Change in Self-Reporting Procedure for SRECs
Who does this affect:
This affects customers who manually report their generation data to the PJM registry in the state of New Jersey.
This does not affect customers in this region for whom DECK automatically reports monthly generation data.
According to the state and registry authorities, this change in policy is effective 1/1/2013.
Previously, when customers, site owners or generators (account holders) have reported their own information to the SREC registry, they have been required to report the net number of kilowatt hours (or megawatt hours) generated for each month. With the recent change, account holders will be required to submit the actual total meter value at the close of each month. The registry will then calculate the net monthly generation from the cumulative values submitted.
DECK offers reporting service that will submit monthly generation data to the registry automatically. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to add this service to your monitoring package.
If you wish to continue submitting your own generation data, please use the following procedure. Contact DECK support (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-224-5546) if you have difficulties or any questions:
Figure 1: The Downloads section of the Admin Panel
- Login to the DECK application’s Admin Panel. If you do not have access to this feature, please contact the administrator for your company’s account to request permissions.
- Within the Admin Panel, select the Downloads tab (fig. 1(A)). On this tab you be able to download the raw data from each device connected to your monitoring system.
- Find the revenue grade meter(s) on the list of devices (fig. 1(B)). This may be labeled as “Generation Meter,” “Veris Meter,” “Elkor Meter,” “Revenue Meter,” or something similar. It will not be labeled “Inverter.”
- Select the date range that you wish to download (fig. 1(C)). Data may be downloaded for any interval, but keep in mind that large data downloads will take longer to generate and may cause your browser to timeout. If you are interested in data solely for reporting purposes, choose only the last day of the month in question.
- Choose the first icon to the right to download the raw data (fig. 1(D)). The data will be saved to your computer as a ‘.csv’ file which may be opened in MS Excel, Open Office Calc or any other spreadsheet program. If you do not have one of these software programs installed, you may use Google Documents online software for free.
- Open the file in your spreadsheet program. The first column will indicate the date and time stamp. Depending upon the type of meter installed, the data column of interest will be labeled “accumulated_real_energy_net_kwh,” “total_energy_consumption_kwh,” “energy_consumption_kwh,” “energy_consumption_kwh,” or something similar. It will usually appear in the fifth column.
- Find the accumulated meter reading at the end of the final day in the month and enter it in the PJM registry.