 4.0% 2.5% 0.40%
2012 5.0% 2.5% 0.50%
2013 6.5% 2.5% 0.50%
2014 8.0% 2.5% 0.60%
2015 9.5% 2.5% 0.70%
2016 11.5% 2.0% 0.825%
2017 13.5% 1.5% 0.98%
2018 15.5% 1.0% 1.15%
2019 17.5% 0.5% 1.50%
2020 20.0%
1.70%
2021 26.25%
1.85%
2022 32.5%
2.175%
2023 38.75%
2.50%
2024 45.0%   2.60%
2025 52.25%   2.85%
2026 57.5%   3.15%
2027 63.75%   3.45%
2028 70.0%   3.75%
2029 76.25%   4.10%
2030 82.5%   4.50%
2031 88.75%   4.75%
2032 95.0%   5.00%

Alternative Compliance Payments

Tier 1 - $45/MWh
Tier 2 - $10/MWh
Solar – $500 in 2011 through 2023; $400 in 2024 through 2028; $300 in 2029 through 2041; $100 in 2042 and thereafter.

Contacts

Roger Fujihara
DC Public Service Commission
1333 H Street NW
7th Floor, West Tower
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 626-0558
Fax: (202) 626-9174

Emil King
District Department of the Environment
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 870-7248
Fax: (202) 673-6725

Useful Links

District of Columbia Public Service Commission RPS