Montana Energy: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Renewable energy portfolio standard: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 69-3-2001 to 69-3-2004
Montana Public Service Commission (PSC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Montana state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard.
• Administration and enforcement. Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) administers and enforces the state's renewable energy portfolio standard.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
MCA 69-3-2001 to 69-3-2004
Montana has passed renewable energy portfolio statutes requiring each electric utility company to ensure that renewable energy resources are used to account for a percentage of retail sales, as follows:
- 2008: 5 percent
- 2009: 5 percent
- 2010: 10 percent
- 2011: 10 percent
- 2012: 10 percent
- 2013: 10 percent
- 2014: 10 percent
- 2015: 15 percent
Eligible renewable resources. An eligible renewable resource is a facility either located within Montana or delivering electricity from another state into Montana that begins commercial operation after January 1, 2005, and that produces electricity from one or more of the following sources:
- Water power, in the case of a hydroelectric project that: —Does not require a new appropriation, diversion, or impoundment of water and that has a nameplate capacity of 10 megawatts or less; or —Is ...
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