District of Columbia – Solar Renewable Energy Certificates

Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Incentive Amount Varies based on market conditions; as of March 2012 the market price for D.C.-sourced SRECs was approximately $320/MWh ($0.32/kWh) although some individual trades have taken place at substantially lower and higher prices.
Maximum Incentive$500/MWh (the Solar Alternative Compliance Payment, or SACP) or $0.50/kWh
Eligible System Size(s)No specific size limit, but solar-electric systems located with D.C. must be connected to the distribution grid serving D.C.
Equipment StandardsSolar thermal systems or collectors must be SRCC certified; solar-electric systems larger than 10 kW must be equipped with a revenue-grade generation meter; solar thermal systems which displace more than 10,000 kWh per year must be equipped with a meter which meets OIML performance standards
Installation StandardsNone Listed
Start Date 01/01/2006 (date of REC creation)

More Information Contact:

Roger Fujihara
DC Public Service Commission
1333 H St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 626-0558
Fax: (202) 393-1389
E-Mail: rfujihara@psc.dc.gov
Web Site: http://www.dcpsc.org

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