New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision Proceeding Continues to Make Strides Toward the Utility of the Future

As the end of the year approaches, New York's energy revolution continues to gain momentum. Pace recently filed comments on two matters critical to the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding: Track Two, which will determine the form of utility ratemaking and business models under REV, and the Department of Public Service’s guidance paper on utility Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIPs), which will define the utilities’ new roles and responsibilities in REV. In addition, Pace intervened in Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.'s most recent rate case and commends the New York Public Service Commission for including two important REV-related initiatives in its 2015 O&R rate order.

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New York Announces NY Prize Stage 1 Awardees, Pace Energy and Climate Center to Assist Nine Communities in Evaluating Microgrid Feasibility

Community Energy

On July 8, 2015 New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the NY Prize Community Microgrid Competition Stage 1 winners. NY Prize is a $40 million competition to help communities create microgrids - standalone energy systems that can operate independently in the event of a power outage. In Stage 1 of the competition 83 communities across New York State have received awards of approximately $100,000 to study the feasibility of developing a community microgrid.

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Worth the Wait: Cuomo Administration Establishes Ambitious State Climate Pollution Reduction Goals

ClimateEnergy EfficiencyRenewable Energy

The State Energy Planning Board approved the Final State Energy Plan at a meeting in Albany today, outlining ambitious targets for reducing climate pollution, and encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency. The State Energy Plan announced new targets for the reduction of climate pollution and set a 40% reduction goal from 1990 levels by 2030. This ambitious goal puts New York among states leading the fight against climate change.

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