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Historical RPS Obligation Changes

The table below conveys the percentage of annual load that electricity providers are required to purchase in RECs or ACPs from each RPS class. The red numbers indicate changes that have occurred in the percentage obligations outlined in the initial Statute 362-F.  Changes occurred due to the legislative amendments and PUC orders, which are described in detail after the table.

Renewable Portfolio Standard Obligations

Calendar Year

Total RPS Requirement

Class I Non-Thermal*

Class I Thermal

Total Class I

Class II

Class III

Class IV

2008

4.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

3.50%

0.50%

2009

6.00%

0.50%

0.00%

0.50%

0.00%

4.50%

1.00%

2010

7.54%

1.00%

0.00%

1.00%

0.04%

5.50%

1.00%

2011

9.58%

2.00%

0.00%

2.00%

0.08%

6.50%

1.00%

2012

5.55%

3.00%

0.00%

3.00%

0.15%

1.40%

1.00%

2013

5.80%

3.80%

0.00%

3.80%

0.20%

0.50%

1.30%

2014

7.20%

4.60%

0.40%

5.00%

0.30%

0.50%

1.40%

2015

8.30%

5.40%

0.60%

6.00%

0.30%

0.50%

1.50%

2016

8.50%

5.60%

0.60%

6.20%

0.30%

0.50%

1.50%

2017

17.60%

6.80%

1.00%

7.80%

0.30%

8.00%

1.50%

2018

18.70%

7.50%

1.20%

8.70%

0.50%

8.00%

1.50%

2019

19.70%

8.20%

1.40%

9.60%

0.60%

8.00%

1.50%

2020

20.70%

8.90%

1.60%

10.50%

0.70%

8.00%

1.50%

2021

21.60%

9.60%

1.80%

11.40%

0.70%

8.00%

1.50%

2022

22.50%

10.30%

2.00%

12.30%

0.70%

8.00%

1.50%

2023

23.40%

11.00%

2.20%

13.20%

0.70%

8.00%

1.50%

2024

24.30%

11.90%

2.20%

14.10%

0.70%

8.00%

1.50%

2025 and thereafter

25.20%

12.80%

2.20%

15.00%

0.70%

8.00%

1.50%

Obligations highlighted in red indicate the following changes made:

2017
Legislative Changes 2017
SB129 (2017) changed Class I Thermal obligations. It also changed Class II obligations.

Commission Orders 2017
Order No. 25,978 under Docket No. 16-850
January 17, 2017: the Commission changed the 2016 Class I Thermal obligations.

2015
Legislative Changes 2015
No legislative changes to RPS obligations in 2015.

Commission Orders 2015
Order No. 25,844 under Docket No. 15-477
December 2, 2015
The Commission changed the Class III obligations in 2016. 

Order No. 26,768 under Docket No. DE 15-035
March 13, 2015
The Commission changed the Class III obligations in 2014 and 2015.

2014
Legislative Changes 2014
No legislative changes to RPS obligations in 2014.

Commission Orders 2014
Order No. 25,674 under Docket No. DE 14-104
Issued June 3, 2014.
The Commission changed the Class III obligation in 2013.

2013
Legislative Changes 2013
SB148 (2013)/ HB542 (2013) changed the total Class I requirement in 2013, changed the Class I Thermal requirement in 2013-2023, and changed the Class III requirement in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Commission Orders 2013
Order No. 25,484 under Docket No. DE 13-021
Issued April 4, 2013
The Commission changed the Class III obligations in 2012 and 2013 and the Class I and Class I Thermal obligations in 2013.