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Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth Program Welcome to the Rhode Island Renewable Energy (RE) Growth Program!

The RE Growth Program was formed pursuant to Chapter 26.6 of Title 39 of the Rhode Island General Laws under the recently enacted Clean Energy Jobs Program Act. Available to eligible renewable distributed generation (DG) projects, the RE Growth Program enables customers to sell their generation output under long-term tariffs at fixed prices. Click here for a summary of the RE Growth Program for Small-Scale Projects and click here for a summary of the RE Growth Program for Solar (Greater than 25 kilowatts), Wind, Hydroelectric, and Anaerobic Digester Projects.

Small-Scale Solar Projects
Applicants may enroll via an interconnection application. You may apply for the Program by clicking on the Interconnection Process Webpage link in the Submission of Bids section below.

Solar (Greater than 25 kilowatts), Wind, Hydroelectric, and Anaerobic Digester Projects
Applications must be submitted during the two-week Open Enrollment. Applicants are required to apply for the Program using the web application link in the Submission of Bids section below.

Please see the RE Growth Program Tariffs and Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules below for Program guidance covering the Small-Scale Solar and all other Technology Classes.

Small-Scale Solar Projects: Approved Annual MW Target and
Standard Performance-Based Incentives Applicable to Current Enrollment Year

2016 Program Year Approved Small-Scale Solar Annual MW Target and Standard PBI - Effective April 1, 2016:


Renewable Energy Class Annual
Enrollment
Target
(Nameplate MW)
Ceiling Price/Standard PBI
(cents/kWh)
Small-Scale Solar – Host
Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
5.5 37.65
(15-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar – Host
Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
33.45
(20-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar – 3rd
Party Owner
(1-10 kW DC)
28.35
(15-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar – 3rd
Party Owner
(1-10 kW DC)
24.70
(20-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar
(11-25 kW DC)
24.90
(20-yr Tariff)

As of October 31, 2016, Small-Scale Solar projects totaling 3,151 kW DC of nameplate capacity have been awarded a Certificate of Eligibility in the 2016 RE Growth Program Year. Therefore, 2,349 kW of the 5,500 kW 2016 Annual Enrollment Target remains available.

Solar (Greater than 25kW), Wind, Hydro and Anaerobic Digester Projects: Approved Renewable Energy Classes, Annual Enrollment Targets, Standard Performance-Based Incentives and Ceiling Prices Applicable to Current Enrollment Period
Renewable Energy
Class
(Nameplate kW)
Annual Enrollment
Target
(Nameplate MW)
Third Open
Enrollment
Target
(Nameplate MW)
Standard PBI applicable to
Medium-Scale Solar only

(including ITC/PTC & Bonus Depreciation)
(cents/kWh)
Ceiling Price
(including ITC/PTC &
Bonus Depreciation)
(cents/kWh)
Term
of
Service
(years)
Medium-Scale Solar
(26-250 kW DC)

5

5

22.55

N/A

20
Commercial-Scale Solar
(251-999 kW DC)

8

2.382

N/A

19.30

20
Large-Scale Solar
(1,000-5,000 kW DC)

11

3.146

N/A

15.10

20
Wind
(1,500-2,999 kW)
3,000-5,000 kW;
2-turbine
3,000-5,000 kW;
3-turbine)

9

9

N/A

N/A

N/A

18.75

18.00

17.40

20

20

20
Anaerobic Digestion
(150-500 kW
501-1,000 kW)

1.5

1.5

N/A
N/A

20.00
20.00

20
20
Small-Scale Hydropower
(up to 1,000 kW)
10-250 kW
251-1,000 kW

N/A
N/A


18.65
17.45


20
20

RE Growth Program Tariffs and Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules

Effective April 1, 2016:


For Residential Customers and Small-Scale Solar Projects: Tariff and Program Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules

For Non-Residential Customers and Solar (>25kW), Wind, Hydro and Anaerobic Digester Projects: Tariff and Program Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules

Upcoming Enrollments for Solar (Greater than 25kW), Wind, Hydro
and Anaerobic Digester Projects

There are currently no further open enrollments scheduled for the 2016 Program Year. Please subscribe to our mailing list using form at the bottom of this webpage to stay apprised of future open enrollments.

National Grid's Policies Regarding Taxation and the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth Program
Submission of Bids
Small­-Scale Solar Continuous Open Enrollment

Applications for Small-Scale Solar Projects may be submitted by completing an interconnection application and other required forms located on the Interconnection Process Webpage.


Solar (>25kW), Wind, Hydro and Anaerobic Digester Projects Open Enrollment

In accordance with Section 3.2 of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth Program Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules, applications for such projects must be submitted electronically using the web application. If you submit an application but wish to make changes, you will need to re-submit a new application via the online web portal during an open enrollment period. If multiple applications are submitted for the same project, the application submission with the latest timestamp will be evaluated by National Grid for the current open enrollment. All prior application submissions for that project will not be evaluated.

So you can better anticipate the web application requirements, click here for an illustrative representation of the web application .


Prior to utilizing the web application to submit your bid, please refer to and complete the checklist items below that will be needed in order to fill out and submit your application online (note that PDF files of these checklist items must be uploaded into the web application):


  • A valid (signed by applicant and National Grid) Interconnection Service Agreement or Impact Study for Renewable DG (ISRDG). Save this as "Attachment 1 - RI#######" (your RI Interconnection Unique ID #).
  • Existing hydro generation project material financial investment documentation, if applicable. Save this file as "Attachment 2 - RI#######" (your RI Interconnection Unique ID #).
  • Project Segmentation and Tax Credit Eligibility Affidavit. Save this file as "Attachment 3 - RI#######" (your RI Interconnection Unique ID #).
  • Assessor's maps. Save this file as "Attachment 4 - RI#######" (your RI Interconnection Unique ID #).
Open Enrollment Results
Frequently Asked Questions
SolarWise

SolarWise Rhode Island provides customers pursuing energy efficiency options through National Grid easy access to information and tools to assess their solar potential under RE Growth. Customers who choose to install solar in conjunction with investment in significant energy efficiency savings may qualify for additional solar payment incentives under the RE Growth Program. Interested in this program? Visit www.ngrid.com/ri-solarwise to get started.


SolarWise Customer Guide

SolarWise Application for Existing Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Please direct all SolarWise-related questions to solarwise@energysage.com or 888-838-4638.


Tier One: 5% PBI Increase
Renewable Energy Class
(Nameplate kW)
Ceiling Price/Standard PBI
(cents/kWh)
Small-Scale Solar - Host Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
39.53
(15-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar - Host Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
35.12
(20-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar
(11-25 kW DC)
26.15
(20-yr Tariff)

SolarWise Tier Two: 10% PBI Increase
Renewable Energy Class
(Nameplate kW)
Ceiling Price/Standard PBI
(cents/kWh)
Small-Scale Solar - Host Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
41.42
(15-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar - Host Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
36.80
(20-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar
(11-25 kW DC)
27.39
(20-yr Tariff)

SolarWise Tier One - Small-Scale Solar Third Party Owned: 2% PBI Increase
Renewable Energy Class
(Nameplate kW)
Ceiling Price/Standard PBI
(cents/kWh)
Small-Scale Solar – 3rd Party Owner
(1-10 kW DC)
28.92
(15-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar – 3rd Party Owner
(1-10 kW DC)
25.19
(20-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar
(11-25 kW DC)
25.40
(20-yr Tariff)

SolarWise Tier Two - Small-Scale Solar Third Party Owned: 4% PBI Increase
Renewable Energy Class
(Nameplate kW)
Ceiling Price/Standard PBI
(cents/kWh)
Small-Scale Solar – 3rd Party Owner
(1-10 kW DC)
29.48
(15-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar – 3rd Party Owner
(1-10 kW DC)
25.69
(20-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar
(11-25 kW DC)
25.90
(20-yr Tariff)

SolarWise Tier One: 5% PBI Increase
Renewable Energy Class
(Nameplate kW)
Standard PBI applicable to Medium-Scale Solar only (including ITC/PTC & Bonus Depreciation)
(cents/kWh)
Term of Service
(years)
Medium-Scale Solar
(26-250 kW DC)
23.68 20

SolarWise Tier One: 10% PBI Increase
Renewable Energy Class
(Nameplate kW)
Standard PBI applicable to Medium-Scale Solar only (including ITC/PTC & Bonus Depreciation)
(cents/kWh)
Term of Service
(years)
Medium-Scale Solar
(26-250 kW DC)
24.81 20

Related Links

RE Growth Program Contacts

SolarWise-Related Inquiries: solarwise@energysage.com or 888-838-4638


RE Growth Program Small-Scale Solar Projects-Related Inquiries: distributed.generation@nationalgrid.com


General RE Growth Program & Solar (Greater than 25 kilowatts), Wind, Hydroelectric, and Anaerobic Digester Projects-Related Inquiries: renewablecontracts@nationalgrid.com


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