The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has proposed rules for the Community Solar Gardens program. The rules are open to comment until the public hearing on March 18. Some highlights:
- No subscriber may account for more than forty percent of the output of the solar garden.
- Subscriber organizations are required to maintain a waiting list of potential subscribers, and transfer fees are limited to one percent.
- Commercial and industrial customers receive a proportional credit for demand charges.
- Subscribers have the option to keep the Renewable Energy Credits from their share of the Solar Garden.
- Utilities must maintain a reservation queue for solar gardens under their standard offer programs, and can charge up to $100 per kilowatt refundable deposit.
- At least five percent of capacity is allocated to subscribers with income below 185% of the poverty line
Link to Community Solar Gardens Proposed Rules
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