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RI Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form

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21 Jan 2008 When completing this Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form and any applicable Appendices, please refer to the State of Rhode Island

     GIS Certification #: RIPUC Use Only Date Application Received: __ __ / __ __ / __ __ Date Review Completed: __ __ / __ __ / __ __ ____________________ __ Date Commission Action: __ __ / __ __ / __

     Date Commission Approved: __ __ / __ __ / __ __

    RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES ELIGIBILITY FORM

    The Standard Application Form

    Required of all Applicants for Certification of Eligibility of Renewable Energy Resource

    (Version 6 January 21, 2008)

    STATE OF RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

    Pursuant to the Renewable Energy Act

    Section 39-26-1 et. seq. of the General Laws of Rhode Island

NOTICE:

    When completing this Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form and any applicable Appendices, please refer to the

    State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Public Utilities Commission Rules and Regulations Governing the

    Implementation of a Renewable Energy Standard (RES Regulations, Effective Date: January 1, 2006), and the associated

    RES Certification Filing Methodology Guide. All applicable regulations, procedures and guidelines are available on the Commission’s web site: www.ripuc.org/utilityinfo/res.html. Also, all filings must be in conformance with the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, in particular, Rule 1.5, or its successor regulation, entitled “Formal

    Requirements as to Filings."

     Please complete the Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form and Appendices using a typewriter or black ink.

     Please submit one original and three copies of the completed Application Form, applicable Appendices and all

    supporting documentation to the Commission at the following address:

    Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission

    89 Jefferson Blvd

    Warwick, RI 02888

    Attn: Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility In addition to the paper copies, electronic/email submittals are required under Commission regulations. Such electronic

    submittals should be sent to: Luly E. Massaro, Commission Clerk at lmassaro@puc.state.ri.us

? In addition to filing with the Commission, Applicants are required to send, electronically or electronically and in paper

    format, a copy of the completed Application including all attachments and supporting documentation, to the Division of

    Public Utilities and Carriers and to all interested parties. A list of interested parties can be obtained from the

    Commission’s website at www.ripuc.org/utilityinfo/res.html.

    ? Keep a copy of the completed Application for your records.

? The Commission will notify the Authorized Representative if the Application is incomplete.

     Pursuant to Section 6.0 of the RES Regulations, the Commission shall provide a thirty (30) day period for public

    comment following posting of any administratively complete Application.

     Please note that all information submitted on or attached to the Application is considered to be a public record unless

    the Commission agrees to deem some portion of the application confidential after consideration under section 1.2(g) of the

    Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure.

? In accordance with Section 6.2 of the RES Regulations, the Commission will provide prospective reviews for Applicants

    seeking a preliminary determination as to whether a facility would be eligible prior to the formal certification process described in Section 6.1 of the RES Regulations. Please note that space is provided on the Form for applicant to designate

    the type of review being requested.

     Questions related to this Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form should be submitted in writing, preferably via

    email and directed to: Luly E. Massaro, Commission Clerk at RES@puc.state.ri.us Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 1

SECTION I: Identification Information

1.1 Name of Generation Unit (sufficient for full and unique identification):

    ___________________________________________________________________________

1.2 Type of Certification being requested (check one):

    ? Standard Certification ? Prospective Certification (Declaratory Judgment)

1.3 This Application includes: (Check all that apply)1

    ? APPENDIX A: Authorized Representative Certification for Individual Owner or

    Operator

    ? APPENDIX B: Authorized Representative Certification for Non-Corporate

    Entities Other Than Individuals

    ? APPENDIX C: Existing Renewable Energy Resources

    ? APPENDIX D: Special Provisions for Aggregators of Customer-sited or Off-grid

    Generation Facilities

    ? APPENDIX E: Special Provisions for a Generation Unit Located in a Control Area

    Adjacent to NEPOOL

    ? APPENDIX F: Fuel Source Plan for Eligible Biomass Fuels

    1.4 Primary Contact Person name and title: ________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

    1.5 Primary Contact Person address and contact information:

     Address: ________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

     Phone: ___________________________ Fax: _________________________

     Email: _________________________________________________________________

    1.6 Backup Contact Person name and title: ________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

    1.7 Backup Contact Person address and contact information:

     Address: ________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

     ________________________________________________________________________

     Phone: ___________________________ Fax: _________________________

     Email: _________________________________________________________________

     1 Please note that all Applicants are required to complete the Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Standard

    Application Form and all of the Appendices that apply to the Generation Unit or Owner or Operator that is the

    subject of this Form. Please omit Appendices that do not apply.

    Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 2

1.8 Name and Title of Authorized Representative (i.e., the individual responsible for

    certifying the accuracy of all information contained in this form and associated

    appendices, and whose signature will appear on the application):

    ________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Appendix A or B (as appropriate) completed and attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

1.9 Authorized Representative address and contact information:

     Address: ________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     Phone: ___________________________ Fax: _________________________

     Email: _________________________________________________________________

    1.10 Owner name and title: _____________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

1.11 Owner address and contact information:

     Address: ________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     Phone: ___________________________ Fax: _________________________

     Email: _________________________________________________________________

1.12 Owner business organization type (check one):

    ? Individual

    ? Partnership

    ? Corporation

    ? Other: ______________________________________________________________

1.13 Operator name and title: __________________________________________________

1.14 Operator address and contact information:

     Address: ________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     Phone: ___________________________ Fax: _________________________

     Email: _________________________________________________________________

1.15 Operator business organization type (check one):

    ? Individual

    ? Partnership

    ? Corporation

    ? Other: ______________________________________________________________

Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 3

SECTION II: Generation Unit Information, Fuels, Energy Resources and Technologies

2.1 ISO-NE Generation Unit Asset Identification Number or NEPOOL GIS Identification

    Number (either or both as applicable): ______________________________________

2.2 Generation Unit Nameplate Capacity: ______________ MW

2.3 Maximum Demonstrated Capacity: ________ MW

2.4 Please indicate which of the following Eligible Renewable Energy Resources are used by

    the Generation Unit: (Check ALL that apply) per RES Regulations Section 5.0

    ? Direct solar radiation

    ? The wind

    ? Movement of or the latent heat of the ocean

    ? The heat of the earth

    ? Small hydro facilities

    ? Biomass facilities using Eligible Biomass Fuels and maintaining compliance with all

    aspects of current air permits; Eligible Biomass Fuels may be co-fired with fossil

    fuels, provided that only the renewable energy fraction of production from multi-fuel

    facilities shall be considered eligible.

    ? Biomass facilities using unlisted biomass fuel

    ? Biomass facilities, multi-fueled or using fossil fuel co-firing

    ? Fuel cells using a renewable resource referenced in this section

2.5 If the box checked in Section 2.4 above is “Small hydro facilities”, please certify that the

    facility’s aggregate capacity does not exceed 30 MW. per RES Regulations Section

    3.31

     ? ? check this box to certify that the above statement is true

     ? N/A or other (please explain) ______________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________

2.6 If the box checked in Section 2.4 above is “Small hydro facilities”, please certify that the

    facility does not involve any new impoundment or diversion of water with an average

    salinity of twenty (20) parts per thousand or less. per RES Regulations Section 3.31

     ? ? check this box to certify that the above statement is true

     ? N/A or other (please explain) ______________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________

2.7 If you checked one of the Biomass facilities boxes in Section 2.1 above, please respond

    to the following:

    A. Please specify the fuel or fuels used or to be used in the Unit: _______________

    ________________________________________________________________________

    B. Please complete and attach Appendix F, Eligible Biomass Fuel Source Plan.

     Appendix F completed and attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

    Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 4

2.8 Has the Generation Unit been certified as a Renewable Energy Resource for eligibility in

    another state’s renewable portfolio standard?

    ? Yes ? No If yes, please attach a copy of that state’s certifying order.

    Copy of State’s certifying order attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

SECTION III: Commercial Operation Date

Please provide documentation to support all claims and responses to the following questions:

3.1 Date Generation Unit first entered Commercial Operation: __ __ / __ __ / __ __ at the site.

3.2 Is there an Existing Renewable Energy Resource located at the site of Generation Unit?

    ? Yes

    ? No

3.3 If the date entered in response to question 3.1 is earlier than December 31, 1997 or if you

    checked “Yes” in response to question 3.2 above, please complete Appendix C.

    Appendix C completed and attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

3.4 Was all or any part of the Generation Unit used on or before December 31, 1997 to

    generate electricity at any other site?

    ? Yes

    ? No

3.5 If you checked “Yes” to question 3.4 above, please specify the power production

    equipment used and the address where such power production equipment produced

    electricity (attach more detail if the space provided is not sufficient):

    ________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________

SECTION IV: Metering

4.1 Please indicate how the Generation Unit’s electrical energy output is verified (check all

    that apply):

    ? ISO-NE Market Settlement System

    ? Self-reported to the NEPOOL GIS Administrator

    ? Other (please specify below and see Appendix D: Eligibility for Aggregations):

    _____________________________________________________________________

     Appendix D completed and attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

    Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 5

SECTION V: Location

5.1 Please check one of the following that apply to the Generation Unit:

    ? Grid Connected Generation

    ? Off-Grid Generation (not connected to a utility transmission or distribution system)

    ? Customer Sited Generation (interconnected on the end-use customer side of the retail

    electricity meter in such a manner that it displaces all or part of the metered

    consumption of the end-use customer)

5.2 Generation Unit address: __________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

5.3 Please provide the Generation Unit’s geographic location information:

    A. Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinates: ________________________

    B. Longitude/Latitude: ___________ /____________

5.4 The Generation Unit located: (please check the appropriate box)

    ? In the NEPOOL control area

    ? In a control area adjacent to the NEPOOL control area

    ? In a control area other than NEPOOL which is not adjacent to the NEPOOL control

    area ? If you checked this box, then the generator does not qualify for the RI RES

    therefore, please do not complete/submit this form.

5.5 If you checked “In a control area adjacent to the NEPOOL control area” in Section 5.4

    above, please complete Appendix E.

     Appendix E completed and attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

    Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 6

SECTION VI: Certification

6.1 Please attach documentation, using one of the applicable forms below, demonstrating the

     authority of the Authorized Representative indicated in Section 1.8 to certify and submit

     this Application.

     Corporations

     If the Owner or Operator is a corporation, the Authorized Representative

     shall provide either:

    (a) Evidence of a board of directors vote granting authority to the Authorized

    Representative to execute the Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form, or

    (b) A certification from the Corporate Clerk or Secretary of the Corporation that the

    Authorized Representative is authorized to execute the Renewable Energy Resources

    Eligibility Form or is otherwise authorized to legally bind the corporation in like

    matters.

     Evidence of Board Vote provided? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

     Corporate Certification provided? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

     Individuals

     If the Owner or Operator is an individual, that individual shall complete and

     attach APPENDIX A, or a similar form of certification from the Owner or

     Operator, duly notarized, that certifies that the Authorized Representative has

     authority to execute the Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form.

     Appendix A completed and attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

     Non-Corporate Entities

    (Proprietorships, Partnerships, Cooperatives, etc.) If the Owner or Operator is not an

    individual or a corporation, it shall complete and attach APPENDIX B or execute a

    resolution indicating that the Authorized Representative named in Section 1.8 has

    authority to execute the Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form or to otherwise

    legally bind the non-corporate entity in like matters.

     Appendix B completed and attached? ? Yes ? No ? N/A

    Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 7

6.2 Authorized Representative Certification and Signature:

    I hereby certify, under pains and penalties of perjury, that I have personally examined and am familiar with the information submitted herein and based upon my inquiry of those individuals immediately responsible for obtaining the information, I believe that the information is true, accurate and complete. I am aware that there are significant penalties, both civil and criminal, for submitting false information, including possible fines and punishment. My signature below certifies all information submitted on this Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form. The Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form includes the Standard Application Form and all required Appendices and attachments. I acknowledge that the Generation Unit is obligated to and will notify the Commission promptly in the event of a change in a generator’s eligibility status (including, without limitation, the status of the air permits) and that when and if, in the Commission’s opinion, after due consideration, there is a material change in the characteristics of a Generation Unit or its fuel stream that could alter its eligibility, such Generation Unit must be re-certified in accordance with Section 9.0 of the RES Regulations. I further acknowledge that the Generation Unit is obligated to and will file such quarterly or other reports as required by the Regulations and the Commission in its certification order. I understand that the Generation Unit will be immediately de-certified if it fails to file such reports.

Signature of Authorized Representative:

     SIGNATURE: DATE:

     ______________________________________________ ___________________

     ______________________________________________

     (Title)

Standard Application Form for RI-RES Certification (Version 6 1/21/08) Page 8

     GIS Certification #:

    __ __ __ __

    APPENDIX A

    (Required When Owner or Operator is An Individual)

    STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

    PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISION

    RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES ELIGIBILITY FORM

    Pursuant to the Renewable Energy Act

    Section 39-26-1 et. seq. of the General Laws of Rhode Island

I, _____________________________________, as Owner or Operator of the Generation Unit

    named in Section 1.1 of the attached Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form, under the

    pains and penalties of perjury, hereby certify that _____________________________________,

    named in Section 1.8 of the attached Application, is authorized to execute this Renewable

    Energy Resource Eligibility Form.

     SIGNATURE: DATE:

     ______________________________________________ ___________________

     ______________________________________________

     (Title)

State: _________________

County: _______________

(TO BE COMPLETED BY NOTARY) I, ____________________________________ as a

    notary public, certify that I witnessed the signature of the above named ____________________,

    and said individual verified his/her identity to me on this date: __________________________.

     SIGNATURE:

     ______________________________________________

     My commission expires on: _______________________ NOTARY SEAL:

    GIS Certification #: __ __ __ __

    APPENDIX B

    (Required When Owner or Operator is a Non-Corporate Entity

    Other Than An Individual)

    STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

    PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISION

    RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES ELIGIBILITY FORM

    Pursuant to the Renewable Energy Act

    Section 39-26-1 et. seq. of the General Laws of Rhode Island

RESOLUTION OF AUTHORIZATION

    Resolved: that ___________________________________________________, named in

    Section 1.8 of the Renewable Energy Resources Eligibility Form as Authorized Representative,

    is authorized to execute the Application on the behalf of _______________________________,

    the Owner or Operator of the Generation Unit named in section 1.1 of the Application.

SIGNATURE: DATE:

    ______________________________________________ ___________________

    ______________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________________

State: ________________

    County: ______________

(TO BE COMPLETED BY NOTARY) I, _______________________________________ as a

    notary public, certify that I witnessed the signature of the above named _________________,

    and that said person stated that he/she is authorized to execute this resolution, and the individual

    verified his/her identity to me, on this date: _______________________.

SIGNATURE: DATE:

    ______________________________________________ ___________________

My commission expires on: ________________ NOTARY SEAL:

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