In re Application of Hespos, 012021 VTPSBD, 20-3422-NM

Docket Nº:20-3422-NM
Opinion Judge:JOAN WHITE, HEARING OFFICER
Party Name:Application of Michael Hespos for a certificate of public good for a 34.2 kW wind electric power system in Readsboro, Vermont
Attorney:*Matt Chapman, General Counsel Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (for Vermont Agency of Natural Resources) *James Porter, Director of Public Advocacy Vermont Department of Public Service (for Vermont Department of Public Service)
Case Date:January 20, 2021

Application of Michael Hespos for a certificate of public good for a 34.2 kW wind electric power system in Readsboro, Vermont

No. 20-3422-NM

State of Vermont, Public Service Board

January 20, 2021

*Matt Chapman, General Counsel Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (for Vermont Agency of Natural Resources)

*James Porter, Director of Public Advocacy Vermont Department of Public Service (for Vermont Department of Public Service)

PROCEDURAL ORDER DIRECTING APPLICANT TO FILE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

JOAN WHITE, HEARING OFFICER

This order concerns the application of Michael Hespos ("Applicant"), for a certificate of public good ("CPG"). In this order, I direct the Applicant to file five additional pieces of information, described in more detail below, on or before February 3, 2021.

On November 10, 2020, the Applicant filed a net-metering application for the construction and operation of a 34.2 kW wind electric power system to be located in Readsboro, Vermont (the "Project").

On November 13, 2020, the Vermont Public Utility Commission ("Commission") issued a memoradum notifying the Applicant that the application was administratively complete.

On November 17, 2020, the Applicant filed a revised application form.

The deadline to file comments or requests for intervention was December 14, 2020. The Commission did not receive any comments or requests to intervene.

Environmental Attributes and Participation in the Standard Offer Program

Section 8007 of Title 30 makes applicable the same application form, rules, and procedures that the Commission applies to net metering systems of 150 kilowatts (kW) or less to renewable energy facilities with a capacity of 150 kW or less. The Project qualifies to be processed by the Commission pursuant to Section 8007. The Applicant's revised application form indicated that the Project is intended to be a group net-metering system and that the Applicant intends to transfer the Project's environmental attributes to the interconnecting utility, Green Mountain Power.[1]

In 2019, this Project was awarded a standard-offer contract pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 8005a.2 The standard-offer contract indicates that all electricity and other products related to electric generation (e.g., environmental attributes) created by the Project shall be transferred to the Standard Offer Facilitator.3 Projects may not participate in both the Net-Metering Program and the Standard Offer Program.

It is my understanding that the application for this Project was submitted as a net-metering application (suffix -NM in the Commission's electronic filing system ePUC), although the Applicant intended to submit it as a small renewables application (suffix -SMR in ePUC).

To clarify this matter for the record, and to ensure that the interconnecting utility is aware that this Project does not qualify to receive net-metered bill...

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