The Department of Energy Resources is pleased to announce the issuance of the Massachusetts RPS & APS Annual Compliance Report for 2013, as well as the ACP Spending Plan for 2013. Both documents are available on the Annual Reports page of DOER’s RPS & APS homepage as of 12/18/14.
The year 2013 was an excellent one for the Massachusetts Renewable and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards (RPS and APS). Solar and other Class I certificates (SRECs and RECs) sourced from Massachusetts renewable generation rose by nearly 64% over 2012, while the total Alternative Compliance Payments (ACPs) fell by 55%, a decrease of more than $40 million.
Forty-nine Retail Electricity Suppliers met their Minimum Standard obligations for RPS Class I (including the Solar Carve-Out), RPS Class II Renewable Energy, RPS Class II Waste Energy, and APS with a mix of GIS certificates for 2013 qualified generation, banked certificates from 2011 and 2012, and Alternative Compliance Payments. The report provides details about how the obligations were met for each of the Minimum Standards, the types and locations of generation from which certificates were obtained, historical trends, and some future projections.