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What is the Washington State Production Incentive program?

» Read about the Production Incentive Program structure
» Read about production metering
» Read about becoming eligible
» Learn how to participate

Changes to 2017 state incentive program payments

On July 7, 2017, Governor Inslee signed Senate Bill 5939 into law that makes substantial changes to the WA State Renewable Energy Production Incentive Program. Because of these changes PSE will NOT need to further reduce incentive payment rates to current solar customers for energy produced during the 2016-2017 program year. Therefore, payment rates for 2016-2017 energy production will be the same as those provided in the 2015-2016 year.

The Washington State Incentive Program was created to encourage the growth of renewable electricity production in its service area in support of WAC 458-20-273 through payments to the customer for energy produced.

This voluntary set of rules allows Washington state utilities the option of participating in an incentive program for eligible customers who use solar PV, wind or anaerobic digesters to generate their own electricity. Unlike Customer Connected Solar, micro-hydro generators and fuel cells are not eligible, under terms of the WAC.

The incentives are available to an individual, business, or local governmental entity that generates electricity on its own property.

To all participants in the Washington State Production Incentive program

PSE will complete the needed paperwork on your behalf to file for your yearly production incentive. You do not need to submit a yearly Production Payment application to the Department of Revenue (DOR) as noted in the system approval paperwork provided by the DOR. Since we will work directly with the DOR to process your incentive, the August 1st deadline provided in your system approval paperwork does not apply to you. Please note that your system does need to be approved by the DOR to be eligible for this incentive – this is a one-time process, and the nine digit Tax Registration Number provided by the DOR is your certification that your system has been approved to participate in this program.

Washington State Production Incentive program resources

Program rules and certification applications can be found at the Washington Department of Revenue website and by downloading their Renewable Energy System Cost Recovery Certification document. PSE rate and tariff information can be found on PSE's rates and regulatory information webpages.

REAP application forms: