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. The Customer Disclosure Forms and Instructions have been updated as of April 2019.
The Department has also developed a pilot resource for compiling and analyzing integrated energy data while protecting utility customers’ privacy. The pilot resource is available to both DER providers and stakeholders, whose access roles will be determined by an entity’s purpose for using the pilot resource, detailed through the registration approval process.
To obtain access to the Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource, a DER provider must be registered with the Department of Public Service, comply with the applicable Uniform Business Practices provisions, and complete and submit the DER Provider Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource Registration Form.
If you are stakeholder seeking access to the pilot resource, such as a research or academic institute, complete and submit the Stakeholder Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource Registration Form.
Once you have completed the Registration process, you may request access to the Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource here.
Compliance Forms for DER Providers
Annual Compliance Form for Registered DER Providers
Annual Compliance Form - DER Providers to Subscribers
DER Registration Compliance Form for Interconnection Applicants
All documents related to this proceeding can be found here.
Order Establishing Oversight Framework
Uniform Business Practices for DER Suppliers - 5/2019
18-E-0130 Order Establishing Energy Storage Goal and Deployment Policy
CDG Host Allocation Review and Approval Guidance Document - 3/2020
Utility Contacts for Developer Billing Issues
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.
Stakeholder Meeting - August 8, 2018
Joint Utilities Presentation
Coalition for Community Solar Access Presentation
Utility Ombudsmen to DER Providers
See other web pages in the category: DER