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
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.
DER Registration Compliance Form for Interconnection Applicants
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.
All documents related to this proceeding can be found here.
Order Establishing Oversight Framework and Uniform Business Practices for DER Suppliers
Stakeholder Meeting - August 8, 2018
Joint Utilities Presentation
Coalition for Community Solar Access Presentation
Utility Ombudsmen to DER Providers