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20.62.02.00.htm 20.62.02.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 62 COMMUNITY SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS Chapter 02 Pilot Program Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, 7-306, 7-306.1, and 7-306.2, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.62.02.01.htm 20.62.02.01. 01 Pilot Program Structure.. A. Each electric company shall establish a program to accept and administer community solar energy generating system projects for a period of 3 years from the earlier of:1) The first date of application of a subscriber organization to operate a community solar energy generating system after the effective date of this subtitle; or2) 6 months from the effective date of this subtitle.. B. An electric company shall apply bill credits an
20.62.02.02.htm 20.62.02.02. 02 Program Generation Capacity.. A. Capacity Limit.. 1) Statewide Capacity.. a) Subject to §A(1)b) of this regulation, an electric company may not accept pilot program project applications after the Statewide capacity of pilot projects has exceeded 1.5 percent of the 2015 Maryland peak demand in MW as measured by the sum of the nameplate capacity of each project’s inverter.b) An electric company shall accept an additional 0.15 percent of 2015 capacity for projects serving
20.62.02.03.htm 20.62.02.03. 03 Number of Accounts per Project.. A. A subscriber organization may subscribe up to 350 accounts per CSEGS unless the electric company in the project’s service territory has developed an automated billing function for the program.B. A subscriber organization may subscribe as many accounts as needed to match the CSEGS’s capacity if the electric company serving the CSEGS has developed an automated billing function for the program.C. An electric company may require a subscriber or
20.62.02.04.htm 20.62.02.04. 04 Subscription Credits.. A. Subscriber List.. 1) A subscriber organization shall provide the electric company with a document indicating the proportion of a community solar energy generating system’s output that shall be applied to each subscriber’s bill.2) A subscriber organization shall provide at least monthly subscriber list updates to the electric company.3) An electric company shall apply credits using the most recently updated subscriber list provided
20.62.02.05.htm 20.62.02.05. 05 Subscription Limitations.. A. A subscriber may not subscribe for an amount of energy that exceeds 200 percent of the value of the subscriber’s baseline annual usage including all subscriptions and any net metered generation.B. Multiple Subscriptions.. 1) A customer may purchase multiple subscriptions from one or more CSEGS.. 2) A subscriber’s total subscribed credits shall comply with §A of this regulation.. C. A subscriber may participate in net metering as
20.62.02.06.htm 20.62.02.06. 06 Credit Payments.. An electric company may not refund generation credits to customers except as electric bill credits or as payment for excess generation.
20.62.02.07.htm 20.62.02.07. 07 Excess Generation.. A. An electric company shall pay a subscriber a dollar amount of excess generation as reasonably adjusted to exclude the distribution, transmission, and noncommodity portion of the customer’s bill unless the electric company records subscriber credits as kilowatt hours.B. An electric company that serves electric retail choice customers shall pay the subscriber for kilowatt hours of excess generation at the lesser of the subscriber’s retail s
20.62.02.08.htm 20.62.02.08. 08 Unsubscribed Energy.. An electric company shall file tariffs to pay a subscriber organization for unsubscribed energy in accordance with Public Utilities Article, §7-306.2(d)7) Annotated Code of Maryland.
20.62.02.09.htm 20.62.02.09. 09 Utility Cost Recovery.. A. An electric company shall receive full and timely cost recovery of program credit costs.. B. An electric company may not establish a separate surcharge, fee, or rate for recovery of any program costs, including credit and administrative costs.C. An electric company may include program credit costs in existing rate adjustments for distribution rates or as a revenue or cost component for transmission or commodity rates as accepted by the Commission.
20.62.02.10.htm 20.62.02.10. 10 Program Sunset.. A. Electric company tariffs requiring payments or credits from an electric company to subscribers in effect during the program shall remain in effect for subscribers for the earlier of 25 years from the date of the end of the program or until the subscriber’s contract with its subscriber organization has ended.B. An electric company shall continue to facilitate the operation of a subscriber organization that was established during the program for a period of
20.62.02.11.htm 20.62.02.11. 11 Billing Accuracy.. A. The Commission may establish standards for billing accuracy to apply to subscriber credits and billing revenue.B. The Commission may direct an electric company to develop additional automated billing and crediting features in order to improve billing accuracy for the program.
20.62.02.9999.htm 20.62.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 18, 2016 (43:14 Md. R. 781).
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