Application Tips and Tricks – System Expansion vs Co-Location

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Supplementing previous guidance, the Program Administrator seeks to continue supporting stakeholders in the avoidance of project applications entering Need Info status.

  • System Expansion vs Co-Location – The Program Administrator recently sent some AVs emails requesting confirmation of system expansions. There is frequently confusion around the difference between an expansion and a co-location.
    • An expansion is when additional capacity is added to an existing system. The existing system can already be under REC contract in the Program, or it can be a system that was built outside of the Program, with just the expanded portion applied to the Program.
    • A co-location is when two or more systems are located on the same roof or the same parcel of land and are owned by the same or affiliated parties.
  • As expansions and co-locations receive different REC pricing from general systems. For co-locations, AVs may be asked to provide proof that parties who own systems on the same roof or parcel (for example, two unaffiliated business that are located within and share the roof of a general office building) are unaffiliated, to ensure accurate REC pricing is applied to the project(s).

For help in avoiding these common application mistakes please contact the Program Administrator at [email protected].