Washington State production incentive program
The Washington State Renewable Energy System Incentive Program is a production-based financial incentive for customers with solar, wind, and bio-digester generating systems. PSE voluntarily administers this state incentive to qualified customers. In order for a customer-generator to participate they must:
- Be a PSE customer with a valid interconnection agreement with the PSE for the operation of their grid-connected renewable energy system.
- Have a system that includes production metering capable of measuring the energy output of the renewable energy system.
- Be certified (as named on the PSE account) by the Washington State Program Administrator as eligible for annual incentive payments.
Annually, PSE will measure and report the kilowatt-hours generated by participants’ renewable energy systems and make incentive payments to eligible customers as determined by the Washington State Program Administrator. Individual participant eligibility for a given rate, term, payment limit, and incentive payment amounts will be determined by the Washington State Program Administrator.
Legacy participants with valid certifications will continue to receive payments up to $5,000 per year for electricity produced through June 30, 2020 at the following rates:
|If your certified renewable energy system includes:||Your incentive rate will be:|
|Solar modules and inverter both manufactured in Washington||50.4¢|
|Solar modules manufactured in Washington||33.6¢|
|Solar or wind with an inverter manufactured in Washington||16.8¢|
|Any other PV system or anaerobic digester||14.0¢|
New and prospective participants
Participants with state certification on or after October 1, 2017, who maintain ongoing eligibility requirements are eligible for up to eight years of annual incentive payments on kilowatt-hours generated July 1, 2017 through no later than June 30, 2029. Individual participant eligibility for a given rate, term, payment limit, and annual incentive payment amounts are determined by the Washington State Program Administrator, based on RCW 82.16, including the following incentive rate guidelines:
|Fiscal year of system certification||Base rate - Residential (up to 12 kW)||Base rate - Commercial (above 12 kW)||Made in Washington bonus|
|Annual limit per participant||$5,000||$25,000|
Please visit the State's webpage for information about how to apply for state certification.