Alternate Portfolio Standard (AEPS)
Act 213 The Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 (AEPS) was enacted to increase the mix of alternative generation in Pennsylvania. AEPS requires that 18 percent of the electricity supplied by Pennsylvania’s electric distribution companies (EDCs) and electric generation suppliers (EGSs) come from alternative energy resources by 2021. There are various legislation proposals that would increase the growth rate of AEPS requirements and by default increase surcharge costs.
With the significant cost reduction in renewable generation there is no need for an artificial mandate for a percentage of alternative energy. IECPA will monitor this activity and work to oppose any increases in this non-market based mandate for alternative generation.