(1) TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PURCHASED RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES DERIVED FROM OUT OF STATE NEW SOLAR FACILITIES THAT MAY BE USED TO COMPLY WITH THE REPS REQUIREMENT THROUGH THE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY RESOURCES AND (2) TO DOUBLE THE REPS REQUIREMENT FOR THE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY RESOURCES AND EXPAND THE COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE.
Under current law, GS 62-133.8 establishes the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) requirements for each electric public utility in North Carolina. Amends GS 62-133.8(b)(2) to reduce the amount of purchased renewable energy certificates derived from out-of-state new solar electric facilities and new metered solar thermal energy facilities that may be used by electric public utilities in the state to comply with the REPS requirement to 12.5% (was, limited certificates derived from out-of-state new renewable energy facilities to 25%). Amends GS 62-133.8(d) to increase the REPS requirement for the use of solar energy resources to four-tenths of one percent (was, two-tenths of one percent) for calendar year 2018 and each calendar year thereafter. Also expands the schedule for electric power suppliers to comply with the requirements of subsection (d) adding requirements for the following calendar years: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017, and increasing the requirement for solar energy resources for calendar years 2012, 2015, and 2018.
Effective January 1, 2012.
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