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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

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.

Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource Forms
DER Provider Registration - Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource
Stakeholder Registration - Pilot Integrated Energy Data Resource
Uniform Business Practices for DER Suppliers
OCS Service Provider 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

    Key Documents

    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.

    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

    See other web pages in the category: DER