Orcas Power & Light - Production Incentive (Washington)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Orcas Power and Light - Production Incentive|
|Incentive Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Small Hydroelectric, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| 1.50/kWh for first year production
|Start Date|| 1997
|Maximum Incentive|| 4,500 one-time incentive
|Terms||One time only production incentive for non-firm power; facilities must be sized under 100 kW-AC|
|Program Administrator||Orcas Power and Light Cooperative|
NOTE: This program is currently being revised and will be changed in January 2011.
Orcas Power and Light (OPALCO), an electric cooperative serving Washington’s San Juan Islands, provides a production-based incentive for residential and commercial members who generate energy from wind and micro-hydroelectric sources. To receive an incentive, members must sign an Agreement for Interconnection granting OPALCO rights to the system’s Green Tags (renewable energy certificates).
For wind and micro-hydroelectric systems, the member receives $1.50 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for half of the estimated first-year production. At the end of the year, a "true up" is paid based on the actual generation as determined by an OPALCO meter minus the initial estimate. The total incentive may not exceed $4,500. For 2010, the overall renewable energy program budget is $25,000.
Orcas Power and Light also offers a rebate for solar photovoltaic systems.
|Contact Name||Anne Bertino|
|Department||Orcas Power and Light Cooperative|
|Address||183 Mount Baker Road|
|Phone 2||(360) 376-3500|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.