The California Energy Commission filed a formal complaint to the management of a wind turbine company that\u2019s participating in one of its rebate and incentive programs. Regulators allege the company has grossly overstated the performance for one of its products. \u201cSeveral stakeholders contacted staff with allegations that the power rating of a particular small wind turbine on the Energy Commission\u2019s list of eligible [Emerging Renewables Program] equipment was significantly overstated,\u201d Anthony Ng, an associate energy specialist in the commission\u2019s renewable energy office, told the commission July 27. DyoCore founder David Raine pushed back against the allegations, saying that all the accusations are \u201cmisleading\u201d and \u201cfalse.\u201d \u201cWe did not have any say in the use of our data and the actual posting of that data on the CEC site. We did not create that rating; that rating was given to us.\u201d Ng said that when an analysis was conducted, it found that the listed output of 1.6 kW when the wind speed is 16 miles\/hour in a turbine made by Carlsbad, California-based wind turbine company DyoCore was \u201ca significant overstatement,\u201d which in turn led to the complaint being filed. The Emerging Renewables Program provides rebates and production incentives to consumers who buy and install renewable energy technologies, specifically small wind systems and fuel cells, for on-site generation. The program was suspended by the commission March 4 so that it could be reevaluated. The program is intended to cover a portion of the cost of a renewable system, but in the weeks leading up to the suspension, commission staff said it had seen a significant increase in applications where the applicant is requesting rebate amounts close to or equal to a system\u2019s total installed cost. It was as part of the reevaluation that stakeholders complained about the DyoCore turbine, Ng said. With the complaint filed, the next stage is for the commission chair to confer with legal counsel to review the complaint, and within 30 days from the filing, decide if the complaint should move forward. If the complaint is ruled valid, the matter could be sent to the full commission, which could convene a public hearing on the matter. Representatives from other companies also commented on the status of the Emerging Renewables Program, saying that it should be reinstated. At the time of it\u2019s suspension in March, Tony Goncalves of the commission\u2019s renewables energy office said it could take 60 to 120 days to review the guidelines and make any necessary changes. But the indefinite suspension has already lasted almost five months, with no end in site.