Distributed Generation in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

June 30, 2015

by Georgena Terry, CESA Research Associate

Many states’ RPSs allow distributed generation to qualify. Depending upon how a state treats distributed generation within its RPS, it may need to set up special provisions for qualifying the facilities and tracking the generation. To learn how states handle distributed generation, CESA Research Associate Georgena Terry sent a survey to program managers for all the states with RPSs. Eleven program managers responded to the survey. They were from CT, DC, HI, MA, MI, NV, NH, OR, TX, WA, and WI. This brief paper summarizes their responses.