Wis. Admin. Code Public Service Commission § PSC 118.09 - Calculation of displaced conventional electricity

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Total statewide renewable energy percentage" means the percentage that results from the equation of subd. 1. divided by subd. 2. as shown below:
1. The actual renewable energy sold to Wisconsin retail customers within a given year using information submitted to the commission by electric providers in their most recent renewable portfolio standard compliance reports under s. 196.378(2) (c), Stats., including actual renewable energy used to serve all of the following programs:
a. Wisconsin electric provider renewable portfolio standard programs.
b. Any other federal or state renewable energy programs that apply to Wisconsin electric providers.
c. Wisconsin electric provider voluntary renewable energy programs.
2. The total sales of electricity to Wisconsin retail customers in that same year using information submitted to the commission by electric providers in their most recent renewable portfolio standard compliance reports under s. 196.378(2) (c), Stats.
(b) "Total statewide conventional energy percentage" means the percentage that results from the equation of 100% minus the total statewide renewable energy percentage.
(1m) For each calendar year, the commission shall determine the total statewide conventional energy percentage for purposes of calculating the amount of RRCs per MWh to be created for displaced conventional electricity. The commission shall make this determination the calendar year before the calendar year in which the percentage will be used. The commission may, by order, also establish a different percentage for a specific type of displacement facility if its seasonal or daily operating characteristics justify a percentage that differs from the annual average percentage.

Note For example, the commission will determine the 2016 total statewide renewable energy percentage in 2015 using information taken from electric provider reports, filed with the commission by April 15, 2015, that reflect renewable energy sold to Wisconsin retail customers in the calendar year of 2014.

(2) The commission may, by order, establish a displacement formula for any type of displacement facility. The commission shall base any such formula on a calculation of the minimum amount of displaced electricity that would be expected in a typical calendar year under realistic operating conditions. The commission shall provide an opportunity for public comment on any such formula before the formula is established.
(3) For each calendar year, the electric provider, customer, or member seeking to create RRCs from a certified displacement facility shall determine the net amount of electricity displaced by the displacement facility, using site-specific information and either the applicable formula established under sub. (2) or by subtracting the amount of electricity used by the displacement facility from the amount of electricity that would have been used for the same purposes by the electric device or electric service that was replaced by the displacement facility or that was used less due to the use of the displacement facility.
(4) If the value under sub. (3) is less than zero, the electric provider, customer, or member may not create any RRCs for the displacement facility for that calendar year.
(5) The amount of conventional electricity displaced by a displacement facility in a calendar year is equal to the net amount of displaced electricity determined under sub. (3), multiplied by the applicable total statewide conventional energy percentage as determined under sub. (1m).
(6) The electric provider, customer, or member creating RRCs from a displacement facility shall maintain at least three years of historical documentation of all information used in the determination made under sub. (3).
(7) For each displacement facility for which an electric provider, customer, or member is creating RRCs, the electric provider, customer, or member shall submit information to the commission to support its determination under sub. (3) at least annually. The commission may specify the timing and method for submitting information under this subsection. Determinations under sub. (3) are subject to the commission's review and verification.

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Wis. Admin. Code Public Service Commission § PSC 118.09
CR 10-147: CR Register March 2012 No. 675, eff. 4-1-12; CR 13-040: am. (1) to (7) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14. Amended by, CR 14-053: renum. (1) to (1m) and am., CR (1), am. (5)Register April 2015 No. 712, eff. 5-1-15; correction in (1) (b) (intro.) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register April 2015 No. 712, eff.5/1/2015.

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