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District of Columbia

Geographic Eligibility

Source must be located within the PJM region or an adjacent state to the PJM region or outside the PJM region or adjacent state but in a control area that is adjacent to the PJM Region, if the electricity is delivered into the PJM Region.

Reporting Year

January 1 through December 31

Banking

On or after January 1, 2006 an energy supplier can receive and accumulate RECs. A Renewable Energy Credit shall exist for three years from the date created.

Solar Requirement

Yes, separate from Tier 1

Renewable Energy Sources

Tier I

Renewable sources include solar (including solar thermal), wind, qualifying biomass, methane from a landfill or wastewater treatment plant, geothermal, ocean, including energy from waves, tides, currents, and thermal differences, and a fuel cell that produces electricity from a Tier 1 renewable source generated from qualifying biomass or methane from a landfill or wastewater treatment plant.

Tier II

Renewable sources include hydroelectric power other than pump storage generation and waste-to-energy. For Tier 2 sources, the facility must have existed and been operational as of January 1, 2004.

The incineration of solid waste cannot be used to meet more than 20 percent of the standard for Tier 2 renewable sources for a given year. After December 31, 2012, the incineration of solid waste shall not be eligible to generate renewable energy credits.

RPS Percentages
Compliance Year Tier I Tier II Solar
2010 3.0% 2.5% 0.028%
2011 4.0% 2.5% 0.40%
2012 5.0% 2.5% 0.50%
2013 6.5% 2.5% 0.50%
2014 8.0% 2.5% 0.60%
2015 9.5% 2.5% 0.70%
2016 11.5% 2.0% 0.825%
2017 13.5% 1.5% 0.98%
2018 15.5% 1.0% 1.15%
2019 17.5% 0.5% 1.35%
2020 20.0% 0.0% 1.58%
2021 20.0% 0.0% 1.85%
2022 20.0% 0.0% 2.175%
2023 20.0% 0.0% 2.50%

Contacts

Roger Fujihara
DC Public Service Commission
1333 H Street NW
7th Floor, West Tower
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 626-0558
Fax: (202) 626-9174

Emil King
District Department of the Environment
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 870-7248
Fax: (202) 673-6725

Useful Links

District of Columbia Public Service Commission RPS