Policy Documents

NY-BEST Policy Update, January 26, 2016 – Clean Energy Standard Staff White Paper and U.S. Supreme Court FERC decision

On January 25th, 2016,  the Department of Public Service (DPS) Staff filed its Staff White Paper on Clean Energy Standard  and the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the FERC v. Electric Power Suppliers Association case.

NY-BEST Policy Update, January 22, 2016 - Clean Energy Fund, Clean Energy Standard, Benefit Cost Analysis Framework

On January 21, 2016, the PSC issued an Order to the establish the Clean Energy Fund , commenced action to establish a Clean Energy Standard and approved an Order adopting the Benefit-Cost Analysis Framework for REV

NY-BEST Policy Update, January 15, 2016 – Governor Cuomo’s State of the State and Budget Address, Value of DER and Dynamic Load Management Programs

On  January 13, 2016, Governor Andrew A. Cuomo delivered the 2016 State of the State and Budget Message. The Governor’s “Built to Lead” Policy book includes information related to each of these proposals. The PSC issued a Notice Soliciting Comments and Proposals on Interim Successor to Net Energy Metering and PSC granted utilities an extension until February 16, 2016 to submit their dynamic load management program filings.

NY-BEST Comments on DPS REV Track 2 White Paper

On October 26th, 2015, NY-BEST submitted comments to the NYS Public Service Commission on the DPS Staff White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models 9REV Track 2 White paper)

NY-BEST Comments on the NYS DPS Staff White Paper on the Benefit Cost Analysis(BCA) in REV

On August 21, 2015, NY-BEST submitted comments to PSC on the DPS Staff White Paper  proposing a framework for the Benefit Cost Analysis in REV.

NY-BEST Comments on the Clean Energy Fund Information Supplement

On August 14th, 2015, NY-BEST provided comments to PSC on the Clean Energy Fund Information Supplement submitted to PSC by NYSERDA.

NY-BEST Comments on the Large Scale Renewables (LSR) Options paper

On August 12, 2015, NY-BEST provided comments to PSC on the LSR Options Paper that was prepared by NYSERDA

NY-BEST Policy Update – DPS staff white paper on REV track 2 and DER Oversight Regulations

NYS Department of Public Service staff released white paper of REV Track Two and a staff proposal for oversight of DERs.

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

New York State Energy Plan

The New York State Energy Planning Board approved the State Energy Plan on June 25th, 2015. The State Energy Plan lays includes goals for the State to achieve as part of the "Reforming the Energy Vision" (REV) initiative for electricity and complementary programs for other areas. The targets under the programs listed in the document would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. The targets by 2030 include: a 40 percent cut in greenhouse gases from 1990 levels, a 50 percent statewide goal for renewable generation and a 23 percent cut from 2012 levels for energy consumption in buildings.