Renewable Energy Growth Program (2014)

The Renewable Energy Growth Program (REG Program) will support the development of 160 MW of new renewable energy projects in Rhode Island between 2015 and 2019. The REG Program is the successor program to the contract-based 40 MW Distributed Generation Standard Contracts Program (DG Program) that was in place from 2011 to 2014. The REG Program replaced the contract-based DG Program with a new system of performance-based incentives set in tariffs filed at and approved by the Public Utilities Commission. Eligible technologies include wind, solar, hydropower, and anaerobic digestion. In contrast to the DG Program, small-scale solar projects can participate in the REG Program.