Qualification for the RGGI Program
The RGGI Rule applies to all existing and future fossil fuel-fired units that, at any time on or after January 1, 2005, served or serves as an electric generator with a nameplate capacity equal to or greater than 25 megawatts.
To apply to the program, the CO2 budget source’s Title V operating permit must contain all applicable requirements of the CO2 budget program, including monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting.
To apply to the program, all qualified facilities must submit the “RGGI Certificate of Representation Form” to the U.S. EPA, so that EPA/CAMD is authorized to send the data to the RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (COATS).
This form can be found at the following link by clicking on the ‘FORMS’ tab: https://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/business-center
RGGI Program Management
The Department’s Air Program reviews and approves all permit applications and revisions. The Bureau of Climate Change and Clean Energy (BCCE) manages the program implementation, coordinates with RGGI, Inc. on the auction requirements and monitoring, and oversees the auction proceeds.
RGGI Program Requirements
New Jersey’s RGGI rule requires the following from the regulated entities:
Application for adding CO2 Budget Source in Operating Permit
Consistent with N.J.A.C. 7:27C-3.3, a CO2 budget source must submit NJ03-APPLICATION FOR ADDING A CO2 BUDGET SOURCE IN OPERATING PERMIT, along with a complete application for a new, renewed, or modified operating permit
Consistent with N.J.A.C. 7:27C-8, the CO2 budget source and each CO2 budget unit at the source must comply with the monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements of the CO2 Budget Trading Program at N.J.A.C. 7:27C, as applicable. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:27-22.28, the Department will incorporate these requirements into the facility’s operating permit using the Compliance Plan Template.
Consistent with N.J.A.C. 7:27C-4.1, a Compliance Certification must be submitted for the CO2 budget source and each CO2 budget unit at the source by the March 1 following the relevant control period or initial control period (not required during an interim control period).
NJ RGGI EGU Current and Historic Emissions Dashboard
This dashboard displays locational information for each power plant electric generating unit (EGU) subject to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, as well as historic annual emissions and operational information. This display does not include units previously subject to RGGI that have retired prior to the current calendar year. Utilize the filters above to view the historic emissions and operational information for different types of power plants, different primary fuels, or specific power plants/specific EGUs.
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