Author:  Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia Published:  January 2, 2019

Renewable Portfolio Standard

(Washington, D.C.) The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission) announces the
launch of its online application process for individuals and businesses to become certified renewable energy
generators in the District. The new Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Portal (RPS Portal) is a convenient and
secure online tool for users to submit and track RPS applications.
In December, the Council of the District of Columbia (Council) passed the Clean Energy DC Omnibus
Amendment Act of 2018, which implements a 100% RPS target for the District by 2032. The Commission is
required to report annually to the Council on the status of RPS implementation, including the number of renewable
generators approved by the Commission; the availability of renewable resources; and the certification of the
number of credits generated by the utilities meeting the requirements of law, which outlines the minimum
percentages for certain renewable resources.
The Commission’s new RPS Portal will provide key benefits to users by:
1. Reducing the processing time for RPS applications;
2. Improving data gathering for more accurate RPS reporting;
3. Decreasing errors; and
4. Enabling two-way communications between the Commission and applicants.
The RPS Portal will also provide a monthly update of certified renewable generators in the District, and features
an interactive map for users to view all certified renewable generators in the District.
“Working collaboratively with industry stakeholders, the Commission delivered today on a commitment to start
streamlining our processes. And, more importantly, the new RPS Portal will help achieve the District’s climate
policy goals by making it easier to approve and track renewable resources in the District. I applaud the work of
everyone who contributed to this important project, especially our dedicated staff who worked long hours over
the holidays to meet the December 31st deadline,” stated Chairman Willie L. Phillips.
New users must register for a user ID and password through the Commission’s e-Docket system: Current users should not be impacted and do not need to re-register.
For questions, please email or visit the Commission’s website at
The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is an independent agency established by Congress in 1913 to
regulate electric, natural gas, and telecommunications companies in the District of Columbia.