The DOER sent out an email today, Friday, July 12, 2013 announcing two things: 1) the final version of the Pending SQAs list is available and 2) that the RPS Class I Emergency Regulation (225 CMR 14.00) will be posted July 19, 2013 to the Massachusetts Register. A public hearing on the Emergency Regulation will be held on July 26th from 1 to 3 pm at Gardner Auditorium in Boston. The updated Pending SQA list can be found here and the DOER email can be found here.
Some numbers from the Pending SQA list
The Pending SQA list shows that 340.8 MW of capacity was disqualified for failing to show proof of a signed Interconnection Service Agreement (ISA) dated no later than 6/7/2013, but 277.2 MW remain eligible or eligible pending permission to operate (PTO) for the program. If we take into account the 401.9 MW listed as already qualified for the current SREC program, then we come to a rough total of 679 MW eligible or qualified for a program that was originally supposed to be limited to 400 MW! For more information on the 400 MW cap and the current status of the program read our previous posts on the subject.
Eligible or Eligible pending PTO means that a system has submitted paperwork for the current SREC program and is either <100 kW in capacity or is over 100 kW in capacity and submitted a signed ISA dated no later than 6/7/2013.
Qualified means that a project application was submitted before the 400 MW capacity cap was reached with all of the appropriate requirements in place. Of these qualified projects 221.6 MW are operational and 180.3 MW are not yet operational.
We expect some attrition may occur as projects that are not yet operational fail to meet the completion requirement by 12/31/2013 or fail to demonstrate 1) the project has expended 50% of its construction costs or 2) delays occurred as a result of the local interconnecting utility. All projects granted an extension must be constructed by 6/30/2014. This list gives market participants a first glimpse at understanding the upper limit of the capacity that could be allowed under the current program. The DOER will use these numbers to sort out the SREC compliance requirement for 2014, using a formula that takes into account the build rate to date.