To improve operational efficiency of the energy system and encourage consumer participation in energy use optimization.
Option 1. Load Management (2 points)
Have in place (or initiate dialogue with utility to be committed to) infrastructure and programs that provide access to dynamic pricing for metered users to motivate load shifting. Rate structures must be clearly defined, communicated to metered users in a standard format, and easily accessible. At minimum, have a tariff scheme that offers, Time of Use pricing with at least one time block and two tiers for all consumers.
Reference: PEER v2 GS Credit: Demand Side ManagementOR
Option 2. Demand Response (2 points)
Have in place (or initiate dialogue with utility to be committed to) tariff options that support short-term reduction in peak demand. Have in place following tariff structures for residential, commercial and industrial consumer categories at minimum:
- Critical Peak Pricing
- Critical Peak Rebate
Reference: PEER v2 GS Credit: Demand ResponseOR
Option 3. Net Metering and Interconnection Policy (2 points)
Adopt (or be committed to) an Interconnection and Net metering policy. The policy should meet the following requirements that are based on the Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems, by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1547-2003 or local equivalent.
- Applicability to all renewable generation and energy storage technologies (Distributed Power sources, Electric Vehicles).
- System capacity of 100 kW or more
- Incorporate the following best practices for Interconnection Policies:
- Provisions for a fast-track, low-cost interconnection process for customers with generation capacity of 100 kW or less (Distributed Power sources, Electric Vehicles). /li>
- Defined timelines and an engineering fee structure for various stages of the process. /li>
- Identification of technical standards for interconnection of generation systems (Distributed Power sources, Electric Vehicles). /li>
- Incorporate at least three of the following best practices for Net Metering Policies:
- Monthly rollover of excess energy to be permitted up to one year.
- Compensation is provided for excess energy at predefined, nonzero rates.
- Ownership of renewable energy certificates is offered to the customer.
- Third-party ownership and meter aggregation are permitted.
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