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South Dakota Renewable, Recycled and Conserved Energy Objective

Date Last Updated8/15/2014
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
State/FederalSD
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeSouth Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Policy Initiation Date2/21/2008
Policy SummarySouth Dakota's Renewable, Recycled and Conserved Energy Objective includes CHP as an eligible resource. "Qualifying electricity" is defined as electricity "produced from wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass and geothermal resources, and electricity generated from currently unused waste heat from combustion or another process that does not use an additional combustion process and that is not the result of a system whose primary purpose is the generation of electricity." Under the objective 10% of all retail electricity sales must be obtained from renewable energy and waste heat-to-power (defined as "recycled energy") by 2015. As a voluntary objective, there are no penalties or sanctions for retail providers that fail to meet the goal. Final rules related to RECs, energy conservation measurements, and reporting requirements (Docket RM11-001) were adopted in December 2011 and became effective January 2012.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsRenewably-fueled CHP systems and waste heat-to-power systems (called "recycled energy") qualify under the Objective. The regulations define "recycled energy systems" as systems that produce electricity from currently unused waste heat from combustion or other processes that do not use an additional combustion process. The term does not include any system whose primary purpose is the generation of electricity.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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