Peninsula Light Co. offers Net Metering and Renewable Energy Credit to customers who generate their own electricity. These options apply to the following systems of 100 kilowatts or less in generating capacity:
- Solar Systems
- Wind Systems
- Small Hydro Systems
- Fuel Cells
Net Metering & Interconnection
The Net Metering and Interconnection Agreement must be signed and returned to PenLight in order to connect the energy producing system to the PenLight electrical distribution system and to receive applicable credits. Once PenLight reviews and approves the customer-owned electric generation system, the customer may be connected to the utility’s distribution system. Net Metering enables excess electricity generated by the customer-owned system to be credited to the customer’s bill at the same rate they are charged for electricity.
Renewable Energy System Incentive Program Update
There have been some changes to the Washington State Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program. The passage of ESSB 5939 in July 2017 added administrative procedures that have changed how annual production incentive payments are made to almost 20,000 program participants statewide. Effective October 1, 2017, administration of the Incentive Program was transferred from the Department of Revenue (DOR) to Washington State University Energy Program (WSU EP).
This is the first year that PenLight will work directly with WSU EP to provide all the information to help with the process of calculating our members’ annual incentives. Once payments have been calculated, WSU EP will be sending that information back to us so that we can send out incentive checks.
WSU EP just informed utilities of its timeline to calculate incentives and that will likely take a few months, which will affect when we are able to mail checks out. To ensure that all incentives are paid by the due date of December 15th (Per WAC 458-20-273), WSU EP is working as quickly as feasible, and every effort is being made by all parties involved to minimize any time lags these additional procedures will have on payments being issued.
We appreciate your patience as we work with WSU EP. Please visit WSU EP’s website for latest information on the Incentive Program – http://www.energy.wsu.edu/RenewableEnergySystemIncentiveProgram.aspx
State of Washington’s Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Annual Incentive Payment Application
Please complete and return the Incentive Application Form to Peninsula Light Company. You must return the form to PenLight no later than August 1st in order for PenLight to be able to pay you your incentive payment. If you have any questions, please call us at 253-857-5950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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