The Maryland Public Service Commission has adopted regulations for a community energy pilot program in Maryland. Customers can participate in the pilot program by purchasing a subscription to a portion of the energy generated by a Community Solar Energy Generating System (known as “CSEGS”) from a Subscriber Organization. Once the subscription is purchased and the CSEGS is producing electricity, the customer will receive a credit on their BGE bill (will appear on the BGE bill as a “Community Solar Adjustment”) for their subscribed share of the CSEGS energy production.
BGE will continue to provide information on this Pilot Program so continue to check for further updates.
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A Subscriber Organization wanting to build a CSEGS to participate in the pilot program must be approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (MD PSC) and receive a Subscriber Organization identification number. Visit the MD PSC website for more information on this process.
BGE will begin accepting CSEGS Interconnection Applications for the first year of the pilot program at 12:00 pm EDT on June 21, 2017. Interconnection Applications received before that time will not be accepted. Interconnection Applications will be accepted under the existing BGE Interconnection Application process and in accordance with COMAR 20.50.09.
BGE will begin accepting CSEGS Pilot Program applications from MD PSC Approved Subscriber Organizations for the first year of the pilot program at 12:00 pm EDT on June 28, 2017. Pilot Program applications submitted before that time will not be accepted.
Supplemental Instructions for Interconnection Application For Community Solar Projects (PDF)
BGE Community Energy Pilot Program (Rider 32) (PDF)
The following table sets forth the annual capacity limits under the pilot program for BGE. Once BGE begins accepting pilot program applications starting June 28th, 2017, 12:00pm, daily updates to the status of the queue and remaining pilot program capacity will be available here.
Capacity Chart (PDF)
Pilot Program Application List (PDF)
Community Solar Providers can register as a Subscriber Organization
Note: CSEGS Web Portal Registration is for Subscriber Organizations Only.