Author: DCPSC Staff Published: 5/4/2023 DCPSC
Electricity suppliers in the District must provide an increasing percentage of their electricity from renewable resources, following rules created by the DCPSC. The Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Program (RPS) was established to help create a market in the District for electricity from renewable sources.
The Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act requires the DCPSC to annually report on the status of RPS implementation. The report includes data on the number of renewable generators approved by the Commission and the availability of renewable resources in the District. The report also includes the number of renewable energy credits retired by the electricity suppliers to meet the RPS requirements.
2023 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Report
The 2023 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Report highlights the continued growth in solar energy generator applications in the District, despite lingering pandemic conditions and other market challenges, particularly supply chain issues. Nearly 2,150 new solar energy systems, including 82 community renewable energy facilities (CREFs), were certified for the District’s RPS program in 2022. This brings the total number of solar energy systems in the District to 11,815 as of Dec. 31, 2022.