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52 Pa. Code § 69.3202. Biennial reports.

§ 69.3202. Biennial reports.

 (a)  Jurisdictional electric distribution companies (EDC) and natural gas distribution companies (NGDC) shall file biennially on July 1, beginning in 2018, a report that documents their strategies, programs and other initiatives in support of combined heat and power (CHP) systems. The report format will be established by Commission staff. The report must include:

   (1)  Identification and details of the distribution company’s current and proposed plan or plans to encourage CHP development that include, at a minimum, identification of barriers to development and possible resolutions for consideration by the Commission.

   (2)  Identification and description of CHP systems interconnected with the EDC or NGDC, including:

     (i)   The location, the nameplate capacity (MW) and basic operation of each system.

     (ii)   Payments made to the distribution company associated with the interconnection of the CHP system to the distribution company’s system.

     (iii)   An estimated projected annual energy and cost savings and the simple payback period, in years, that customers may experience over the projected life of the CHP system, if known.

     (iv)   Any distribution system reliability benefits to the distribution company and its customers as a result of the installation of the CHP unit. The description should include specific benefits to critical customers, including Federal, State and local government facilities, educational institutions, hospitals, nursing homes, and retail and wholesale suppliers of food, wastewater facilities and water distributors.

     (v)   All currently interconnected CHP systems should be included in the initial report. In subsequent reports, the companies should identify CHP systems that were interconnected to or disconnected, if known, from the distribution company’s system since the previous report.

   (3)  A description of CHP projects that are scheduled to interconnect to the distribution company’s system or are under preliminary interconnection planning discussion for future interconnection.

   (4)  A discussion of challenges for CHP development that occurred during the time period covered by the report and any recommendations that might improve or hasten the development of CHP systems.

   (5)  A description of efforts taken by the distribution company to obtain the information for the report.

 (b)  In addition to the requirements in subsection (a), each EDC shall report:

   (1)  Its communications strategy relevant to CHP system development.

   (2)  Its interconnection terms and conditions, including:

     (i)   CHP specific interconnection fees.

     (ii)   Efforts to streamline procedures, including well-defined application processing timelines and simple decision trees which are based on the characteristics of the project and for which interconnection procedures apply.

     (iii)   Efforts to standardize technical requirements.

     (iv)   Efforts to standardize and simplify application forms and contracts.

     (v)   Efforts to simplify and develop a defined process to address disputes.

     (vi)   Efforts to facilitate the ability for larger CHP systems and those not captured under the net metering regulations to meet applicable interconnection standards.

     (vii)   Changes to previously reported interconnection terms and conditions.

   (3)  Actual electric generation delivered to all customers with CHP by the EDC on an hourly basis for the 24-month period before and after the CHP system became operational. If hourly usage data is not available, only monthly usage information is required to be reported.

   (4)  Any rates to customer accounts with CHP systems including standby, backup service, scheduled maintenance service and supplemental service rates. The discussion must address the circumstances under which the rates apply and the level of each rate element.

   (5)  As to each tariffed rate identified in paragraph (4), discuss:

     (i)   The methodology used to design each customer, demand and energy rate element.

     (ii)   Whether the rates reflect cost differentials for daily and seasonal fluctuations in usage.

     (iii)   Whether the rates encourage the scheduling of maintenance at nonpeak times.

 (c)  In addition to the requirements in subsection (a), each NGDC shall report:

   (1)  How it encourages industrial, commercial and institutional CHP projects, including its communications strategy relevant to CHP system development.

   (2)  Any separate rates it has for customer accounts with CHP systems.

   (3)  Actual natural gas delivered to all customers with CHP by the NGDC on a monthly basis for the 24-month period before and after the CHP system became operational.

   (4)  Any NGDC capital costs incurred and not recovered from the customer account with CHP and estimated incremental annual revenues associated with the interconnection of the CHP system.


   The provisions of this §  69.3202 adopted June 8, 2018, effective June 9, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 3412.

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