The New York Public Service Commission Modifies its Rule on Membership for Community Distributed Generation Projects.
The New York Public Service Commission recently issued an order modifying the Community Distributed Generation (CDG) membership requirements.
- New York Public Service Commission adopted a three-year rate plan for Consolidated Edison, including several key Reforming the Energy Vision initiatives.
- The Pace Energy and Climate Center and Earthjustice partnered on our fifth New York rate case and scored a number of REV wins, including on standby rate reforms, energy efficiency, and REV-aligned rate design.
- This is the first "post-REV" rate case and is a significant milestone in New York's path to grid modernization.
New York’s Community Distributed Generation Ten-Member Minimum Eligibility is Counteractive in Achieving its Objectives
New York’s Community Distributed Generation (CDG) program is a promising resource in the toolbox for helping low- and moderate-income customers tap into renewable energy, but the program has some limitations. In its present form, residential CDG projects must have a minimum of ten members in order to qualify under the program, which leaves out many New York buildings with fewer than ten units.
This article is crossposted on the Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition website.
The Pace Energy and Climate Center is a non-profit energy and environmental research and advocacy organization based at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, New York.
- The plant will close 14 years earlier than expected, without busting New York’s carbon budget.
- The agreement between the State and Entergy includes support for displaced employees and $15 million fund for community and environmental benefit.
- Indian Point’s closure is supported by the clean energy foundation laid by Governor Cuomo through the Reforming the Energy Vision process and other energy efficiency and renewables programs and investments.
New York State recently adopted long-awaited air pollution regulations aimed at small distributed generators. The emissions rules, found in Part 222 of Title 6 of the New York Code of Rules and Regulations (commonly known as “Part 222”), will help to reduce the negative health impacts of nitrous oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions, and will cover small generators that were previously unregulated thanks to a “regulatory gap” in the existing air pollution rules.
Richard Ottinger, Karl Rabago, John Bowie and a greater team contributed to the recently completed the UN Environemtnal Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy laws.
PSC Reinforces Consumer Protections in ESCO Services Market Through Moratorium and Program Restructuring
Low-income customers are particularly vulnerable to energy costs and price gouging. As we first reported in our July 29, 2016 blog post on this matter, the New York Public Service Commission (Commission) continues to take steps to strengthen protections for low-income customers from energy service companies (ESCOs) that attempt to provide electric and gas services at higher rates than utilities.
The New York State Department of Public Service Staff recently filed a proposed settlement (the “Joint Proposal”) in Consolidated Edison’s 2016 rate case. The Joint Proposal represents an agreement between more than twenty parties, including the Pace Energy and Climate Center, the City of New York, Staff, non-profit organizations, and businesses, on Con Ed's rates and revenue requirements for 2017-2019.