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Green Power Planet #30
September 23, 2010

Summary of New Green-e Energy Rules for RGGI States

State

New Date

Renewable Resources Eligibility

Generator Location Eligibility

Where In-State Generation Can Be Sold

Other Rules and Restrictions

Connecticut

Green-e Energy National Standard

No ocean resources

Green-e Energy National Standard

RGGI states other than DE

 

Delaware

 

 

 

 

Ineligible

Maine

Sept. 1, 2005

100 MW and under only; no ocean resources

Green-e Energy National Standard

RGGI states other than DE

Tracking Systems must be used where available in ME

Maryland

Green-e Energy National Standard

No ocean resources

a) in PJM region or adjacent state
b) region adjacent to PJM with elec. import

RGGI states other than DE

Tier II resources must be online BEFORE 1/1/2004; some rules may not be finalized

Massachusetts

Dec. 31, 1997; no pre-1997 vintage waivers

Hydro over 25 MW ineligible; wood must be waste wood; behind-the-meter restrictions; no ocean resources

The electricity generated with RECs must be imported into ISO-NE with the RECs

RGGI states other than DE

 

New Hampshire

Green-e Energy National Standard

No ocean resources; some biomass restrictions

Green-e Energy National Standard

RGGI states other than DE

Some rules may not be finalized; see NH state rules

New Jersey

Green-e Energy National Standard

No ocean resources

Green-e Energy National Standard

RGGI states other than DE

 

New York

Jan. 1, 2003

Run-of-the-river hydro over 5 MW must be LIHI certified; no ocean resources

Green-e Energy National Standard

RGGI states other than DE

 

Rhode Island

Green-e Energy National Standard

No ocean resources

Green-e Energy National Standard

RGGI states other than DE

 

Vermont

Dec. 31, 2004

No Hydro over 200MW; no solid waste other than ag or forestry waste

Green-e Energy National Standard

RGGI states other than DE

VT also accepts CT Class I and MA qualifying units: see those state’s rules