Maryland

Maryland

Geographic Eligibility

Source must be (1) located in the PJM Region; or (2) outside the area described in item (1) but in a control area that is adjacent to the PJM service territory, if the electricity is delivered into the PJM service territory. Solar resources must be connected to the distribution grid serving Maryland.

Reporting Year

January 1 through December 31

Banking

On or after January 1, 2004 an Energy supplier can receive and accumulate RECs. A Renewable Energy Credit shall exist for 3 years from the date created.

Solar Requirement

Yes, included in Tier 1

Renewable Energy Sources

Tier 1

Renewable sources include: (1) solar; (2) wind; (3) qualifying biomass; (4) methane from a landfill or wastewater treatment plant; (5) geothermal; (6) ocean; (7) fuel cell powered by methane or biomass; (8) small hydroelectric plant (less than 30 MW); (9) Poultry litter incineration facilities in Maryland; (10) waste-to-Energy facilities in Maryland; (11) certain geothermal heating and cooling systems and biomass systems that generate thermal energy. Up to 2.5% of the Tier 1 requirement will be satisfied from Offshore Wind resources beginning in 2017, with an additional 1200 MWs of Offshore Wind by 2030.

Tier 2

Renewable sources include: (1) hydroelectric power other than pumped storage generation.

RPS Percentages
Year Solar Tier I Tier II Total
2010 0.025% 3.025% 2.5% 5.525%
2011 0.050% 5.00% 2.5% 7.5%
2012 0.10% 6.50% 2.5% 9.9%
2013 0.25% 8.20% 2.5% 10.7%
2014 0.35% 10.3% 2.5% 12.8%
2015 0.50% 10.50% 2.5% 13.0%
2016 0.70% 12.70% 2.5% 15.2%
2017 1.15% 13.1% 2.5% 15.6%
2018 1.50% 15.8% 2.5% 18.3%
2019 5.5% 20.7% 2.5% 23.2%
2020 6.0% 28.0% 2.5% 30.5%
2021  7.5%  30.8%     
2022  8.5%  33.1%     
2023  9.5%  35.4%     
2024  10.35%  37.7%     
2025  11.5%  40.0%     
2026  12.5%  42.5%     
2027  13.5%  45.5%     
2028  14.5%  47.5%     
2029  14.5%  49.5%     
2030  14.5%  50.0%     

Alternative Compliance Payments


Tier 1 - $40 / MWh through 2016, then $37.50 / MWh in 2017 and 2018, declining to $22.35 in 2030
Tier 2 - $15 / MWh
Solar - $400 / MWh in 2009 through 2014, $350 in 2015 and 2016, $195 in 2017, $175 in 2018, $100 in 2019 and 2020, declining to $22.35 in 2030 and thereafter

Contacts

Kevin Mosier
Wholesale Markets Liaison
Maryland Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street, 17th FL
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806
Phone: (410) 767-8926
Fax: (410) 333-1270

Annette B. Garofalo
Assistant Staff Counsel
Maryland Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street, 17th FL
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806
Phone: (410) 767-8306

Solar Contacts

Monique Savoy
Maryland Public Service Commission
Executive Directors Office - Solar Administrator
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 767-8120
Fax: (410) 333-6086

Christopher Lo
Electrical Engineer
Maryland Public Service Commission
6 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 767-8510

Useful Links

Maryland Public Service Commission RPS