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Indiana Clean Energy Portfolio Standard

Date Last Updated11/19/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
State/FederalIN
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeIndiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Policy Initiation Date5/1/2011
Policy SummaryIndiana's Clean Energy Portfolio Standard (CPS) allows for up to 30% of the CPS goal to be met with clean coal technology, nuclear energy, CHP systems, natural gas that displaces electricity from coal, clean coal technology, and net-metered distributed generation facilities. Clean energy technologies include industrial byproduct technologies that use fuel or energy that is a byproduct of an industrial process, waste heat recovery from capturing and reusing the waste heat in industrial processes for heating or for generating mechanical or electrical work, and demand side management or energy efficiency initiatives. In order to measure thermal energy for the purpose of goal compliance, it may be measured directly through a meter, calculated using an equation set forth in Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 17.1, or a utility may seek approval from the commission to use an alternative equation.

The CPS is a voluntary goal of 10% clean energy by 2025, based on the level of electricity supplied by the utility in 2010. To participate in the CPS, qualifying electric utilities must apply to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) no later than 2 years after the beginning of the first two goal periods; goal period I is from 2013 through 2018, and goal period II is from 2019 through 2024. Only public utilities may participate in the program; municipally owned utilities or rural electric cooperatives may not participate in the program. Utilities that meet the program goals are eligible for financial incentives that are used to pay for compliance projects. Applications to receive incentives must be filed no later than 6 months after the end of each goal period.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsBoth fossil-fueled and renewably-fueled CHP systems, as well as waste heat-to-power systems, are eligible under the CPS.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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