On October 12, 2021 DOER made a technical correction to the revised Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Unit Guideline. The change from October 6, 2021 includes a grammatical change on the ASTGU goals and a clarification under eligible farmland for newly created farmland. See below the redlined changes from the version posted on October 6, 2021.
On October 6, 2021 DOER released a revised Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Unit Guideline. The draft guideline and summary of proposed changes are:
Guideline Regarding the Definition of Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Units - Identifies goals, updates maximum rated capacity, provides additional information on eligible farmland, an agricultural plan, annual reporting, and clarity on the process for exceptions.
DOER accepted written comments on these guidelines until Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Comments received by DOER can be found below.
On October 4, 2021 DOER made a technical correction to the Energy Storage Guideline to further clarify that 52 discharge cycles must be demonstrated after the first complete calendar year of operation following the Incentive Payment Effective Date rather than the Commercial Operation Date. Additionally, footnote 7 is clarified as an example. The version below is inclusive of revisions proposed in February 2021 and finalized in September 2021.
On September 22, 2021 DOER released a set of revised guidelines for public comment. Please note that these guidelines are effective immediately. The draft guidelines and a summary of the proposed changes are:
Statement of Qualification Reservation Period Guideline- Clarification to public entity adder and storage addendums requesting extension for good cause.
Land Use, Siting, and Project Segmentation Guideline - Clarification on exceptions to project segmentation and evaluating important agricultural farmland.
DOER accepted written comments on these guidelines until Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Comments received by DOER can be found below.
On February 12, 2021 DOER released a set of revised guidelines for public comment. The draft guidelines and a summary of the proposed changes are:
Guideline Regarding Alternative Programs for Community Shared Solar Tariff Generation Units and Low Income Community Shared Solar Tariff Generation Units- Further information about necessary steps to participate as a CSS/LICSS project through a municipal aggregation or a utility offered program.
Guideline on Energy Storage- Proposal to compensate standalone DC-coupled solar with energy storage projects for their round-trip efficiency losses and clarification on energy storage compliance requirements.
Statement of Qualification Reservation Period Guideline- Clarification to the extension request processes.
Guideline on Establishing SMART Compensation Rates- Modifications to the process for combining rates on two or more STGUs.
Guideline Regarding Low Income Generation Units- Clarification on maintaining eligibility for Low Income Solar Tariff Generation Units.
DOER accepted written comments on these guidelines until Friday, March 5, 2021. Comments received by DOER can be found below.