UES - Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program (Arizona)

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Summary

Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Arizona

Name UES - Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV incentives may be de-rated based on expected performance

Residential PV: Funding has been depleted
Non-residential PV (up to 70 kW-AC): Funding has been depleted
Non-residential PV (larger than 70 kW-AC): production-based incentive (PBI)
Residential solar water heating and space heating: 0.50/kWh (up-front incentive)
Small commercial solar water heating and space heating: 0.50/kWh (up-front incentive)
Large commercial solar water heating and solar HVAC systems: performance-based incentive
Residential and small commercial geothermal heat pumps: 500 per ton
Grid-tied wind (less than 1 MW): 1.25/W
Solar Daylighting: 0.18/kWh estimated first year savings
Other renewables: performance-based incentive







Equipment Requirements SWH systems must be certified to SRCC OG-300 standards

Large solar water heaters and other solar thermal applications must use panels with SRCC OG-100 certification or laboratory documentation showing the panel energy output under controlled and replicable test conditions.

Start Date 2004


Funding Source RES Surchage

Installation Requirements Solar system must meet orientation, tilt, and shading guidelines.


Maximum Incentive Up-front incentives can pay for no more than 50% of the cost

Residential solar water heating and space heating: 1,750
Small commercial solar water heating and space heating: 200,000
Small commercial solar water heating and space heating: 200,000


Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits UES








Program Administrator UniSource Energy Services
Website https://www.uesaz.com/Renewable/Home/PV/
Date added to DSIRE 2004-08-24
Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-30



References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

Note: The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is in the process of modifying some elements of this program. When the ACC issues their final order it is expected that the up-front incentive for residential and commercial photovoltaics (PV) will be reduced to $0.10 per watt and the incentive for solar water heating will be reduced to $0.40 per equivalent kilowatt-hour (kWh). The summary below reflects the program as it was available in 2012.


Through the Renewable Incentive Program, UniSource Energy Services (UES) offers customers who install various renewable energy sources the opportunity to sell the credits associated with the energy generated to UES. Previously, UES only provided incentives for solar technologies, but they expanded the list of qualified renewables in 2008 to include all technologies eligible for Arizona's Renewable Energy Standard (RES). The solar technologies eligible for a rebate include photovoltaic (PV), solar hot water, solar HVAC and solar daylighting systems. Up-front incentives for PV may be de-rated based on expected performance. As of May 15, 2012, renewable energy systems are eligible for the following credit amounts:


  • Residential photovoltaics (PV): Funding has been depleted for 2012
  • Non-residential PV (up to 70 kW-AC): Funding has been depleted for 2012
  • Non-residential PV (greater than 70 kW-AC): Production-based incentive (PBI) on a 10, 15 or 20 year contract.
  • Residential solar water heating and space heating systems: $0.50/kWh (up-front incentive), up to $1,750
  • Small commercial solar water heating and space heating systems: $0.50/kWh (up-front incentive), up to $200,000
  • Large commercial solar water heating systems: Performance-based incentive
  • Solar space cooling systems (non-residential only): The incentive for the thermal energy delivered for cooling by a solar HVAC system is based on actual performance and ranges between $0.104/kWh-equivalent and $0.116.kWh equivalent. In addition, systems that incorporate solar thermal heating and/or solar thermal water heating are eligible for the large solar water heating PBI.
  • Grid tied residential and commercial wind (less than 1 MW): $1.25/W
  • Solar Daylighting (non-residential only): $0.18/kWh anticipated first year savings.
  • Other renewables installed by non-residential customers can apply to receive a PBI.

Funds are assigned through a reservation process. All necessary forms can be downloaded from the program website.

UES is purchasing solar credits and renewable energy certificates to help the company meet the state's Renewable Energy Standard (RES). Participating customers receive a one-time rebate or receive an incentive based on system output or kWh savings. UES will have access to the credits for the life of the RES program.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program - UES
Department UniSource Energy Services

Address PO Box 3099

Place Kingman, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 86402-3099
Phone (866) 467-1229


Email renewables@uesaz.com
Website http://uesaz.com/
     
     


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"