Another State Considering Accelerated, More Frequent RPS Compliance Deadlines For Retail Suppliers, Citing Cases Of Non-Compliance
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"In order to identify potential cases of non-compliance by Retail Electric Suppliers earlier in each
compliance year and to limit risks of significant non-compliance and related effects," the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources is considering further amendments to 225 C.M.R. 14.00 and 225 C.M.R. 15.00 to
change the current annual compliance cycle for RPS Class I and RPS Class II to a more frequent
To assess the feasibility and implementation of such an action, the Department seeks stakeholder feedback on the following questions:
1. DOER is considering requiring 10% of the annual obligation be settled in each of quarter 1, 2,
and 3, and requiring the remaining 70% of the annual obligation in Quarter 4. Please explain the
positive and negative implications of this weighted approach. If an alternative distribution of
annual obligation across the quarters is preferred, please provide details.
2. What potential RPS and energy market implications on Generation Units, Retail Electric Supplier,
and other market participants should the Department consider in deciding whether to have
more frequent compliance requirements?
3. Will an increase in the frequency of compliance filings create additional costs? Please identify,
explain, and quantify any additional costs that would be passed on to ratepayers.
4. Are there ways in which the DOER could mitigate any identified additional costs of more
frequent compliance for market participants and ratepayers?
5. Identify alternative compliance mechanisms, besides more frequent compliance requirements
that the DOER could implement that would protect against potential impacts of noncompliance?
6. Please provide any additional information that pertains to the frequency of compliance review
that you feel is relevant for the DOER’s consideration