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. Sources located in a state that is adjacent to the PJM service territory were eligible until 12/31/2010.

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, separate from 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.

Tier 2

Renewable sources include: (1) hydroelectric power other than pumped storage generation (2) thermal decomposition incineration of poultry litter (3) waste-to-energy. For first and third sources, the facility must have existed and been operational as of January 1, 2004.

RPS Percentages
Year Solar Tier I Tier II Total
2010 0.025% 3.0% 2.5% 5.525%
2011 0.050% 4.95% 2.5% 7.5%
2012 0.10% 6.40% 2.5% 9.9%
2013 0.25% 7.95% 2.5% 10.7%
2014 0.35% 9.95% 2.5% 12.8%
2015 0.50% 10.00% 2.5% 13.0%
2016 0.70% 12.00% 2.5% 15.2%
2017 0.95% 12.15% 2.5% 15.6%
2018 1.40% 14.40% 2.5% 18.3%
2019 1.75% 15.65% 17.4%
2020 2.00% 16.00% 18.0%
2021 2.00% 16.70% 18.7%
2022+ 2.0% 18.0% 20.0%

Alternative Compliance Payments


Tier 1 - $40 / MWh
Tier 2 - $15 / MWh
Solar - $400 / MWh in 2009 thru 2014, declining to $50 / MWh in 2023

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

Ude Ude
PSC Engineer
Maryland Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street,19th FL
Baltimore, MD 21202-6806
Phone: (410) 767-8510

Useful Links

Maryland Public Service Commission RPS