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North Dakota Renewable and Recycled Energy Objective

Date Last Updated11/20/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeNorth Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC)
Policy Initiation Date3/23/2007
Policy SummaryNorth Dakota's voluntary renewable energy objective includes CHP as an eligible resource. Under the objective 10% of all retail electricity sold in the state must be obtained from renewable energy and recycled energy by 2015. The objective's target applies to all types of utilities. Municipal and electric cooperatives that receive wholesale electricity through a municipal power agency or generation and transmission cooperative can aggregate their renewable and recycled energy to meet the objective. The objective is voluntary; there is no penalty for failing to comply.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsRenewably-fueled CHP systems and waste heat-to-power systems (called recycled energy) qualify under the objective. The term "recycled energy system" is defined as "recycled energy systems producing electricity from currently unused waste heat resulting from combustion or other processes into electricity and which do not use an additional combustion process." The term does not include any system whose primary purpose is the generation of electricity unless the generation system consumes wellhead gas that would otherwise be flared, vented or wasted. Systems must have been installed on or after August 1, 2007.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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