20.61.03.02

.02 REC Creation from Renewable On-Site Generation.

A. Except under §C of this regulation, a renewable on-site generator may receive a Maryland-eligible REC associated with on-site generation if:

(1) The renewable on-site generator is certified as a renewable energy facility under COMAR 20.61.02;

(2) An authorized representative of the renewable on-site generator enters its generation data at least annually in a GATS account maintained in good standing; and

(3) An authorized representative of the non-solar renewable on-site generator files a non-solar renewable on-site generator report with the Commission under §B of this regulation within 1 week of each recording with GATS.

B. The non-solar renewable on-site generator report required under §A of this regulation shall be on a form provided by the Commission.

C. A Level 1 solar renewable energy facility may receive a Maryland-eligible REC associated with on-site generation based on the schedule established by the Commission derived from Commission certified engineering estimates under COMAR 20.61.02 if:

(1) The Level 1 solar facility is certified as a renewable energy facility under COMAR 20.61.02; and

(2) The Level 1 solar facility or its authorized representative enters generation data into a GATS.

D. A Maryland-eligible REC issued to a renewable on-site generator under this regulation is considered issued only upon its recording with GATS.

E. A Maryland-eligible REC issued to a renewable on-site generator under this regulation is valid for compliance for the calendar year of generation and the following 2 calendar years.