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Draft Hydropower Efficiency Protocol Guidance

The department published rules to define hydroelectric upgrades in March 2011. (OAR 330-160-0050 Hydroelectric Facility Upgrades)

In addition, the department has approved hydroelectric efficiency generators in WREGIS and has uploaded substantial stranded electricity associated with hydropower efficiency into WREGIS.

In response to stakeholder requests, the department worked with a suite of government partners to publish draft guidance and a draft efficiency upgrade supplement on how to account for hydropower efficiency.

The department accepted comments on this guidance through April 16, 2012, and held a program meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the department. (Agenda)  The department published a final efficiency upgrade supplement in May 2012.


Selected References

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit: Instructions for Requesting Certification of Incremental Hydropower Production

NYSERDA’s New York State Renewable Portfolio Standard Provision Certification Form - Hydropower

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, Docket UE-110523 Incremental Hydro Electricity Calculation Methodologies, Final 1 31 2012.

WREGIS Incremental Resource Process and Intake Form (Example)