Frequently Asked Questions 3/30/2012

There have been extensive questions about how system additions are handled.  The SEU, Delmarva, and the PSC have agreed to the following standards regarding system additions:

-Original systems interconnected prior to Dec 1, 2010 with an addition that will be completed after the solicitation is complete can not be entered into the solicitation unless the addition receives a separate DE state certification number and is separately metered.    In this case, only the addition can be bid into the solicitation and would receive it’s separate DE state certification number upon completion.

-Original systems interconnected prior to Dec 1, 2010 with an addition that was  completed after Dec 1, 2010 where the addition has already been completed can not be entered into the solicitation unless the system owner returns to the PSC to receive a separate DE state certification number for the addition and it is separately metered.  In this case, only the addition can be bid into the solicitation.  Also, systems in this scenario can not sell any SRECs until they have received the separate DE state certification number and meter.

-Original systems interconnected after Dec 1, 2010 that have an existing DE state certification number with an addition that is not yet completed can be entered into the solicitation.  However, the original and addition must be bid separately and must be separately metered and have separate DE state certification numbers.  These are treated as separate bids, and one, both, or neither may win in the solicitation based on the solicitation bidding rules.  This is the only exception to section 4.3 of the solicitation filing which requires all generation units on the same parcel to submit under a single bid.

Note:  The PSC does not pre-certify systems.  They only issue a DE state certificate after a system is complete.

Do systems that took advantage of the Municipal and Co-Op equivalents of the GEP grant qualify for the solicitation, and if so under which payment schedule?

All Delaware Green Energy Program (“GEP”) equivalent Municipal and Co-Op grant programs qualify.  All the programs have different dates in the 2010/2011 time frame when they stepped from a higher amount/kw to a lower amount/kw.  Regardless of program, if a system received the higher grant amount it will receive the alternate pricing, and if it received the lower grant amount you will receive the standard administratively set pricing for Tier 1 and 2A.

If a system has DE labor and/or equipment, will the additional bonus payment extend through the full 20 year contract or only for the first 10 years?

It will extend through the entire 20 year contract.  The bonus will be applied to the $50/SREC payment for the last 10 years.

Can a system in (NJ, MD, FL, xxx) bid into the solicitation?

Only systems eligible to be registered in DE and receive a DE certification number can participate in the solicitation.

Will existing systems without online monitoring need to add online monitoring to participate in the solicitation?

Yes, all systems in the solicitation require online monitoring.  Per section 6.7 of the filing, “All Tier 1 projects receiving administratively set prices must install either a standard, utility-grade meter or a revenue-grade meter, in either case with on-line monitoring. All other projects must have a revenue-grade meter with on-line monitoring.”  Existing systems will be able to add online monitoring after they have been informed that they’ve won their bid and do not require it in order to bid.

What is the bid deposit for a 5.4kw system?  $540 or $500?

Bid deposits will be rounded to the nearest $100, i.e. a 5.4kw system will require a $500 deposit and a 5.5kw or greater system will require a $600 deposit.