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Pennsylvania

Geographic Eligibility

Sources located inside the geographical boundaries of this Commonwealth or within the service territory of any regional transmission organization that manages the transmission system in any part of this Commonwealth.

Reporting Year

June 1 through May 31

Banking

Alternative Energy credits can be banked for compliance in either or both of the two subsequent reporting years (as of the effective date of this Act)

Solar Requirement

Yes, separate from Tier I

Renewable Energy Sources

Tier I alternative energy sources:

  1. Solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy.
  2. Wind power.
  3. Low-impact hydropower.
  4. Geothermal Energy.
  5. Biologically derived methane gas.
  6. Generation of electricity utilizing by-products of the pulping process and wood manufacturing process including bark, wood chips, sawdust and lignin in spent pulping liquors. In-state resources of this type are now considered Tier I.
  7. Biomass Energy.
  8. Coal mine methane.

Tier II alternative energy sources:

  1. Waste coal.
  2. Distributed generation systems.
  3. Demand-side management.
  4. Large-scale hydropower (including pumped storage).
  5. Municipal solid waste.
  6. Generation of electricity utilizing by-products of the pulping process and wood manufacturing process including bark, wood chips, sawdust and lignin in spent pulping liquors.
  7. Integrated combined coal gasification technology.
RPS Percentages
Reporting Year Tier I (including Solar) Tier II Solar PV
2009 – 2010 2.5% 4.2% 0.0120%
2010 –2011 3.0% 6.2% 0.0203%
2011 – 2012 3.5% 6.2% 0.0325%
2012 – 2013 4.0% 6.2% 0.0510%
2013 – 2014 4.5% 6.2% 0.0840%
2014 – 2015 5.0% 6.2% 0.1440%
2015 – 2016 5.5% 8.2% 0.2500%
2016 – 2017 6.0% 8.2% 0.2933%
2017 – 2018 6.5% 8.2% 0.3400%
2018 – 2019 7.0% 8.2% 0.3900%
2019 – 2020 7.5% 8.2% 0.4433%
2020 – 2021 8.0% 10% 0.5000%

Alternative Compliance Payments


Tier I (except solar) and Tier II- $45 / MWh
Solar – 200% of the average market value for solar RECs sold in the RTO.

Contact

Kevin Quilliam
Senior Program Manager
Phone: (410) 231-3996

Scott Gebhardt
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
P.O. Box 3265
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265
Phone: (717) 425-2860
Fax: (717) 787-2545

Lauren Siler
Program Manager
Phone: 1-(877) 333-0573

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