What is the Renewable Energy Advantage Program?
» Read about the REAP incentive structure
» Read about REAP production metering
» Read about becoming eligible for REAP
» Learn how to participate in REAP
Changes to PSE’s renewable energy payment structure
As of September 2015, the 2016 base rate is expected to drop between 2-5 cents per kWh, with latest calculations estimating a 3 cent drop. Base rates will be finalized in early summer 2016. Read more about the REAP incentive structure.
PSE created the Renewable Energy Advantage Program (REAP) in order 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 net metering, 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.
Eligible customers may be paid from 12¢ to 54¢ per economic development kilowatt-hour (kWh).
Renewable Energy Advantage 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: