20.61.02.01

.01 Application Requirements.

A. A renewable energy facility shall apply for certification as a Tier 1 renewable source or a Tier 2 renewable source provider on a form provided by the Commission.

B. Except as provided in žD of this regulation, the renewable energy facility application form shall include:

(1) The name and location of the renewable energy facility;

(2) The legal name of the owner of the renewable energy facility and a copy of a certificate of good standing issued by the state in which the owner's business is formed;

(3) The name of the operator of the renewable energy facility, if different than the owner;

(4) A description of the renewable energy facility technology;

(5) The rated renewable generation capacity of the facility or, where Tier 1 renewable source or Tier 2 renewable source fuel is simultaneously cofired with fossil fuels, the proportion of output per fuel type by 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) generated according to the formula on file with GATS;

(6) Documentation indicating that the renewable energy facility meets the resource eligibility criteria for Tier 1 renewable source or Tier 2 renewable source; and

(7) Certification that the applicant is substantially in compliance with all applicable environmental and administrative requirements under Public Utilities Article, §7-704, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. In addition to the requirements of §A of this regulation, an applicant for certification as a renewable energy facility that consists of a Level 1 or Level 2 photovoltaic solar system, shall file:

(1) A photovoltaic solar system specifications form provided by the Commission; and

(2) A copy of the interconnection agreement between the applicant and the applicant's electric company.

D. An applicant for certification as a renewable energy facility that consists of a Level I solar photovoltaic solar system is not required to file the following:

(1) A copy of a certificate of good standing issued by the state in which the owner's business is formed, provided the owner is not a corporation;

(2) Documentation indicating that the renewable energy facility meets the resource eligibility criteria for a Tier 1 renewable source; and

(3) Certification that the applicant is substantially in compliance with all applicable environmental and administrative requirements under Public Utilities Article, §7-704, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. In addition to the requirements of §A of this regulation, an owner and operator applicant for certification as a renewable energy facility that consists of glazed liquid-type flat-plate or tubular solar collectors for a solar water heating system installed for residential use, and commissioned on or after June 1, 2011, shall file:

(1) A Project Owner/Installer Affidavit;

(2) A copy of the local building permit final approval; and

(3) The system technical documentation:

(a) A copy of the SRCC OG-300 System Specification with annual estimated energy savings; or

(b) The system component specifications including:

(i) A copy of the SRCC OG-100 Collector Thermal Performance Rating; and

(ii) The manufacturer and model number of the on-site meter that meets the required performance standards of the International Organization of Legal Metrology and measures the energy savings of a single tank system on the solar loop of the system.

F. In addition to the requirements of §A of this regulation, an owner and operator applicant for certification as a renewable energy facility that consists of glazed liquid-type flat-plate or tubular solar collectors for a solar water heating system installed for non-residential and commercial use, and commissioned on or after June 1, 2011, shall file:

(1) A Project Owner/Installer Affidavit;

(2) A copy of the local building permit final approval; and

(3) The system component specifications including:

(a) A copy of the SRCC OG-100 Collector Thermal Performance Rating; and

(b) The manufacturer and model number of the on-site meter that meets the required performance standards of the International Organization of Legal Metrology.

G. In addition to the requirements of §A of this regulation, an owner and operator applicant for certification as a renewable energy facility that consists of a thermal biomass system shall file the manufacturer and model number of the on-site meter that meets the required performance standards of the International Organization of Legal Metrology.