Earlier today, SRECTrade hosted a webinar for New Jersey Successor Solar Incentive (SuSI) Program stakeholders. The webinar reviewed many important facets of the SuSI Program including pricing, the registration process, and market parameters as well as SRECTrade’s participation as a REC management and transaction service provider.
For access to the presentation slides, please click HERE. To view a recording of the webinar, please click the image below.
SRECTrade’s turnkey solution helps fund Lazer Spot’s continued deploymentand operation ofzero-emission yard trucks using renewably generatedelectricity
ALPHARETTA, GA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 6, 2021 – Today Lazer Spot announced its partnership with SRECTrade to advise and manage the company’s environmental commodities as part of further accelerating Lazer Spot’s long-time drive to reduce vehicle emissions. As the leader in the spotting industry Lazer Spot has reduced emissions for years, operating 100% electric yard trucks since 2017. Informed by these early trials, Lazer Spot has accelerated the deployment of 100% electric yard trucks aided by SRECTrade’s work to optimize funding provided by environmental commodity programs like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).
Lazer Spot has led the reduction of vehicle emissions since 2015 with an Idle Reduction Initiative that improved the overall health of its fleet, saved on fuel and reduced emissions. The company now is ahead of the standard industry idle time by almost 30%, saving over 1.5 million gallons of fuel and eliminating over 32 million pounds of CO2 emissions. Two years into this initiative Lazer Spot began deploying its first all-electric yard trucks and is now more aggressively transitioning its fleet while successfully balancing the benefits against higher initial deployment costs.
SRECTrade’s ability to source renewably generated electricity to power electric trucks is a key part of Lazer Spot’s sustainability strategy. “We wanted a turnkey solution from a partner that could help educate, advise and operationalize these tough new regulatory programs,” said David Stringer, Vice President of Innovation at Lazer Spot. “We also recognized that with our scale, we must leverage every resource to make the tech more affordable, approachable and ultimately more sustainable for our customers and the communities in which we operate – the very same communities in which we live.”
Stringer noted that the transition to EVs has been cost effective and beneficial in many ways. The zero-emission vehicles have led to more efficient workdays, safer working conditions, and greater employee retention. Stringer reflects on Lazer Spot’s transition to renewable energy, saying, “there doesn’t have to be a compromise.” It’s a win for everyone: employees, customers, the environment…and the bottom-line.
SRECTrade advises on and manages Lazer Spot’s environmental commodity portfolio maximizing benefits from complex clean fuel and renewable energy programs – both financial and strategic – as the firm accelerates efforts to decarbonize across its network. Lazer Spot plans to deploy over 30 trucks by the end of 2021 with a goal to get to 100 trucks in 2022.
About Lazer Spot
Lazer Spot is the leading provider of yard management in North America, working at 400+ sites in the USA and Canada for leading manufacturers and retailers. Our task is to move trailers safely and reliably around the yards of our customers’ production plants and distribution centers or between those and outside trailer yards to ensure that each trailer arrives and leaves the correct dock door on a just in time basis. Our name is because we are Lazer focused on customer satisfaction, reliability and safety.
About SRECTrade, Inc.
SRECTrade provides trusted advice, management services, and technology to fund budgets and accelerate deployment of clean transportation and renewable energy assets managing credit generation, sale, and payment under complex regulatory programs. SRECTrade is the largest agent manager of EV assets for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and has earned an annual client retention greater than 99% with more than 54,000 unique assets under management and more than 175,000 clean energy assets managed on its technology platform. With presence across 14 regulated markets and 20 tradable products in North America, SRECTrade provides a single partner to accelerate adoption of clean energy and clean transportation equipment and minimizing the time, cost, and risk associated with environmental commodity programs.
SRECTrade is presenting a webinar on the New Jersey Successor Solar Incentive (SuSI) Program on Thursday, October 7th at 2:00 PM EST. The webinar will review many important facets of the SuSI Program including pricing, the registration process, and market parameters as well as SRECTrade’s participation as a REC management and transaction service provider.
On Wednesday, July 28th, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) unanimously approved the highly anticipated Successor Solar Incentive Program (“SuSI Program”). The SuSI Program will support the development of 3,750 megawatts (MW) of new solar generation by 2026, effectively doubling the state’s current solar capacity and driving solar to become approximately 10 percent of the state’s total electricity supply.
Importantly, the SuSI Program will take effect on August 28, 2021, and contains two sub-programs detailed below. Thus, the New Jersey Transition Incentive (TI) Program will close at midnight on Friday, August 27th. TREC applications will be accepted until that date and will be provided with a 5-business day window to correct minor deficiencies, if required, after their review.
The Administratively Determined Incentive (ADI) – a 15-year, fixed-price incentive payment for net-metered solar projects less than or equal to 5 MW in size. This sub-program is inclusive of all residential projects and most commercial and industrial projects, with pricing varying based on project type and size (see table below).
The Competitive Solar Incentive (CSI) – a competitive solicitation for grid supply projects and net metered commercial and industrial projects larger than 5 MW. The first competitive solicitation is projected to launch in early-to-mid 2022.
Notably, net-metered residential projects will receive pricing only $1.20/megawatt-hour (MWh) less than their current effective TREC pricing of $91.20/MWh. The incentive value for public entities in each market segment is $20/MWh than their non-public counterparts. Public entities include school districts, municipalities, and public colleges and universities.
SRECTrade will continue to post significant updates on the transition between the current Transition Incentive program and the upcoming SuSI Program as they become available.
On June 1, 2021, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan allowed Senate Bill 65 (SB 65) to pass into law without his signature. SB 65 revises Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), decreasing the solar carve-out from 2022-2029 while increasing its solar alternative compliance payment (SACP) from 2023-2029. The new law still requires 50% of MD electricity sales from Tier I renewable energy resources with a 14.5% solar carve-out by 2030.
This adjustment to Maryland’s RPS should bring a more gradual increase to the solar carve-out requirement. Our enclosed analysis projects the 2021 market and forward years to be undersupplied – we expect the degree of undersupply to increase in years 2022 and 2023 and show a moderate decrease in year 2024. The forecasted degree of undersupply seen in years 2022-2024 has seen a substantial decrease from our previous analysis due to the recent reductions in RPS. While we project that the new changes to Maryland’s RPS will decrease the degree of undersupply seen in forward years, build rates still must show a substantial increase in order to keep up with the new RPS schedule.
Current MD SREC pricing has been consistent over the last few months with 2021 SRECs pricing around $77.50, 97% of the ACP and 2022 SRECs pricing around $57.00, 95% of the ACP.
Final 2021 MD SREC production, final 2021 MD load figures,
and actual grandfathered load could impact the degree of undersupply seen in
2021 and forward years.
SRECTrade’s Virginia application is currently live on our website. As previously mentioned, the Virginia Clean Economy Act compels Dominion to procure 1% of their RPS compliance from in-state distributed solar resources smaller than 1 MW. This equates to approximately 90 MW in 2021. Dominion filed an RFP this year to meet their obligations.
While there is still uncertainty regarding spot trades in the Virginia market, SRECTrade is continuing to monitor the market and will monetize RECs through all available channels. Beginning in Q3 2021, SRECTrade will be offering 2-year and 5-year forward contracts for systems under 1 MW located in the state of Virginia.
For more information regarding contract opportunities please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, June 1st, Maryland’s updated Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) took effect after Governor Larry Hogan allowed Senate Bill 65 (SB 65) to pass into law without signature. The new law still mandates that Maryland source 50% of its electricity sales from Tier I renewable energy sources by 2030, with a 14.5% solar carve-out. Notably, the law decreases Maryland’s solar carve-out from 2022-2029 and increases its solar alternative compliance payment (SACP) rate from 2023-2029. The bill originally cleared the Maryland legislature on April 12th by significant majorities.
The new law also removes black liquor, a paper mill byproduct, from the list of eligible Tier I REC resources.
SRECTrade plans to publish an analysis on the impacts that this law could have on Maryland’s SREC market in the coming weeks.
Q4 2020 saw California LCFS credit generation outpace deficit generation, with the credit bank increasing 4.8% between Q3 2020 and Q4 2020. (Note: LCFS credits are issued on a delayed quarterly schedule; the most recent credit issuance was on April 1 for fuel consumption in Q42020)
Electricity as a fuel has been increasing in its market share, aside from the dip at the beginning of the pandemic in Q1 2020
Steady credit pricing for the California LCFS in Q1 2021, with some fluctuation in Q2 2021 as credit prices dipped as low as $173 between March and April, far from its historic highs of $202 per credit.
Oregon CFP now allows the use of renewable energy credits (RECs) to claim zero-carbon electricity
Washington state is the next state to adopt a clean fuels program, aiming to reduce transportation emissions by 20% by 2035, with 2017 as the baseline
Federal, state, and regional grant programs available in California and across the country as regulators push for the transition to zero-emission vehicles and equipment
Learn about Fast Charging Infrastructure (FCI) crediting and how LCFS credits can lower your capital expenditure in DCFCs
City of Porterville, CA Accelerates Adoption of Zero-Emission Vehicles with Revenue from LCFSCredits Managed and Monetized by SRECTrade
Rapidly Advancing Porterville’s Top Priority – Improved Air Quality
PORTERVILLE, CA, April 7, 2021 – The City of Porterville and SRECTrade today announced key milestones and plans to continue reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality for area residents. Porterville is rapidly electrifying its fleet and getting paid to do so by SRECTrade via the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program. In a region battling air pollution, the municipality has taken bold steps to deploy zero- and near zero-emissions fleet equipment by deploying Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses and electric buses, as well as light-duty charging stations that generated more than $65,000 of LCFS credits in 2020, and with higher post-COVID use could generate more than $100,000 in 2021.
As a visionary and early adopter of alternative fuels
among municipalities, Porterville, located in the San Joaquin Valley, deployed
its first CNG bus in 2010 and first electric bus in 2018. Porterville’s fleet today
consists of 10 battery-electric buses, 12 battery-electric vans, 10 200kW DC
Fast Chargers and six Level-2 public charging stations, with 14 additional DCFC
stations under construction, that reduce total cost of ownership and enable
quicker adoption, while also creating a healthier future for the community. By 2024
Porterville plans to convert its entire fleet to electric and provide more
public-access charging infrastructure for residents.
“The key was taking those first steps – it was hard work,
but more doable than anyone thought,” said Transit Manager Richard Tree. “A
wealth of resources existed to help us move forward. Getting started quickly showed
what was possible technologically and financially. We learned, adjusted, and
kept moving forward.” Tree emphasized the advantage of engaging resource
partners with the knowledge and capabilities required to help address the
challenges encountered when planning, funding, deploying, and managing
zero-emission transportation equipment and infrastructure.
These cleaner vehicles also save money. Electric fuel and maintenance costs have been reduced by about 80% and 75%, respectively. Grant and incentive programs such as the California LCFS program supported the city’s initial deployment while also providing an ongoing revenue stream and offsetting electricity costs. In the past year alone, the City of Porterville generated an average of $0.21/kWh from its electric fleet.
“The City of
Porterville has demonstrated committed leadership in its drive to reduce carbon
emissions. We’ve been happy to play our role on this very driven team,” noted
Mike Saxton, SRECTrade Managing Director. “SRECTrade plugged in to manage and
monetize LCFS credits generated by Porterville’s eligible equipment. The higher
dollars we pay organizations directly support our mission to help fund continued
deployment of zero-emission equipment.”
Porterville has set its sights on even bolder clean energy goals, exploring solar generation, energy storage, renewable electric vehicle chargers, and electric vehicle and charger programs that would help its residents make the switch to electric vehicles. SRECTrade will continue supporting the municipality through its expertise in environmental commodities and transparent reporting of the value being generated.
City of Porterville
Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California. It is part of the Visalia-Porterville metropolitan area. Located between Fresno to the north and Bakersfield to the south, Porterville serves as a gateway to Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, and Kings Canyon National Park. The city has a population of nearly 60,000.
SRECTrade provides trusted advice, management, and technology to maximize financial and environmental benefits of environmental commodities for the owners of clean transportation and renewable energy assets. We manage all credit generation and sale to get companies paid in compliance with complex regulatory programs. SRECTrade is the largest agent manager of EV assets for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and has earned an annual client retention greater than 99% with more than 54,000 unique assets under management and more than 150,000 clean energy assets utilizing its proprietary technology platform. With presence across 10 regulated markets and 20 tradable products in North America, SRECTrade helps accelerate the adoption of clean energy and clean transportation equipment by minimizing the time, cost, and risk associated with realizing program benefits.