jueves, 18 de mayo 2017
In compliance with the dispositions of Act 57-2014, as amended, the Puerto Rico Energy Transformation and RELIEF Act, Act 4-2016, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Revitalization Act; the Final Resolution and Order of March 8, 2017, March 10 and 11, 2017 orders from the Puerto Rico Energy Commission (Commission), the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Authority) announces March 10, 2017 as the “cut-o-” date for Grandfathering eligibility under the Net Metering Program, regarding the charges under the new rate structure.This shall not be construed as the “cut-o” date for Grandfathering eligibility for the Transition charge, which will depend on the issuance of the Restructuring Bonds.
As per the dispositions Act 4-2016, customers under the Net Metering program at the moment of approval of said Act or that were in the process of evaluation or construction of a renewable energy project that will be interconnected to the Authority’s system, shall have a grace period of twenty (20) years, from the moment of the approval of Act 4-2016, which is defined as Grandfathering. The Grandfathering clause shall also apply to any client that submits a project for evaluation of Interconnection before or by the “cut-o-” date, and complies with all the requirements set forth in Section 29 of Act 4-2016. The Commission Order of May 11, 2017, established May 10, 2017 as the “cut-o-” date for the eligibility of the aforementioned Grandfathering. These dispositions are for purposes of the applicability of the charges under the new rate structure to be approved.
According to the dispositions of Section 29 of Act 4-2016, any customer who applies for interconnection after such date, fails to comply with the requirements set forth in Section 29 of Act 4-2016 (regarding payment of deposit) or increases the capacity of their renewable energy systems in excess of 20% of its original capacity, shall be treated as a Non-Grandfathered Net Metering client for purposes of the application of the charges to be approved for the new rate structure.
As per the Resolution and Order of January 10, 2017, Grandfathered Net Metering clients shall receive as credit, the total resulting from the kWh accepted from the client’s system multiplied by the sum of the following components: Base Rate Energy Charge, the Fuel Clause Adjustment charge, the Purchased Power Adjustment charge, the Subsidies, Public Lighting (Municipal) and other Subventions charge, the Contribution in Lieu of Taxes charge and the Energy Efficiency charge.
The “cut-o-” date for the Grandfathering eligibility for theTransition charge is dependent of the Restructuring Bonds issuance, hence the Commission established through the Final Resolution of March 8, 2017, that the “cut-o-” date for Grandfathering eligibility regarding the charges under the new rate structure will be di-erent from the “cut-o-” date of the Transition Charge Grandfathering eligibility. Click aquí para ver documento Public Notice en formato PDF. Necesita tener "Adobe Acrobat Reader" instalado.