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NY-BEST comments submitted to NYS PSC – REV Proceeding, July 18th, 2014 (document 2)

NY-BEST supports the NYS PSC's efforts to transform New York's electric industry with the objective of creating market-based, sustainable products and services that drive an increasingly efficient, clean, reliable and customer-oriented industry.  NY-BEST envisions over the longer term the electric grid to be a bidirectional, transactive, and situationally-aware system.

2011-2012 CAIR Report

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology ConsortiumTM (NY-BEST) was announced in 2009 to help position New York as a global leader in energy storage technology for heavy-duty transportation, electric grid, and other applications. NYSERDA was charged with working with industry and academic partners to establish this industry-driven consortium, which is being seeded by NYSERDA with approximately $25 million through Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) proceeds. The Consortium was incorporated by its 17 member Board of Directors in January 2010 as a New York State not-for-profit corporation. In December 2010, Bill Acker was hired by the Board as Executive Director of NY-BEST and Capitol Hill Management Services was hired by the Board to provide association management services.

2012-2013 CAIR Report

Energy storage can play an important role in the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and greenhouse gases in two critical sectors – transportation and the electric grid. For instance, energy storage can recapture and then deploy energy lost during braking in vehicles and store electricity until needed on the electric grid. Energy storage can also mitigate the need for new fossil-fuel powered peaking plants used infrequently during the year, increase the use of intermittent renewable energy sources, and enable distributed generation to island from the electric grid during an outage. The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology ConsortiumTM (NY-BEST) was established in 2009-10 to help position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology for heavy-duty transportation, electric grid, and other storage applications.

Assembly Bill A6571 - Energy Storage Deployment Program

This bill establishes the energy storage deployment program to encourage the installation of qualified energy storage systems; relates to commercially available technology that is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period of time, and thereafter dispatching the energy. The commission will commence a proceeding to establish the energy storage deployment within 90 days of the passage of this bill, and will make a determination establishing an energy storage target no later than January 1, 2018. NY-BEST has routinely expressed support for this bill, and hopes the state establishes an aggressive deployment target. 

CAIR Program Plan

New York State’s regulations that implement the federal Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) programs to control nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are set forth at 6 NYCRR Parts 243 and 244. These regulations establish seasonal and annual emissions cap-and-trade programs that are designed to mitigate interstate transport of ozone and fine particulate pollution. These regulatory programs will, in concert with other programs, assist states in the eastern U.S. in attaining the ozone and PM2.5 national ambient air quality standards.

Clean Energy Fund Information Supplement

In the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) Proposal and the new CEF Information Supplement, NYSERDA seeks a 10-year funding commitment to work in coordination with other New York State policies in support of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy. The total requested funding level over 10 years is $5.3 billion, which includes funding for the Green Bank, NY-Sun, NYSERDA's Market Development Portfolio (energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy), and the Innovation Portfolio. The CEF is the next evolution of state clean energy programs and is part of a strategy to build a cleaner, more resilient, and affordable energy infrastructure for New York State

Clean Energy Fund Proceeding Commenced

The NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) has commenced a proceeding to consider creating a Clean Energy Fund.  PSC commenced the Clean Energy Fund a proceeding (14-M-0094) in May 2014. The purpose of the proceeding is to examine ways in which the State’s clean energy funding programs (Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Systems Benefit Charge) can be made more efficient and can be deployed or redeployed to stimulate innovation and increase clean energy investment.  The PSC Clean Energy Fund proceeding is intended to complement and support the goals of the REV proceeding. NY-BEST will be providing comments to the PSC in this proceeding and we welcome member input.

Clean Vehicle Projects, Zero Emission Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Rebate program

NY-BEST has issued a Memo is Support for Clean Vehicle Projects, Zero Emission Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Rebate program

Included as part of the 2016-17 State Budget (A.9008-C/S.6408-C)

DOE Report - Grid Energy Storage

Modernizing the electric system will help the nation meet the challenge of handling projected energy needs—including addressing climate change by integrating more energy from renewable sources and enhancing efficiency from non-renewable energy processes. Advances to the electric grid must maintain a robust and resilient electricity delivery system, and energy storage can play a significant role in meeting these challenges by improving the operating capabilities of the grid, lowering cost and ensuring high reliability, as well as deferring and reducing infrastructure investments. Finally, energy storage can be instrumental for emergency preparedness because of its ability to provide backup power as well as grid stabilization services.

DPS Staff Proposal on VDER Value Stack Eligibility Expansion

On May 22, 2018 the DPS staff filed their proposal on expanding VDER compensation to additional resources. The full proposal can be found here. Under the proposal standalone energy storage systems will be eligible to receive compensation for all aspects of the value stack except the environmental (E) value and will have capacity payments calculated through Alternative 3. Comments on the staff proposal are due by August 6, 2018. If you have specific comments or feedback that you would like us to consider, please contact us.