What happens if an external factor impacts a practice change?
Question: What happens if an external factor, such as weather, results in a producer being unable to execute a planned practice change or an unintended reversal of a previous practice change?
A: ESMC understands that many factors outside of a producer’s control, referred to as Act of God events in our General Terms and Conditions, may result in a producer being unable to execute a practice change or an unintended reversal. In this event, there is no penalty to the producer. A producer should enter the data in the producer portal, and ESMC will share the data with our partners to try to create a sellable credit. Ultimately, there is no penalty if a credit is not generated, and ESMC will review situations on a case-by-case basis.