Solar Renewable Portfolio Standard Documents (RPS)

MD Public Service Commission Solar Certification Quarterly Update Newsletter: Edition 1 – Volume 1 (August 8, 2016)

Solar Water Heating Certification Process

Photovoltaic Solar Certification Process

  • Effective July 11, 2011, the Maryland Public Service Commission will be receiving Applications for Certification of Tier 1, Level 1 and Level 2 Solar Renewable Energy Facilities for the Maryland RPS Program through an online “Solar PV Portal.” Paper copies will not be accepted. Click here to enter the Portal to register and/or to submit applications.

Solar PV Application Instructions

  • Go To http://www.psc.state.md.us/
  • Click Online Services
  • Click PV Solar Certification (follow prompts until you see the welcome page)
  • Log on to the Portal using the registered email address and password

Select the type of Commission filing

  • Initial Solar
  • Proposed Change – Growth
  • Proposed Change – Other (Name Change)
  • Decertify
  • Update Pending Application

Upload Requirements

(NOTE: X numbers’s ((X12345)) are for application tracking purposes; MD numbers (((MD-XXXX-SUN-01))) are received upon final approval and will correspond with the facility for the life of the system.)

Initial Application

  • COMPLETE online application
  • Interconnection Agreement Certificate of Completion (signed and dated by both the customer and utility customer)
  • Certificate of Good Standing (if the system owner is a company)

Proposed Change/Growth Application (Cite the initial MD certificate number found on the letter order received via email upon application approval. Ex. MD-XXXX-SUN-01)

  • Copy of initial application
  • Letter Order
  • Brief letter of explanation describing changes being made
  • IA COC (interconnection agreement certificate of completion)
  • Certificate of Good Standing (if the system owner is a company)
  • COMPLETE online application which displays amendments being made to the certificate. (corrections must match documentation being provided in the filing)

Decertification Application (Cite the initial MD certificate number found on the letter order received via email upon application approval. Ex. MD-XXXX-SUN-01)

  • COMPLETE online application
  • Interconnection Agreement Certificate of Completion (signed and dated by both the customer and utility customer)
  • Brief letter of explanation

Update Pending Application (Reference the X number given upon submission)

  • Refer to the rejection notice received via email for required updates to the application.

PLEASE NOTE:

The REVIEWING APPLICATIONS section of the welcome page is designed to enable users to search for applications/status’/view historical documents by using the X number assigned to each application.