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Sustainable Natural Alternative Power (SNAP) Program

dCHPP Glossary (PDF) (2 pp, 53K)

Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeProduction Incentive
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeGolden Valley Electric Association
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/2006
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThe value of the incentive payment is based on the amount (kWh) of renewable electricity generated by each producer, and the amount paid by each participating utility to its renewable energy producers is dependent on the number of customers participating in GVEA's green pricing program.
Eligible RecipientProperty Owner
Eligible FuelBiogas; Woody Biomass; Landfill Gas; Other
Eligible Project Size (MW)0.025 MW or less
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
UtilityGolden Valley Electric
Application Form(s)SNAP Producers Application (PDF) (4 pp, 55.5K)
Other Incentive DetailsProducers are responsible for the total cost of connecting their generator to Golden Valley Electric's distribution system. Applicable fees may include:
  • An inspection/connection fee of $100 (includes the cost of verifying interconnection requirements, accessing the grid and installing a meter).
  • A one-time records fee of $10 (per meter and account).
  • A monthly meter fee of $3.65 (deducted from the annual production payment).
  • Extension fees, if necessary, depending on the distance to the nearest GVEA facilities.
The program runs from April 1 to March 31st of every year.
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