Key Documents


MOST RECENT ACTIONS


Eligibility Criteria for Energy Service Companies
  • Notice of Evidentiary and Collaborative Tracks, issued Dec. 2, 2016, the Commission continues to examine measures that must be taken to ensure that retail customers receive valuable services and pay just and reasonable rates for commodity and other services. Two procedural tracks are established: 1) an evidentiary hearing at which sworn testimony and exhibits will be subject to cross-examination, followed by the filing of post-hearing briefs prior to Commission action; and 2) collaborative meetings of interested parties, collaborative or party reports or proposals, and the opportunity to comment in writing prior to Commission action.
Implementation of the Clean Energy Standard (Case 15-E-0302)
  • Phase One Proposal, issued Oct. 31, 2016, in order to continue implementation of the requirements of the CES Order for its launch in 2017, proposals for RES eligibility, certification, long term procurement for RECs, LSE demonstration of compliance and other reporting requirements.

Value of DER (Case 15-E-0751)
Community Solar (Case 15-E-0082)
  • Press Release, issued Oct. 18, 2016, NYSERDA Announces Completion of State's First NY-Sun Community Shared Solar Project

Community Choice Aggregation (Case 14-M-0224)
  • Order approved Oct. 13, 2016, addressing petitions for rehearing, reconsideration, and clarification.
  • Press Release


ORDERS

April 21, 2016 — Order Authorizing Framework for Community Choice Aggregation Opt-Out Program

February 24, 2016 — Order Further Expanding Scope of Proceeding and Seeking Comments

February 24, 2016 — Resolution Accepting Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement as Complete

February 23, 2016Order Resetting Retail Energy Markets and Establishing Further Process

January 22, 2016 — Order Authorizing Utility-Administered Energy Efficiency Portfolio Budgets and Targets for 2016 - 2018

January 21, 2016 — Order Expanding Scope of the Large Scale Renewables Proceeding and Seeking Comment

January 21, 2016 — Order Establishing the Benefit Cost Analysis Framework

January 21, 2016 — Order Authorizing Clean Energy Fund Framework

October 16, 2015 — Order Granting Reconsideration In Part Regarding Community Net Metering

June 18, 2015 — Commission approves utilities’ dynamic load management tariffs.

June 1, 2015 Commission institutes a REV large-scale renewable (LSR) proceeding and staff gives notice that a technical conference to discuss the options and results for NYSERDA’s prepared paper titled ‘Large Scale Renewable Energy Development in New York: Options and Assessment’. (Case 15-E-0302 - In the Matter of the Implementation of a Large-Scale Renewable Program.)

April 17, 2015 — Order granting a rehearing, establishing a transition plan for remote net metering, and other findings.

February 26, 2015 — Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan for a reformed retail electric industry.

December 15, 2014 — Commission initiatives proceeding to examine Community Choice Aggregation Programs involving local governments procuring energy supply services for residents.

RULINGS

September 9, 2015 - Ruling Concerning Community Net Metering Proposed Tariff Amendments Filing

July 29, 2015 - Ruling on Extension Request – Benefit-Cost Analysis Comments

July 16, 2015 - Ruling on Extension Request – DSIP Filing Guidance

June 30, 2015 - Ruling extending filing deadline for Track Two Staff Proposal, DER Oversight Staff Proposal, and MDPT Working Group Report.

May 29, 2015 - Secretary grants DPS Staff request to for further extension of deadline to file the Staff Benefit Cost framework from June 1, 2015 to July 1, 2015. (Case 14-M-0101 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission in Regard to Reforming the Energy Vision)

March 27, 2015 - Ruling extending filing deadlines for Rocky Mountain Institute, the New York State Smart Grid Consortium, and Department Staff to file the Market Design and Platform Technology work plan.

NOTICES

April 22, 2016 - Notice of Value of Distributed Energy Resources Technical Conference

April 19, 2016 - Notice of Clean Energy Standard Public Statement Hearings

April 8, 2016 - Notice of Comment Period for Staff White Paper and Cost Study

April 18 2016 - Notice of Clean Energy Standard Technical Conference on May 4, 2016

April 5, 2016 – Notice Soliciting Comment on Utility Codes of Conduct Report and May 3, 2016 Meeting

March 1, 2016 - Notice of Agenda for Clean Energy Standard Workshops on March 9, 2016 and March 21, 2016

February 24, 2016 - Notice of Agenda for Clean Energy Standard Workshop #1 on February 26, 2016

February 24, 2016 - Notice of Completion of Draft Generic Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

February 23, 2016 - Notice Seeking Comments on Resetting Retail Energy Markets for Mass Market Customers

February 9, 2016 - Notice of Change to Date and Location of Clean Energy Standard Technical Conference on February 26, 2016

February 2, 2016 - Notice extending the deadline to February 19, 2016 to submit comments on the Technical Conference Regarding Customer and Aggregated Energy Data Provision and Related Issues held January 28 and 29, 2016.

January 25, 2016 - Notice Soliciting Comments and Providing for Technical Conference and Public Statement Hearings

January 14, 2016 - Notice of Agenda for Second Technical Conference on Customer and Aggregated Energy Data Provision and Related Issues

January 11, 2016 - Notice of Agenda for Second Technical Conference on January 20, 2016 Regarding Customer and Aggregated Energy Data Provision and Related Issues

January 1, 2016 - Notice of Technical Conference Regarding Earnings Impact Mechanisms, Market Based Earnings, Standby Rates and Related Issues

December 31, 2015 - Notice of January 26, 2016 Public Statement Hearings on LI

December 23, 2015 - Notice of Extension to File Comments

December 23, 2015 - Notice of Second Technical Conference Regarding Customer and Aggregated Energy Data Provision

December 14, 2016 - Notice Extending Deadline to File Reply Comments on DSIP Guidance Proposal

December 4, 2015 - Notice of Agenda for Technical Conference on December 16, 2015 at 10:30am, on Customer and Aggregated Energy Data Provision and Related Issues

November 3, 2015 - Notice of Technical Conference Regarding Customer and Aggregaated Energy Data Provisions and Related Issues

October 23, 2015 - Notice Extending Deadline for Filing Community Net Metering Procedures

October 15, 2015 - Notice Inviting Public Comment on Distributed System Implementation Plan Guidance

October 15, 2015 - Notice Inviting Comment on Distributed System Implementation Plan Guidance

October 6, 2015 - Notice of REV Public Statement Hearings

October 5, 2015 - Notice of Collaborative Meeting on Community Distributed Generation for Low-Income Customers

October 2, 2015 - Notice of Additional Public Statement Hearings in Low Income Affordability Proceeding

September 28, 2015 - Notice Further Expending Deadline to File Comments on REV Track 2 Staff White Paper

September 22, 2015 - Notice Extending Deadline to File Comments on the REV Track 2 Staff White Paper

September 21, 2015 - Collaborative Meeting on Community Distributed Generation for Low-Income Customers

September 4, 2015 - Notice Extending Deadlines Regarding Filings Related to Distributed System Implementation Plans.

September 3, 2015 - Notice of Collaborative Meeting Concerning Community Distributed Generation for Low-Income Customers on September 9, 2015.

August 19, 2015 Notice of September 9, 2015 Collaborative Meeting concerning Community Distributed Generation for Low-Income Customers

August 11, 2015Notice Confirming Extension of Deadline for Public Comment on BCA White Paper

August 5, 2015 - Notice soliciting comments on Energy Efficiency Budgets and Metrics Plans (BAM) and Energy Efficiency Transition Implementation Plans (ETIPs)

July 30, 2015 – Errata Notice Regarding Reply Comment Period -- White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models:

July 28, 2015 – Notice Inviting Public Comment on White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models:

July 28, 2015 – Notice of Collaborative Meeting on August 19, 2015 on Consolidated ESCO Billing

July 15, 2015 – Notice Extending Deadline for Comments – Large-Scale Renewable Proceeding

July 2, 2015 – Notice Inviting Public Comment on Staff White Paper on Benefit-Cost Analysis

June 16, 2015 — Notice of collaborative meeting concerning utility bill content on July 9, 2015. (Case 14-M-0101).

April 20, 2015 — Notice extending filing deadlines for Benefit Cost framework, Straw Proposal related to Track Two, and Distributed System Implementation Plan by each utility.

April 10, 2015 — Notice Concerning Petition for Rehearing regarding Alliance for a Green Economy, Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, The Center for Social Inclusion, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, Citizens for Local Power, and People United for Sustainable Housing Buffalo jointly filed a Petition for Rehearing and/or Clarification of the February 26, 2015 Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan in this proceeding.

March 17, 2015 — Notice soliciting comments on possible microgrid configurations that will be presumptively permissible (CASE 14-M-0101 – Proceeding on Motion of the Commission in Regard to Reforming the Energy Vision.)

March 17, 2015 — Notice of March 23, 2015 stakeholder information session on REV demonstration projects.

March 3, 2015 — Notice of REV Seminars on March 13, 2015 and March 31, 2015.

February 10, 2015 – Notice instituting proceeding on Community Net Metering, soliciting comments and Stakeholder Meeting on March 6, 2015.

January 28, 2015 — Notice of Additional REV Public Statement Hearings in Rochester on February 11, 2015 and Binghamton on February 12, 2015

January 26, 2015 — Notice of Additional REV Public Statement Hearing in Yonkers on February 10, 2015.

January 7, 2015Notice of REV forums and public statement hearings on January 28 in Syracuse, January 29 in Buffalo, February 3 in New York City, February 4 in Kingston, and February 5 in Albany.

December 12, 2014 — Notice encouraging utilities and third-parties to develop REV Demonstration Project Proposals and resolution establishing criteria.

DPS Staff Reports

April 5, 2016 — DPS Staff’s Proposed Guiding Principles for Revised Utility Codes of Conduct

March 15, 2016Staff Assessment Report of RG&E’s Energy Marketplace REV Demonstration Project

February 10, 2016 — Staff Assessment Report of National Grid’s Potsdam Resiliency REV Demonstration Project

February 24, 2016 – Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued February 23, 2016

January 25, 2016 – Staff White Paper on Clean Energy Standard

December 2, 2015 – DPS Staff Report of National Grid's Gruit Belt Neighborhood Solar REV Demonstration Project

November 20, 2015 – DPS Staff Report on Con Edison's Virtual Power Plan REV Demonstration Project

November 10, 2015 – DPS Staff Report on Central Hudson Central-E REV Demonstration Project

November 10, 2015 – DPS Staff Report on O&R Residential Marketplace REV Demonstration Projects

November 10, 2015 – DPS Staff Report on Billing Initiatives

October 15, 2015 - Distributed System Implementation Plan (DSIP) Guidance

September 1, 2015 – DPS Staff Report on Billing Initiatives

September 1, 2015 – DPS Staff Report on Distributed Emission Rules

July 28, 2015 – White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models – This paper describes the limitations in current ratemaking practices in the context of REV, describes the direction of comprehensive ratemaking and business model reforms, and makes recommendations for near-term reforms where possible. The scope of this white paper is limited to ratemaking issues, including the utility business model and earnings opportunities, the ratemaking process, and rate design.

July 1, 2015 - Staff BCA White Paper Final — This Staff White Paper presents a proposed benefit-cost analysis framework related to the REV proceeding.

July 1, 2015 - REV BCA Appendix B (Con Edison Marginal Cost Study 2012)

July 1, 2015 - REV BCA Appendix A (ICAP Forecast - June 2015)

July 1, 2015 DPS Staff BCA Cover Letter

April 24, 2014 — Reforming the Energy Vision DPS Staff Report and Proposal
This report proposes a platform to transform New York’s electric industry, for both regulated and non-regulated participants, with the objective of creating market based, sustainable products and services that drive an increasingly efficient, clean, reliable, and consumer-oriented industry.

Plans and Proposals

September 4, 2015Clarification of August 22, 2015 DPS Staff Track One Straw Proposal

August 22, 2015 — DPS Staff Straw Proposal on Track One Issues

DPS Press Releases

October 21, 2015 Additional Statewide REV Public Hearings

August 4, 2015 Advancement of Energy Partnerships Forming New Business Models to Lower Costs and Increase Access to Clean Energy
Department of Public Service announced the first seven demonstration projects which are part of Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy for embracing the historic potential of clean energy to empower customers and build a stronger economy and a healthier environment.
June 17, 2015Customer-Centered Electric Distribution System Advances
The Commission approved new rules through which electric utilities will offer customers financial payments to reduce the amount of electricity used during periods of high demand or system stress such as hot summer days. As a core component of REV, these programs will give consumers more options and control over energy bills, while also increasing utilities' ability to manage demand on their systems.

June 2, 2015 PSC Looks to Strengthen, Improve Utility Assistance for Low-Income Families
The Office of the Consumer Advocate issued a proposed plan to reduce the energy burden for low-income utility customers across New York State.

April 30, 2015Governor Cuomo Announces First NY Prize Awards For Five Energy Microgrids Across New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced funding for five energy microgrids across New York State as part of the first phase of the NY Prize Community Microgrid Competition.

April 13, 2015State to Hold Forums On Energy Issues Impacting Low-Income Communities
Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE) held a series of statewide meetings in April and May to address the challenges and opportunities facing low-income consumers as they seek safe, reliable and affordable energy.

April 13, 2015Governor Cuomo Announces Communities Unite for Discounted Solar Installation
Twenty-six communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their localities at a discounted cost of up to 20 percent.

March 27, 2015Governor Cuomo Announces Recharge NY Low Cost Power Allocation for 22 Businesses Across The State
New York Power Authority and SUNY Polytechnic Institute sign agreement to create a world-class facility devoted to energy technology innovation and the rapid deployment of smart-grid technology to modernize New York’s electric grid.

January 7, 2015PSC Seeks Public Input on Energy Regulatory Reform Initiative
Public Service Commission announced that it would conduct a series of informational forums and public statement hearings across the State to seek public input and comment on the Commission’s regulatory component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s overall strategic energy plan, Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV.

October 23, 2014 PSC Advances Energy Market Reforms
The Commission, with the issuance of a draft environmental impact statement, advanced its landmark REV and Clean Energy Fund initiatives that promote more efficient use of energy, allows deeper penetration of renewable energy resources, and encourages wider deployment of “distributed” energy resources, such as micro-grids, on-site power supplies, and storage.

October 21, 2014Governor Cuomo Announces State's First Energy Management Network Operations Center To Improve Energy Efficiency In Public Facilities
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of the State’s first energy management network operations center, which will provide public facilities across New York State with real-time data on their energy use, allowing them to improve building energy performance and lower the State’s utility bills.

July 29, 2014Governor Cuomo Announces $250 Million Available To Invest In Clean Energy Projects
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $250 million is available to fund large-scale clean energy generation projects such as wind farms, fuel cells, biomass facilities, renewable biogas, and the upgrading of small- to medium-sized hydropower projects.

PRESENTATIONS

May 22, 2104Symposium Technical Conference – an Energy Agenda for the Future -- Webcast

February 5, 2015 - Reforming the Energy Vision Presentation

ALL FILINGS
Case 14-M-0101: Proceeding on Motion of the Commission in Regard to Reforming the Energy Vision.