The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) has adopted new guidelines to require 5% of the District’s customary supply service (SOS) program to come back from a long-term energy buy settlement (PPA) to assist meet its local weather change commitments and renewable vitality targets.
The fee anticipates that vitality from the PPA will start to serve the goal amount of 5% of SOS load on June 1, 2024.
“The fee continues to advance the District’s local weather targets by requiring 5% of default electrical energy service to come back from a brand new, long-term renewable vitality settlement,” says Willie L. Phillips, chairman of DCPSC. “We’re taking direct motion to scale back greenhouse fuel emissions by selling the development of latest renewable vitality technology inside the PJM interconnection grid area. This program is the product of a collaborative and clear working group course of.”
The District’s SOS program is the default electrical provide service for residential and business shoppers who don’t select to have their electrical technology and transmission providers supplied by third-party suppliers. Because the SOS program administrator, Pepco purchases electrical energy for SOS from wholesale electrical energy suppliers by way of a aggressive bidding course of regulated by the fee. The District would be the first jurisdiction within the Mid-Atlantic area to require a long-term renewable PPA for its default SOS program.
Pepco procures 100% of the SOS load as a wholesale full necessities service (WFRS). With WFRS, electrical energy suppliers present not solely the vitality but additionally different parts corresponding to capability, losses, congestion, load shaping, credit score and danger, ancillary providers and the price of compliance with the District’s renewable vitality portfolio customary.
Beginning on June 1, 2024, 95% of SOS load will proceed to be served as a WFRS by electrical energy suppliers, whereas 5% of SOS load shall be served below a long-term renewable vitality PPA.
For extra details about DCPSC’s clear vitality efforts, click on here.
Photograph: Willie L. Phillips