Public Service Commission
3008 Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Under the â€œRenewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act,â€ 26 Del.C. Â§Â§ 351-364 (2006 Supp.) (the â€œRPS Actâ€), each electric supplier making retail electric sales in Delaware must, beginning in 2007, accumulate a portfolio of â€œrenewable energy creditsâ€ equivalent to a specified percentage of its overall retail electric supply sales. In 2006, the Public Service Commission (â€œPSCâ€) adopted â€œRules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standardâ€ (the â€œRPS Rulesâ€). See 10 DE Reg. 151-157 (July 1, 2006). The RPS Rules have been amended twice in the interim to conform to subsequent amendments to the RPS Act.
The PSC now proposes to revise the RPS Rules to incorporate, and assure consistency with, the statutory changes made by the recently enacted law.
You can review PSC Order No. 7862 (November 10, 2010) (the â€œOrderâ€) and the proposed revised RPS Rules in the December 2010 issue of the Delaware Register of Regulations. You can also review the Order and the proposed revised RPS Rules at the PSCâ€™s Internet website located at http://depsc.delaware.gov. If you wish to obtain written copies of the Order and proposed revised RPS Rules, please contact the PSC at (302) 736-7500. Copies are $0.25 per page. Payment is expected prior to copying (if you wish the copies to be mailed) or at the time the copies are retrieved (if you retrieve them in person).
The PSC now solicits comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials about the proposed revisions to its RPS Rules. If you wish to file any such materials, you should submit an original and ten copies of such written documents on or before December 31, 2010. You should file such materials with the PSC at the following address:
Public Service Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Cannon Building, Suite 100
Dover, Delaware, 19904
Attn: Reg. Dckt. No. 56
If possible, you should accompany such written comments with an electronic version of the submission. Such electronic copy may be filed on a copy-capable CD-Rom disk or sent as an attachment to an Internet e-mail addressed to Pamela.Knotts@state.de.us.
The PSC will also conduct a public evidentiary hearing on the new proposed regulations on February 22, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the PSCâ€™s office at the address set forth above. Any individual with a disability desiring to participate in these proceedings or to review the filings should contact the PSC to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed. The PSC Staff can also provide additional information about this docket. The PSCâ€™s toll-free telephone number within Delaware is 1-800-282-8574. The PSC may be reached at (302) 736-7500 (including text telephone communications).