Gives the energy and environmental protection officer the power to obtain proposals from renewable energy sources and, if it is determined that they are in the best interests of the energy, select proposals to fill up to 4% of the state`s burden allocation. The delegate may also order electricity suppliers to participate in power purchase contracts for energy, capacity and environmental attributes for less than 20 years. These agreements must be approved by the utility regulator and the costs incurred by distributors can be recovered by electric tariffs for the distributor`s customers. Electricity suppliers are not required to enter into contracts under the Renewable Energy Growth Program to purchase electricity for the acquisition of public renewable energy resource needs. It is the responsibility of municipal services to more than 500,000 customers in the state to enter into contracts to purchase electricity for the purchase of capacity and energy from resource recovery facilities that burn qualified landfill gas and scrap tires. This status does not apply after 120 megawatts of power have been contractually engaged in a supply area or more than 30 megawatts of scrap fuel capacity have been committed to the state and are in commercial operation. Me. Comp. Laws Ann. 460.6s Gives the Commissioner the authority to obtain verifiable hydropower proposals. The delegate can choose proposals to cover up to 5 per cent of the charge distributed by state electricity distributors. The delegate may order electricity suppliers to enter into power purchase contracts for energy, capacity and the environment. If the supplier has an RPS plan adopted by the Commission, all costs incurred by the supplier for the purchase of excess electricity and renewable energy allowances can be recovered by its standard rate adjustment clause for the renewable energy portfolio.

If this is not the case, all costs can be restarted through the supplier`s fuel adjustment clause. Suppliers are required to take PPAs until the nominal production capacity operated by customer generators reaches 1% of Virginia`s adjusted peak load forecast for each electrical distributor for the previous year. Allows an energy supplier to recover all costs arising from an approved electricity supply contract. The collection is carried out by the customers of the supply company by one or more adjustable supplements set by the Stadtwerke Commission. When electricity suppliers or distributors fail to meet government renewable portfolio standards and trigger “alternative compliance payments,” it can be assumed that there is a lack of supply of Class I renewable energy sources for electricity suppliers and distributors.