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Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth Program Welcome to the Rhode Island Renewable Energy (RE) Growth Program!

The RE Growth Program was formed pursuant to Chapter 26.6 of Title 39 of the Rhode Island General Laws under the recently enacted Clean Energy Jobs Program Act. Available to eligible renewable distributed generation (DG) projects, the RE Growth Program enables customers to sell their generation output under long-term tariffs at fixed prices.

National Grid invites applicants with Small-Scale Solar Projects to apply for the RE Growth Program beginning June 15th, 2015 via an interconnection application. Small-Scale Solar Project applications will not be accepted prior to June 15th, 2015.

National Grid invites all other applicants - those with Solar (Greater than 25 kilowatts), Wind, Hydroelectric, and Anaerobic Digester Projects - to apply for the Program using the web application link in the Submission of Bids section below.

Please see the Related Documents section, below, for Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules for Program guidance.

Small-Scale Solar Projects: Approved Annual MW Target and Standard Performance-Based Incentives Applicable to Current Enrollment Year

Renewable Energy Class
(Nameplate kW)
Annual
Enrollment
Target
(Nameplate MW)
Ceiling Price/Standard PBI
(cents/kWh)
[20-yr Tariff Terms except *]
Small-Scale Solar Host
Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
3.0 41.35
(*15-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar Host
Owned
(1-10 kW DC)
37.75
(*20-yr Tariff)
Small-Scale Solar 3rd
Party Owner
(1-10 kW DC)
32.95
Small-Scale Solar
(11-25 kW DC)
29.80


Solar (Greater than 25kW), Wind, Hydro and Anaerobic Digester Projects: Approved Renewable Energy Classes, Annual Enrollment Targets, Standard Performance-Based Incentives and Ceiling Prices Applicable to Current Enrollment Period

Renewable Energy
Class
(Nameplate kW)
Enrollment
Target
(Nameplate kW)
Standard PBI applicable to
Medium-Scale Solar only

(cents/kWh)
Ceiling Price
w/ITC
(cents/kWh)
Ceiling Price
w/ PTC
(cents/kWh
Ceiling Price
w/o
ITC/PTC
(cents/kWh)
Term
of
Service
(years)
Medium-Scale Solar
(26-250kW DC)

4,000

24.40

24.40

N/A

N/A

20
Commercial-Scale Solar
(251-999 kW DC)

5,500

N/A

20.95

N/A

N/A

20
Large-Scale Solar
(1,000-5,000 kW DC)

6,000

N/A

16.70

N/A

N/A

20
Wind
(1,500-5,000 kW)
1,500-2,999 kW
3,000-5,000 kW

5,000


N/A
N/A


18.40
18.20


19.85
19.45


22.75
22.35


20
20
Anaerobic Digestion
(up to 1,000 kW)
150-1,000vkW

1,500

N/A

N/A

20.20

20.60

20
Small-Scale Hydropower
(up to 1,000 kW)
10-250 kW
251-1,000 kW


N/A
N/A


N/A
N/A


19.80
18.55


21.35
20.10


20
20


RE Growth Program Tariffs and Enrollment and Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules

For Residential Customers and Small-Scale Solar Projects: Tariff and Program Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules
For Non-Residential Customers and Solar (>25kW), Wind, Hydro and Anaerobic Digester Projects: Tariff and Program Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules
Upcoming Enrollments for Solar (Greater than 25kW), Wind, Hydro and Anaerobic Digester Projects

Event Anticipated Dates
Enrollment begins August 3rd, 2015 - 9am Eastern Prevailing Time
Due Date for Submission of Applications August 14th, 2015 - 5pm Eastern Prevailing Time

Submission of Bids

Applications for Small-Scale Solar Projects should be submitted using an interconnection application beginning June 15th, 2015. Please note that a new version of the interconnection tariff, which contains the interconnection application for participation in the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth Program, has been filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission. That tariff will be made available here.


In accordance with Section 3.2 of the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Growth Program Solicitation and Enrollment Process Rules for Solar (>25kW), Wind, Hydro and Anaerobic Digester Projects, applications for such projects should be submitted electronically using the web application, which will be accessible closer to the opening of the first enrollment, which will be from 9AM EPT on August 3rd, 2015 until 5PM EPT on August 14th, 2015.


Prior to utilizing the web application to submit your bid, please refer to and complete the checklist items below that will be needed in order to fill out and submit your application online (note that PDF files of these checklist items must be uploaded into the web application):

  • An Interconnection Service Agreement (signed by applicant) or the Impact Study for Renewable DG (ISRDG). Save this as "Attachment 1 - RI#######" (your RI Interconnection Unique ID #).
  • Existing hydro generation project material financial investment documentation, if applicable. Save this file as "Attachment 2 - RI#######" (your RI Interconnection Unique ID #).
  • Project Segmentation and Tax Credit Eligibility Affidavit. Save this file as "Attachment 3 - RI#######" (your RI Interconnection Unique ID #).
Related Links Official Contact Email

renewablecontracts@nationalgrid.com