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Update: New RESIP Applications in PSE Service Territory (12-2-19)

Puget Sound Energy has submitted a letter to the WSU Energy Program announcing its intention to terminate its voluntary participation in the RESIP program. By law, the termination of participation is effective 12:01 a.m., December 12, 2019.

PSE's termination of participation does not affect its obligation to make annual incentive payments to:

  • All certified participants in the RESIP and RECRIP programs.
  • "Move-in" participants with a previously certified renewable energy system who begin PSE electric service after the effective date of this notice and who obtain certification of eligibility from the WSU Energy Program.

Residential- and commercial-scale projects on the RESIP application waiting list prior to December 12, 2019, will remain on the waiting list. These applications will be eligible for certification if the WSU Energy Program resumes certifying projects for inclusion in RESIP.

Community solar and shared-commercial projects that have applied for precertification prior to December 12, 2019, will remain eligible for full certification under the applicable terms of pre-certification.

PSE's decision to terminate participation in RESIP as of December 12, 2019, is due to the program budget being fully committed two years earlier than anticipated by the governing legislation.

Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light Co. (3-13-19)

The utility's Board of Directors has notified the WSU Energy Program that Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light will re-continue participation in the RESIP program.

Okanogan County Electric Coop (1-17-19)

Because of the high level of interest in RESIP in the Okanogan County Electric Coop service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Okanogan County Electric Coop service territory that were submitted on or before January 16, 2019.

Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light Co. (10-30-18)

The utility's Board of Directors has notified the WSU Energy Program that Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light has discontinued their participation in the RESIP program pending further review. 

Benton Rural Electric Association (8-16-18)

Because of the high level of interest in RESIP in the Benton REA electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Benton REA service territory that were submitted on or before August 16, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the Benton REA.

The annual incentive program cap in the Benton REA service territory is $583,704.93. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Jefferson County PUD 1 (8-16-18)

Because of the high level of interest in RESIP in the Jefferson County PUD electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is approaching the utility limit. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Jefferson County PUD service territory that were submitted on or before August 16, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the Jefferson County PUD.

The annual incentive program cap in the Jefferson County PUD service territory is $447,156.97. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

PacifiCorp (8-14-18)

Because of the high level of interest in RESIP in the Pacific Power & Light Company (PacifiCorp) electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the PacifiCorp service territory that were submitted on or before Tuesday, August 14, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with PacifiCorp.

Kittitas County PUD (7-18-18)

Because of the high level of interest in RESIP in the Kittitas County PUD electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the Kittitas County PUD service territory that were submitted on or before Wednesday, July 18, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the Kittitas County PUD.

The annual incentive program cap in the Kittitas County PUD service territory is $250,000.00. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Applications submitted after July 18, 2018, will be waitlisted. If funding becomes available, we will process applications based on their date of submission to the WSU Energy Program.

City of Ellensburg (7-9-18)

Because of the high level of interest in RESIP in the City of Ellensburg electric service area, the availability of incentive funds is approaching the utility limit. The WSU Energy Program will continue to process applications for projects in the City of Ellensburg service territory that were submitted on or before Friday, July 6, 2018. We will also work with installers and customer-owners who have already applied for interconnection agreements with the City of Ellensburg. 

The annual incentive program cap in the City of Ellensburg service territory is $250,000.00. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Orcas Power and Light Company (3-30-18)

Because of the high level of interest in RESIP in the Orcas Power and Light Company (OPALCO) service territory, the availability of incentive funds for renewable energy systems is virtually exhausted. The WSU Energy Program will process only those applications for projects in OPALCO’s service territory that were submitted on or before Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

The annual cap for the program in the OPALCO service territory is $289,577.13. The WSU Energy Program cannot approve applications in one year that will cause the cap to be exceeded in a subsequent year. We will review incentive payment obligations each fiscal year.

Applications submitted after Wednesday, March 28, 2018, will be queued in a “suspended – pending funding” status. If funding becomes available, we will process applications based on their date of submission to the WSU Energy Program.