§ 39-26.6-27 Community remote distributed generation system.
(a) In order to facilitate the adoption of participation in renewable-energy projects by eligible customers, the board may allocate a portion of the annual MW goal to a separate class, or classes, of community remote-distributed-generation systems, which may compete under separate ceiling prices from non-community remote-distributed-generation systems, for program years starting on or after April 1, 2016.
(b) Upon such allocation by the board, the electric-distribution company shall establish rules and tariffs for program years starting on or after April 1, 2016, which 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.
(c) The value of credits to be allocated to credit recipients may be a fixed rate provided by the system owner, but shall not be greater than the sum of the standard offer service, less the renewable-energy standard charge or credit, and the transmission and transition rates, of the credit recipient as offered by the electric-distribution company in effect at the time of establishing the transfer. If a fixed credit rate is not provided, the default credit will be the sum of the standard-offer service, less the renewable-energy standard charge or credit, and the transmission and transition rates, of the credit recipient as offered by the electric-distribution company in effect at the time of the transfer.
(d) Any credits not allocated in any month will be valued at the then-current default credit rate, and deducted from the total-performance-based incentive of the enrolled system.
(e) Community remote distributed generation systems shall not:
(1) Comprise more than thirty percent (30%) of the annual total of capacity available under the renewable-energy growth program in each year;
(2) Be subject to a ceiling price that is more than fifteen percent (15%) higher than the then-in-effect ceiling price for the same technology of the same size as recommended by the board and approved by the commission; or
(3) Transfer credits to any account in an amount that in kWh exceeds the prior three-year (3) annual average usage.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 149, § 5; P.L. 2016, ch. 163, § 5.)