Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard
|Date Last Updated||11/20/2012|
|Policy Type||Portfolio Standard|
|Policy Administrator/Contact Office||Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission|
|Policy Initiation Date||2/28/2005|
|Policy Summary||Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS) includes CHP as eligible as a Tier II resource. The AEPS applies to load-serving energy companies and has two categories of technologies with separate target amounts, Tier I and Tier II. Both new and existing renewables are eligible as Tier I resources. Tier II resources include demand-side management and distributed generation systems, including CHP.|
The AEPS requires each electric distribution company and electric generation supplier to provide 18% of their electricity from alternative sources by compliance year 2020-2021. In compliance year 2020-2021, 8% of electricity must come from Tier 1 sources and 10% must come from Tier II sources.
Compliance is based on accumulating alternative energy credits (AECs), and banking of excess credits is allowed for up to 2 years. CHP and other eligible technologies are credited at a conversion of 1 MWh = 1 AEC with no credit for the thermal output of the CHP system.
|CHP Eligibility Requirements||Renewably-fueled CHP systems are eligible as a Tier I resource and fossil-fueled CHP systems are eligible as a Tier II resource, with only electric output receiving credit.|
|Eligible Project Size (MW)||Does Not Specify|
|Minimum Efficiency Required/|
Other Performance Requirements
|Does Not Specify|