Draft SMART Guidelines

The most up-to-date information on the development of the SMART Guidelines.

October 2021

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.

Guideline Regarding the Definition of Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Units - Redline Update

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.

Guideline Regarding the Definition of Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Units - Redline

Guideline Regarding the Definition of Agricultural Solar Tariff Generation Units - Clean

DOER accepted written comments on these guidelines until Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Comments received by DOER can be found below. 

Stakeholder Comments on Draft ASTGU Guideline

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.

Guideline on Energy Storage - Redline

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.

Statement of Qualification Reservation Period Guideline - Redline

Statement of Qualification Reservation Period Guideline - Clean

Land Use, Siting, and Project Segmentation Guideline Clarification on exceptions to project segmentation and evaluating important agricultural farmland. 

Land Use, Siting, and Project Segmentation Guideline - Redline

Land Use, Siting, and Project Segmentation Guideline - Clean

DOER accepted written comments on these guidelines until Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Comments received by DOER can be found below. 

Stakeholder Comments on Draft Guidelines

 

February 2021

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 Regarding Alternative Programs for Community Shared Solar Tariff Generation Units and Low Income Community Shared Solar Tariff Generation Units - Redline

Guideline Regarding Alternative Programs for Community Shared Solar Tariff Generation Units and Low Income Community Shared Solar Tariff Generation Units - Clean

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.

Guideline on Energy Storage - Redline

Guideline on Energy Storage - Clean

Statement of Qualification Reservation Period Guideline- Clarification to the extension request processes.

Statement of Qualification Reservation Period Guideline - Redline

Statement of Qualification Reservation Period Guideline - Clean

Guideline on Establishing SMART Compensation Rates- Modifications to the process for combining rates on two or more STGUs.

Guideline on Establishing SMART Compensation Rates - Redline

Guideline on Establishing SMART Compensation Rates - Clean

Guideline Regarding Low Income Generation Units- Clarification on maintaining eligibility for Low Income Solar Tariff Generation Units.

Guideline Regarding Low Income Generation Units - Redline

Guideline Regarding Low Income Generation Units - Clean

DOER accepted written comments on these guidelines until Friday, March 5, 2021. Comments received by DOER can be found below. 

Stakeholder Comments on Draft SMART Guidelines

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