Policy Documents

On July 27, 2016 the PSC solicited comments on each of the utilities BCA (Benefit Cost Analysis) Framework

NY-BEST submitted their comments here. The comments feature an emphasis on increasing the focus on energy storage in the BCA Framework. 

Investor Owned Utilities in New York State were required to file initial Distribution System Implementation Plans (DSIP) on June 30th, 2016

NY-BEST has prepared brief summaries of the initial DSIPs with a  particular focus on identifying potential opportunities for energy storage.

May 26, 2016, PSC held a technical conference and solicited comments on the role of energy storage in the Clean Energy Standard and REV proceedings

NY-BEST and several of our members presented at the technical conference. NY-BEST Executive Director, Dr. William Acker’s presentation can be found here.


NY-BEST also submitted supplemental comments recommending PSC take specific actions to advance energy storage. 



NY-BEST prepared a policy update with a brief summary of the Order as well as a more detailed Summary of the Order and its requirements and deadlines.

PSC order issued with final DSIP Guidance

See NY-BEST’s Summary of the Order here


On April 20, 2016, the NYS PSC issued an order adopting final guidance to utilities in establishing Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIP)

NY-BEST comments on Clean Energy Standard White Paper

On Friday, April 22, 2016, NY-BEST submitted comments to the NYS Public Service Commission on the Clean Energy Standard White Paper

NY-BEST Comments on the Value of DER

On April 18, 2016, NY-BEST filed comments with the NYS PSC on the Notice seeking comments on an Interim Successor to Net Energy Metering and the Value of DER.

NY-BEST and ESA joint comments to NYISO

NY-BEST and ESA jointly submitted comments to the NYISO MIWG in response to a request for stakeholder feedback.

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)

NY-BEST comments to the IRS on Notice 2015-70

The IRS issued a notice soliciting comments on the definition of certain property  and equipment qualifying for the energy credit under Section 48 of the Internal Revenue Code.