The SREC-II program is designed to purchase SRECs at a competitive, fixed price for ten (10) years
Atlantic City Electric Company, Jersey Central Power & Light Company, and Rockland Electric Company periodically issue RFPs to select solar projects with which to enter into contracts for the purchase of SRECs at fixed price for ten (10) years. If you are ready to install a new Solar PV system, you can participate in this program by responding to the RFPs.
Proposals are solicited under three program segments:
- Segment 1: Residential/Small Commercial — Net-Metered residential and small commercial PV projects less than or equal to 50 KW
- Segment 2: Commercial — Net-Metered solar PV projects greater than 50 kW up to 2 MW (Note: 2MW cap is currently lifted, see RFP Bid Rules for details)
- Segment 3: Utility-Scale — Grid-supply solar PV projects certified by the BPU as located on closed landfills, brownfields, or areas of historic fill.
The total number of SRECs that the EDC will purchase over the entire term is limited to a base cap of 1,350 kWh of solar generation per KW DC per year over a period of 10 years. For example, a 10 KW project with a 10 year SREC contract would be limited to selling 135 SRECs over the term.
A number of important restrictions related to project eligibility are included below (see the program web site for a complete description):
- Projects must be located in the service territories of Atlantic City Electric Company, Jersey Central Power & Light Company, and Rockland Electric Company
- Both residential and non-residential projects are eligible
- Projects must be installed on the customer side of the electric meter, and agree to a net metering arrangement with the utility
- Projects funded or scheduled to be funded by the Customer On-Site Renewable Energy (CORE) rebate program from 2001-2008 are not eligible.
- Existing projects which are already interconnected to the grid are not eligible
- Projects must be equipped with a generation meter to measure SREC production.
Submitting an Application
A Bid Application (Bid) must contain several pieces of additional information, including a single, fixed SREC price and contract length of 10 years. After checking for Application completeness, the Bids will be evaluated on a price-only basis.
Award of projects is based on the competitiveness of each project’s SREC bid price.
The Solicitation Manager (Navigant Consulting) provides recommendations to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on the competitiveness of each Bid who will ultimately decide which bids will be awarded contracts.
Materials required to submit a proposal can be found on the documents section of this website. Submissions are accepted via the online form available via the Application Dashboard (Registration Required).
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RFP Schedule – Round 8
|December 1, 2017||Release of RFP|
|December 8, 2017||Optional RFP Overview Webinar (11:00 AM)|
|January 31, 2018||Consolidated Bid Application due (5:00 PM)|
|February 12-16, 2018||SM reviews preliminary recommendations with BPU Staff, EDCs and Rate Counsel for input|
|February 26, 2018||Deadline for any opportunity for input – SM develops final recommendations to the Board|
|February 28, 2018||SM submits recommendations to Board|
|March or April BPU meeting||Board Meeting and Written Order|
|1 Business day after the March or April BPU meeting||Final Awards Announced|
|45 days after March or April BPU meeting||Execute SREC PSAs with Awardees|