West Virginia will rely on the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) from PJM Environmental Information Services Inc. (PJM EIS) to achieve the objectives of its new renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
The West Virginia Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act requires that by 2025 at least 25% of the electricity supplied by in-state investor-owned electric utilities and retail suppliers serving more than 30,000 customers must come from eligible alternative and renewable electric resources.
By law, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia is to establish a system of tradable credits to verify and monitor generation of electricity from alternative and renewable resources. The credits can be used to meet the portfolio requirements.
The PSC designated PJM EIS' GATS to provide the required tracking registry services for each megawatt-hour of electricity. PJM EIS provides environmental and emission attributes tracking services in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
PJM EIS and the PSC will announce future training sessions about the program.