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Renewable Energy Production Incentive

About the Program

The Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy and provides financial incentive payments for electricity generated and sold by new qualifying renewable energy generation facilities. Qualifying facilities are eligible for annual incentive payments of 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour (1993 dollars and indexed for inflation) for the first 10-year period of their operation, subject to the availability of annual appropriations in each Federal fiscal year of operation.

Background

REPI was originally authorized under Section 1212 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and was amended in 2005 with Section 202 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (H.R. 6). Section 202 reauthorized appropriations for fiscal years 2006 through 2026 and expanded the list of eligible technologies and facilities owners. The regulations for the administration of the REPI program are contained in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 451 (10 CFR 451).

These graphs show all the REPI facility projects, including total funding and total kilowatt-hours (kWh) produced.

REPI Annual Fiscal Year Funding in the United States

2001: $3,787,003.00

2002: $4,815,034.00

2003: $3,714,910.00

2004: $4,959,999.00

2005: $4,925,375.00

2006: $4,900,001.00

2007: $4,499,956.00

2008: $4,500,000.00

REPI Appropriation Summary
EPACT 1992 Year of Production (FY) Year of Payment (FY) Appropriated Funds Tier 1 Paid Tier 1 Unpaid % Tier 1 Paid Tier 2 Paid Tier 2 Unpaid % Tier 2 Paid
1994 1995 $693,120 $100,725 - 100% $592,395 - 100%
1995 1996 $2,398,472 $218,604 - 100% $2,178,217 - 100%
1996 1997 $2,490,893 $195,902 - 100% $2,294,991 $347,038 87%
1997 1998 $2,853,997 $154,504 - 100% $2,699,493 $6,519,682 29%
1998 1999 $4,000,000 $122,167 - 100% $3,877,833 $9,747,420 28%
1999 2000 $1,500,000 $603,182 - 100% $896,818 $15,664,879 5%
2000 2001 $3,991,000 $1,339,377 - 100% $2,651,625 $24,755,332 10%
2001 2002 $3,787,000 $1,365,846 - 100% $2,421,154 $33,679,732 7%
2002 2003 $4,815,033 $1,810,911 - 100% $3,004,122 $40,211,074 7%
2003 2004 $3,714,911 $3,714,911 $1,091,206 77% - $58,145,027 0%
2004 2005 $4,960,000 $4,960,000 $2,205,009 69% - $43,393,560 0%
EPACT 2005 2005 2006 $4,925,375 $2,955,225 $6,323,364 60% $1,970,150 $41,178,610 40%
2006 2007 $4,900,000 $2,940,000  $8,149,897 60% $1,960,000 $6,798,099 40%
  2007 2008 $4,500,000 $2,700,000 $11,252,558 60% $1,800,000 $7,998,426 40%
  2008 2009 $4,500,000 $2,384,470 $4,893,286 33% $1,800,000 $15,220,365 11%
  2009 2010 - - - 0% - - 0%

Annual REPI incentive payments are subject to availability of appropriated funds. DOE can make no commitment for payment of REPI incentives beyond the funds obligated in each fiscal year.

REPI Net kWh Produced in the United States

2001: 700,997,067 Kwh

2002: 804,281,559 Kwh

2003: 1,030,968,924 Kwh

2004: 1,172,826,729 Kwh

2005: 763,339,363 Kwh

2006: 1,072,864,658 Kwh

2007: 1,099,582,538 Kwh

2008: 1,175,525,834 Kwh

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