Title 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

Chapter 26.6
The Renewable Energy Growth Program

R.I. Gen. Laws § 39-26.6-12

§ 39-26.6-12. Annual bidding and enrollments.

(a) The electric distribution company, in consultation with the board and office, shall conduct at least three (3) tariff enrollments for each distributed-generation class each program year.

(b) During each program year, the tariff enrollments shall have both an annual targeted amount of nameplate megawatts (“annual MW target”) and a nameplate megawatt target for each separate enrollment event (“enrollment MW target”). The enrollment MW target shall comprise the specific portion of the annual MW target sought to be obtained in that enrollment. The annual MW target(s) and enrollment MW targets shall be recommended by the board no less frequently than every three (3) years, subject to commission approval. The board shall also recommend a megawatt target for each class (“class MW target”) that comprises a specified portion of the enrollment MW target, subject to commission approval. If the electric distribution company, the office, and the board mutually agree, they may reallocate megawatts during an enrollment from one class to another without commission approval if there is an over-subscription in one class and an under-subscription in another, provided that the annual MW target is not being exceeded, except as provided in § 39-26.6-17. No reallocation of megawatts from a competitive pricing class to a non-competitive pricing class shall be made until after the completion of the three (3) enrollment periods in the program year and in no case may the annual MW target be exceeded as a result of a reallocation of megawatts.

(c) The annual MW targets shall be established from the year 2023 through the year 2033. The annual target for each program year shall be up to three hundred megawatts (300 MW); provided that, thirty megawatts (30 MW) shall be reserved for projects less than one megawatt (1 MW). The board may petition the commission for approval of multi-year annual targets and associated-ceiling prices.

(d) – (j) [Deleted by P.L. 2023, ch. 300, § 2 and P.L. 2023, ch. 301, § 2.]

History of Section.
P.L. 2014, ch. 200, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 216, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 17, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 56, § 1; P.L. 2023, ch. 300, § 2, effective June 24, 2023; P.L. 2023, ch. 301, § 2, effective June 24, 2023.