DG-74: What are the criteria for a system to be a distributed renewable energy generation device?

For the Utility DG RFP, each system must be a distributed renewable generation device, which means that the system is:

(1) powered by wind, solar thermal energy, photovoltaic cells and panels, biodiesel, crops and untreated and unadulterated organic waste biomass, tree waste, and hydropower that does not involve new construction or significant expansion of hydropower dams;

(2) interconnected at the distribution system level of either an electric utility, an alternative retail electric supplier, a municipal utility, or a rural electric cooperative;

(3) located on the customer side of the customer’s electric meter and primarily used to offset that customer’s electricity load; and

(4) limited in nameplate capacity to no more than 2,000 kilowatts.