SRECTrade was recently awarded the contract to administer the Delaware Pilot SREC Procurement Program on behalf of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) and Delmarva Power. Since receiving the contract we’ve put up a website to answer questions about the program and to accept applications for the solicitation. An overview powerpoint and webinar recording can be viewed by clicking here.
This is the first essentially state-wide SREC program to take such a long-term approach to SREC contracts. Regulators and industry observers are eager to see how this “pilot” solicitation is reviewed. Should the “pilot” be deemed successful it is likely that the SEU will hold yearly solicitations for SREC contracts.
With the Pilot SREC Procurement Program, the SEU and Delmarva have formed a partnership to provide stable, long-term pricing (20-year contracts) for a finite amount of SRECs from systems that are accepted into the program. Among the eligible systems for the program, preferential selection and pricing is given to systems installed with Delaware parts and/or labor. Systems under 250 kW (DC) nameplate capacity apply into a lottery solicitation, whereas systems that are greater than 250 kW (DC) must apply through a competitive bid process. The solicitation will likely be over-subscribed with applications from among the many eligible, in-state systems. Solar systems that are not successful in the solicitation will still be able to transact SRECs outside of the Delmarva program, and could remain eligible for future solicitations or this program.