How do I apply for certification as a non-residential Geothermal Renewable Energy Facility?

Complete the geothermal REC application for non-residential systems on the PSC website (download). Detailed instructions for registering your geothermal heating and cooling system will be located on the first tab of the geothermal application. Submit the completed application, signed affidavit of completeness and accuracy and other required documentation to

What is the deadline for submitting non-residential applications?

A deadline for submitting non-residential applications for each calendar year is Dec 31. If a system wishes to receive credit for energy saving in a particular year, it must submit a complete application by the deadline for that calendar year. If the applicant misses a deadline, the system will deem ineligible for credits. No back dated credits will be issued. The applicant will have to re-apply the following year.

What is the next step after submitting the application?

PSC Staff will review the information for the geothermal facility. If, due to the complexity of the installation the calculator cannot be used or if the data is determined to be inaccurate or incomplete, an engineering study may be required. All engineering studies accepted must be approved and stamped by a Maryland licensed professional engineer. Approved applicants will be awarded the RECs and issued a Maryland renewable energy facility certification number. Upon certification the applicant must establish a REC account with PJM GATS within 30 days.

What is PJM GATS?

PJM GATS means the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS). A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is created for every megawatt-hour of electricity generated. GATS enables resource owners to convert power into tradable RECs.



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