Program Mandatory Renewable Energy Educational Materials
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Texas
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics

If an electric utility must construct a line extension for a customer, and the utility requires the customer to pay a Contribution in Aid to Construction (CIAC) or a pre-payment charge, or to sign a contract with a term of one year or longer, the utility must provide the customer with information about on-site renewable energy and distributed-generation (DG) technology alternatives. The information must be provided to the customer at the time of the CIAC estimate or pre-payment. This information must comply with guidelines established by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT), and must be provided to the customer at the time the estimate of the CIAC or pre-payment is given to the customer. If a CIAC or pre-payment is not required, then the information must be given to the customer before a contract is signed. The information is intended to educate the customer on available alternative options.

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