The Public Service Commission today expanded the size of distributed solar, hydroelectric, wind and other clean energy projects eligible for VDER compensation to from two to five megawatts. The Joint Utilities opposed the ruling, saying it is inconsistent with the goals of VDER and will put significant pressure on the utilities in the near-term. The ruling will not apply to CHP systems, as the accurate compensation of larger CHP generators will require additional analysis.
Con Edison proposed 5 modifications to its tariff:
Senate Bill S4069 provides an exemption from real property tax for a selection of advanced energy systems, including energy storage. The bill was sponsored by Joseph A. Griffo from the 47th district.