Revised EPA RICE NESHAP Rules Now Affect Duke Energy Customers

EPA RICE NESHAP revised rule affecting Duke Energy demand response program
You can click the image to download a copy of this April 15th letter.

The EPA regulations known as RICE NESHAP, which allowed emergency rated diesel generators to participate in Duke Energy’s demand response programs for up to 100 hours, changed on Monday May 2nd, 2016.

The revised regulation now requires RICE NESHAP non-emergency rated generators for program participation. These regulations mandate an EPA Performance Compliance test for each generator engine. 

Participating generator owners, served by Duke Energy, will have until December 31st 2016 to certify that their engines are RICE NESHAP non-emergency compliant, or lose the substantial savings offered for participation.

You can download a copy of Duke Energy’s April 19th rate tariff revision request here.

Is your diesel generator affected?

There are multiple factors that need to be considered; date of engine manufacture and/or installation, horsepower, Tier Level and location type. Here’s an easy to follow Diesel Generator EPA Compliance Checklist  we created to help our customers throughout Florida.

Would you’d prefer to have the peace of mind that comes from having a trusted expert conduct a no obligation compliance review of your generators?

Schedule a site visit by contacting John Macgowan at 727-432-5335 or by email

These regulations are very confusing = it pays to have a second opinion. We recently saved the City of Port St. Lucie $110,000 after discovering that they had been misinformed by their generator service company. Our precise knowledge of the RICE NESHAP regulations identified that the city’s generators did not require compliance upgrades. You can download a copy of the ‘Thank You’ letter we received here.

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