Department of Public Service

Clean Energy Standard



The 2015 State Energy Plan (SEP) states that 50% of all electricity used in New York by 2030 should be generated from renewable sources. The SEP set a renewable electricity target of 50% of the electricity consumed in New York State in 2030, should be from renewable sources. By letter of December 2, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the Department of Public Service to develop a Clean Energy Standard that converts the SEP targets into enforceable requirements.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Clean Energy Standard website: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Clean-Energy-Standard

Related Documents & Resources:
Documents & public comments submitted as part of this proceeding are publicly available by going to Case Number 15-E-0302

Geothermal Technical Conference Slides - (External Resources)

The Commission’s August 1, 2016 Order Adopting a Clean Energy Standard (CES Order) refers to an Implementation Phase during which Staff would propose a process for interested parties to consider various administrative complexities involved in creating thermal renewable energy credits (TRECs) related to geothermal heat pumps. Staff has determined that a technical conference would be an effective manner in which to garner input and feedback in exploring the practical administrative mechanisms that might be employed to accommodate geothermal heat pumps as an eligible technology within the CES.

Accordingly, the Geothermal Technical Conference was held in Albany at the Department of Public Service on February 8, 2017. Attached are the corresponding slide presentations listed below, along with their affiliations. Those interested in the subject matter are encouraged to contact the speakers whose contact information can be found near the end of each presentation. This communication and input is important in informing DPS and the Commission in geothermal technology and how it may further the goals of the Clean Energy Standard.


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