§ 34–1501.01. Policy findings.
The Council of the District of Columbia adopts the following policy findings in support of community renewable energy:
(1) Local communities benefit from the deployment of tier one renewable energy in the District, and the Council hereby encourages the Department to establish programs that support development of such projects;
(2) It is in the public interest that the Department encourages broad participation in District-based tier one renewable electric generation by District residents, not-for-profit entities, and for-profit entities through outreach efforts and programs in all 8 wards;
(3) It is in the public interest that the Department enables the development and deployment of community renewable energy facilities for the following purposes:
(A) To allow renters and low- to moderate-income retail electric customers to own interests in tier one renewable energy generating facilities;
(B) To allow interests in tier one renewable energy generation facilities to be portable and transferrable;
(C) To facilitate market entry for all potential subscribers, while prioritizing those persons most sensitive to market barriers; and
(D) To encourage developers to promote participation by renters and low- to moderate-income retail electric customers; and
(4) It is in the public interest for developers to encourage participation by renters and low- to moderate-income retail electric customers.