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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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NIPSCO - Feed-In Tariff   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/12/2014
Program Overview:
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Performance-Based Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Amount:Wind 100kW or less: $0.17/kWh
Wind 100kW-2MW: $0.10/kWh
Solar 10kW or less: $0.30/kWh
Solar 10kW-2MW: $0.26/kWh
Biomass 5MW or less: $0.106/kWh
New Hydroelectric 1MW or less: $0.12/kWh
Non-biomass facilities greater than 2 MW are subject to a formula rate
Maximum Incentive:Rates may not exceed the published tariff rate
Terms:Contract length shall not exceed 15 years
Purchase rate for energy shall be subject to an escalator of 2% per year
Eligible System Size:5 kW-5 MW
Facilities less than 5 kW may qualify at NIPSCO's discretion
Equipment Requirements:Hydroelectric facilities must be new
Biomass must be operated with a sustainable resource
Installation Requirements:All facilities must meet NIPSCO's interconnection standards and agreement
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:NIPSCO maintains the renewable energy credit
Start Date:07/13/2011
Expiration Date:12/31/2013
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Date Effective:
Experimental Rate 665, Revised Sheet No. 104

NIPSCO is offering a feed-in tariff program for customers who generate electricity from solar, wind, biomass, or new hydroelectric facilities. All NIPSCO electric customers in good standing are eligible for the program. Facilities must be between 5 kilowatts (kW) and 5 megawatts (MW), must be insured, and must meet interconnection standards. Hydroelectric facilities are limited to 1 MW, and only new hydrofacilities are eligible. Payments are made to the customer on a monthly basis. Applications are available on the web site, as well as engineering standards and tariff information.

The total capacity available under the feed-in tariff is limited to 30 MW. No single technology can exceed 15 MW. 700 kW is allocated for solar projects of less than 10 kW capacity, and 300 kW is allocated for wind projects of less than 10 kW in capacity. One customer (including its affiliates) may not exceed more than 5 MW. A customer may elect to use up to 1 MW of its production for on-site use.

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