Distributed Generation

Helpful Information & Documents

Renewable Energy System Owners

Renewable Energy works at Kittitas PUD with the help of the Washington State Department of Revenues Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Payment Program. Kittitas PUD administers this program on behalf of the DOR annually from July 1st through the following June 30th to qualifying customers in accordance with WAC 458-20-273. This program allows individuals that generate electricity from solar power, wind power or anaerobic digesters to receive a production incentive. Incentives are capped and the program expires June 30, 2020.

Washington State DOR Incentive Cap Update

On July 7, 2017 the Washington State Legislation passed Senate Bill 5939 that promotes a sustainable, local renewable energy industry through modifying renewable energy system tax incentives and providing guidance for renewable energy system component recycling. 
Kittitas PUD is currently reviewing this legislation in order to modify our Distributed Generation program to be in compliance with this legislation.  It is the decision of the District that we will not approve any new systems until this review is complete. 
The District will accept applications for projects to secure a place "line" on a first come first served basis once the Districts review is complete.  All applicants and known installers will be sent an updated applicant packet upon review completion.  Customers can either apply online or the application can be found here and printed out to send in.

Distributed Generation application checklist
Distributed Generation Application
Power Purchase and Interconnection Agreement

Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Annual Incentive Payment Application
A copy of this document can be located electronically here.

Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Certification
A copy of your State approved Certification is required to be submitted with your payment application for new customers. If you have submitted your certification previously we have a copy in your customer file and you do not need to send another copy at this time.
If you would like more information on this program WAC 458-20-273 “Renewable energy system cost recovery” explains in depth the rules and regulations for this program.

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