Department of Public Service

Distributed Energy Resource Regulation and Oversight

Case 15-M-0180


As part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, the Commission initiated a proceeding to discuss regulation and oversight of Distributed Energy Resource (“DER”) providers and products.

The Commission has the responsibility to ensure that customers participating in DER markets, and programs understand the costs and benefits of their investments and are protected from confusion, fraud and abusive marketing practices. Clear, consistent rules and uniform marketing and contracting practices are needed to:
    · prevent exploitive pricing and deceptive marketing practices to residential and small business customers
    · ensure that customers and DER suppliers know their rights and responsibilities, including complaint resolution procedures
    · provide oversight tools needed to monitor the growing markets and resolve potential issues

Key Forms

As part of DER Oversight, the Department has developed registration and Standard Customer Disclosure Statement forms for community distributed generation (CDG) projects and on-site mass market DG providers. Copies of the forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. The Customer Disclosure Forms and Instructions have been updated as of April 2019.

CDG FormsOn-Site DG Forms
- DER Registration Form
- CDG Customer Disclosure Form
- CDG Disclosure Form Instructions
- DER Registration Form
- DG Customer Disclosure Form
- DG Disclosure Form Instructions

Annual Compliance Form for Registered DER Providers

DER Registration Compliance Form for Interconnection Applicants

Key Documents

All documents related to this proceeding can be found here.

Order Establishing Oversight Framework

Uniform Business Practices for DER Suppliers - 5/2019

E-Filing Registration and Document Matter Management (DMM) Filing Instructions

In order to file your documents with the Department, you will need to register to become an e-filer. Instructions to become an e-filer and how to submit documents in DMM are located here.

DPS Contacts

Rebecca Sweeney

Stakeholder Meeting - August 8, 2018

Joint Utilities Presentation

Coalition for Community Solar Access Presentation

Ampion Presentation

Utility Ombudsmen to DER Providers

Gia Mahmoud

Brian McNierney

Brittany Rose

Sal Flagiello

Tom Su

Lisa Cerone

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