Mandatory Renewable Energy Educational Materials (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Mandatory Renewable Energy Educational Materials|
|Incentive Type||Line Extension Analysis|
|Eligible Technologies||Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Requirements|| Utility must provide information on alternative-energy options to customer
|Service|| Requests for new residential service requiring construction, such as line extensions, must be completed within 90 days, or within a time frame agreed to by the customer and electric utility, provided the applicant has met the credit requirements noted in § 25.24
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2012-11-20
If an electric utility must construct a line extension for a customer, and the utility requires the customer to pay a Contribution in Aid to Construction (CIAC) or a pre-payment charge, or to sign a contract with a term of one year or longer, the utility must provide the customer with information about on-site renewable energy and distributed-generation (DG) technology alternatives. The information must be provided to the customer at the time of the CIAC estimate or pre-payment. This information must comply with guidelines established by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT), and must be provided to the customer at the time the estimate of the CIAC or pre-payment is given to the customer. If a CIAC or pre-payment is not required, then the information must be given to the customer before a contract is signed. The information is intended to educate the customer on available alternative options.
|Contact Name||Information - OPUC|
|Department||Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel|
|Address||1701 North Congress Avenue|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| PUCT Substantive Rules § 25.22(7)
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.