On August 13, 2021, the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) 68 DCR 008076 to amend Sections 2902, 2903, and 2999 to require all renewable generating facilities to account for their electricity output through the use of a revenue-grade production meter (RGM).
The original NOPR required all previously certified facilities to report energy and production data with revenue-grade meter or inverter-based equipment. After an extended comment period, the Commission no longer requires previously registered facilities to install a revenue-grade meter. These systems will be grandfathered in.
On January 28, 2022, under the second NOPR RM29-2021-01, the Commission announced that it now requires all new systems to “utilize a meter or inverter-based production measurement equipment to report revenue-grade energy production data to PJM-EIS GATS.” The comment period ends on February 28, 2022 and the final ruling will come there after.
Moving forward, the requirements for a revenue-grade meter on all new systems located in the District of Columbia, including any Maryland sited systems located on a DC Feeder line, will assist in reaching the RPS goal of 5% Renewable Solar Energy by 2032.
The Commission defines a revenue-grade meter as:
“Revenue-Grade Generation Meter – A meter used by a behind-the-meter generator or CREF that measures the generated electricity at the AC output of an inverter, is capable of recording the cumulative kilowatt hours that the generator produces which meets the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C-12.20 standard including an accuracy deviation no greater than +/- 0.5%, and that easily displays all collected data and retains lifetime production even in the event of a power outage.”
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