Overview

On November 30, 2004, Governor Edward Rendell signed Act 213 into law. Generally, Act 213 requires that electric distribution companies and electric generation suppliers include a specific percentage of electricity from alternative resources in the generation that they sell to Pennsylvania customers. The level of alternative energy required gradually increases according to a fifteen year schedule found in Act 213. While Act 213, does not mandate exactly which resources must be utilized and in what quantities, certain minimum thresholds must be met for the use of Tier I, Tier II, and solar photovoltaic resources.

The types of alternative energy sources that qualify under Act 213 are:

Tier 1 - Energy derived from:

  1. Solar photovoltaic energy
  2. Solar thermal
  3. Wind power
  4. Low-impact hydropower
  5. Geothermal energy
  6. Biologically derived methane gas (including landfill gas)
  7. Fuel cells
  8. Biomass energy
  9. Coal mine methane
  10. Black Liquor (PA only)
  11. Large-scale hydropower (certain restrictions apply)

Tier 2 - Energy derived from:

  1. Waste coal
  2. Distributed generation systems
  3. Demand-side management
  4. Large-scale hydropower
  5. Municipal solid waste
  6. Generation of electricity utilizing by-products of the pulping process and wood
  7. Integrated combined coal gasification technology

Electric Distribution Companies and Electric Generation Suppliers can comply with Act 213 by purchasing Alternative Energy Credits (AECs) from qualified alternative energy resource facilities. Each AEC is issued for each megawatt hour (equal to 1000 kilowatt-hours) of generation from a qualified alternative energy system. The table below shows the percentage requirements from the different tiers of resources that are required under Act 213.

AEPS Requirements for Reporting Year

  Percent of Total Electric Sales
Reporting Year Time Period Base Tier I Rqmt Solar PV Rqmt Tier II Rqmt
1 2/28/07 - 5/31/07 1.50% 0.0013% 4.20%
2 6/1/07 - 5/31/08 1.50% 0.0030% 4.20%
3 6/1/08 - 5/31/09 2.00% 0.0063% 4.20%
4 6/1/09 - 5/31/10 2.50% 0.0120% 4.20%
5 6/1/10 - 5/31/11 3.00% 0.0203% 6.20%
6 6/1/11 - 5/31/12 3.50% 0.0325% 6.20%
7 6/1/12 - 5/31/13 4.00% 0.0510% 6.20%
8 6/1/13 - 5/31/14 4.50% 0.0840% 6.20%
9 6/1/14 - 5/31/15 5.00% 0.1440% 6.20%
10 6/1/15 - 5/31/16 5.50% 0.2500% 8.20%
11 6/1/16 - 5/31/17 6.00% 0.2933% 8.20%
12 6/1/17 - 5/31/18 6.50% 0.3400% 8.20%
13 6/1/18 - 5/31/19 7.00% 0.3900% 8.20%
14 6/1/19 - 5/31/20 7.50% 0.4433% 8.20%
15 6/1/20 - 5/31/21 8.00% 0.5000% 10.00%

Quarterly Adjustments



Quarterly Percentage Requirements

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Quarter Report Year Base Req Adj % Solar % Tier 1 % * Tier 2 %
4 2014 4.416 0.084 4.4195815 6.2
3 2014 4.416 0.084 4.4195302 6.2
2 2014 4.416 0.084 4.4192387 6.2
1 2014 4.416 0.084 4.418507 6.2
4 2013 3.949 0.051 3.9528825 6.2
3 2013 3.949 0.051 3.9530431 6.2
2 2013 3.949 0.051 3.9526189 6.2
1 2013 3.949 0.051 3.9521181 6.2
4 2012 3.4675 0.0325 3.4718664 6.2
3 2012 3.4675 0.0325 3.4717722 6.2
2 2012 3.4675 0.0325 3.4716733 6.2
1 2012 3.4675 0.0325 3.4704059 6.2
4 2011 2.9797 0.0203 2.9850724 6.2
3 2011 2.9797 0.0203 2.9844634 6.2
2 2011 2.9797 0.0203 2.9890031 6.2
1 2011 2.9797 0.0203 2.987832 6.2
4 2010 2.488 0.012 2.4998055 4.2
3 2010 2.488 0.012 2.4995429 4.2
2 2010 2.488 0.012 2.5163746 4.2
1 2010 2.488 0.012 2.5119712 4.2

 

* Tier 1 % is the Adjusted Tier 1 % Exclusive of Solar