EPAs Clean Energy Incentive Program, or CEIP, was established under the Clean Power Plan and is designed to provide additional incentives for early investments in zero-emitting wind or solar power generation, and energy efficiency measures in low-income communities. EPA intends to propose an action that outlines aspects of the CEIP that were not finalized in the Clean Power Plan, including addressing how the program would be implemented. In the coming months, EPA will be issuing this proposal for public review and comment.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the four stakeholder outreach calls we hosted in November and December 2015 on the program, as well as those who submitted written comments. We are reviewing this important input as we develop this proposed action. For those individuals and organizations who wish to share their views on the CEIP with EPA prior to the comment period for this upcoming proposal, you can continue to submit your comments to the non-regulatory docket for the CEIP (ID #EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0734). It is important to note that while EPA will do our best to review any input that is submitted, we are not under a legal obligation to consider or respond to such comments.
Separately, you may submit comments on the CEIP-related issues discussed in the preamble of the proposed Federal Plan and Model Rules (ID # EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0199). That docket will remain open for comments through January 21, 2016.