Title 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

Chapter 26.6
The Renewable Energy Growth Program

R.I. Gen. Laws § 39-26.6-26

§ 39-26.6-26. Shared solar facilities.

(a) In order to facilitate the adoption of solar by customers in multifamily structures, campuses, multi-structure business parks, multi-tenant or multi-owner commercial facilities, and public entities with multiple accounts, the electric distribution company may establish rules and tariffs for program years starting on or after April 1, 2016. The rules and tariffs will set forth the requirements for eligible recipients, credit transfers, consumer protection, and other considerations and terms, with input from the office, for the commission’s review and approval.

(b) Shared solar facilities will receive the same ceiling price and enroll from the same classes of other projects of the same size and ownership as established by the board for a given program year.

(c) All customer accounts receiving bill credits shall be in the same customer class and the bill credit value from the shared solar facility shall be determined by the recipients’ rate class and not that of the facility owner. The credit value shall be the distribution, transition, transmission, and standard-offer supply rates of the bill credit recipients.

(d) Any value of bill credits not transferred from the shared solar facility shall be included in the total performance-based incentive, which shall be paid in accordance with the tariffs established by the electric distribution company.

History of Section.
P.L. 2016, ch. 149, § 5; P.L. 2016, ch. 163, § 5.