Program Updates

Provided here is information about:

The following utilities have reached or are nearing their Project type caps. Project type caps are defined as:

  • For commercial-scale systems, the project type cap is twenty-five percent of the remaining funds for credit available to a utility as of July 1, 2017; and
  • For community solar and shared commercial solar projects combined, the project type cap is fifty percent of the remaining funds for credit available to a utility as of July 1, 2017.
    • Participating Utility Commercial-Scale Shared Commercial and Community Solar
      AVISTA Funds Available Funds for these project types are completely reserved. No additional precertifications are being issued at this time.
      ORCAS POWER & LIGHT COOPERATIVE Funds Available Funds for these project types are completely reserved. No additional precertifications are being issued at this time.

Per Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5939, participating utilities may incentivize 1.5% of the businesses' taxable power sales generated in calendar year 2014 or $250,000, whichever is greater.

Each bar below represents the utitities’ credit cap and shows an estimate of:

  • the percentage of that cap that is obligated for renewable energy system incentive payments, for the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program and the Renewable Energy System Incentive Program;
  • the percentage of that cap that is currently reserved for shared commercial and/or community solar projects;
  • the percentage of funds remaining and available for annual incentive payments;
  • the amount of remaining funds for credit available to a utility.

Obligated funds for the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program are estimated by adding the estimated incentive payments certified by the Department of Revenue in Q1 of fiscal year 2018 to the utilities’ incentive payments for fiscal year 2017. Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program funds are obligated assuming full reapplication from current incentive recipients.

Data presented here represent the number and average system capacity of Renewable Energy System Incentive Program (RESIP) systems. Equivalent statistics for Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program (RECRIP) systems can be found here.

By utility information on certified projects is shown on the left of the display below. The number of systems (system count) are shown with bars, the average system capacity (MWdc) represented by circles for residential-scale and commercial-scale project types. State-wide summaries of the number of certified projects and projects with approved precertifications by project type are seen on the right. In addition, state-wide averages for estimated average annual energy production, cost per watt, and annual incentive yields are shown for certified projects.

Interactive program summaries and additional utility-specific information are under development.

These maps show the capacity of systems from the Washington state renewable energy incentive programs.

Interactive maps are under development.

RESIP System Capacity

RECRIP System Capacity

The Zip Code of the site is being used to locate systems. The placement of the site is at the geographic center of the zip code, not the location of the site itself.


Last updated February 2018 – Data Current through 2-14-2018.