InClime is dedicated to managing and running solicitations, request for proposals (RFP) and procurement programs for utilities and public entities. InClime is focused on creating easy to navigate online programs that allow everyone from homeowners to large businesses to directly participate in programs that were previously limited to large, sophisticated entities. InClime’s solicitation platforms allow for thousands of participants on either the buying or selling side of the transaction, or both. Our customer service team specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and not only conducts live training but is always available by phone to walk customers through what can be a complicated and sometimes confusing process.
InClime currently runs a number of programs in the solar renewable energy credit solicitation and management space, as well as several grant, loan, and low income programs that cover renewable energy and energy efficiency.
InClime has run the annual Delaware SREC Procurement program since 2012 when the first pilot was launched. This program procures the majority of the SRECs needed by Delaware’s sole investor owned utility, Delmarva Power. The program includes a competitive bid held each year with systems ranging from small residential to large commercial bidding to provide 20 year SREC contracts. InClime runs the solicitation that chooses the winning systems, then tracks them to completion over the next year. InClime then manages these systems for the next 20 years, including registering them in the PJM-GATS tracking registry, gathering and entering meter readings each month in GATS, tracking SREC creation, delivering SRECs to Delmarva Power per each generator’s contract, and paying each generator monthly via ACH based on the SRECs they sold that month.
This program has been highly successful, procuring SRECs at prices 50% lower than surrounding states while still maintaining a robust solar installer ecosystem. The program is often held up as a model in contrast to the boom and bust experienced by the other states with SREC programs. You can learn more about the program at www.SRECDelaware.com
InClime helped design and implemented the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Upfront SREC Purchase program in 2014. This program consists of a $.45/watt upfront payment for solar pv systems in Delaware as an alternative to participating in the Delaware SREC Procurement program which InClime also runs. InClime manages the entire program, including a portal where generators apply for the program, generating bank NACHA files for ACH payments to generators, registering all systems in PJM-GATS, and collecting meter readings and entering them in GATS monthly for the 20 year term of each generator’s contract. More information about this program can be found on the program website.
InClime runs the Delaware Green Grant Program on behalf of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). This statewide program provides grants for solar photovoltaic, solar hot water, wind, and geothermal systems in Delaware for residential, non-residential, and non-profit applicants. InClime took over what was previously a paper and mail based program, creating a custom version of the InClime portal that handles the entire program, from accepting applications to providing customer service and reviewing all submitted applications.
This program has been very successful, with the number of applicants doubling each year that InClime has been running the program, despite two significant reductions in grant levels. Stakeholders both in the renewable industry and with DNREC have complimented ease of use, increase in transparency, and improvement in speed of response of the new system.
More information about the program can be found on the program website run by InClime, www.GreenGrantDelaware.com