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Topic: Xcel’s proposal to modify tariff language to allow a one-time extension to the 24-month deadline to achieve commercial operation, extending the 24-month time of commercial operation from either the date of application or from the date of a subsequent Commission Order. Xcel proposed the following change to tariff language (Section 9, Sheet 67): [t]he applicant shall complete the project by the later of either (1) twenty-four (24) months from the Company finding that the application is complete or (2) twenty-four (24) months from the Commission’s August 6, 2015 Order.
Topic: Would extending the 24-month deadline for certain projects as proposed by the above tariff language affect other projects in the substation queue or in the design and construction stage that are behind the project requesting the delay?
Topic: Under what circumstances, if any, should extensions beyond those allowed under Xcel’s proposed language be granted, and how would such extensions affect other projects?
Topic: What principles should the Commission rely upon and what process should it follow in establishing an appropriate REC payment for the bill credit rate?
Topic: Please respond to Xcel’s recommendation, in comments filed April 1, 2016, that no modifications to the current calculation of the bill credit rate should be applied to an application that has been deemed complete prior to the issuance date of the Order requiring the change.
Topic: Please respond to comments filed by Xcel and the DOC on April 29, 2016 that there are statutory limits to the subscriber backup model because different from what has been proposed, backup subscribers would need to limit their garden subscriptions to less than 40% interest so as to have available excess subscriber capacity to backup low income subscribers.
Topic: Given the full set of subscriber protection measures proposed by parties in the record of this case, please indicate the appropriate entity to carry out each of these protection measures, including: the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the Department of Commerce (DOC), the Commission, Xcel, other state or federal agencies, and garden developers. Also, please indicate the priority of the need for each protection measure.