Case 18-E-0138 – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
On April 19, 2018 the Commission commenced a proceeding to consider the role of electric utilities in providing infrastructure and rate design to accommodate the needs and electricity demand of electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment.
Case 18-E-0130 – Energy Storage
On June 21, 2018 Governor Cuomo announced the release of the State’s Energy Storage Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies short-term recommendations for how energy storage can deliver value to New York electricity consumers and cost-effectively address the needs, and demands of the grid, supporting the Governor’s energy storage target of 1,500 MW by 2025.
Case 18-M-0084 – Energy Efficiency
Case 18-E-0071 – Offshore Wind
On June 12, 2018 the Commission ordered NYSERDA to procure 800MW of Offshore wind generation by 2019, supporting the New York’s goal of 2,400 MW of new offshore wind generation by 2030.
Case 15-E-0751 — Value of DER
In March 2017, based on recommendations from an extensive stakeholder process, the Commission adopted the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) as a new compensation structure to more accurately and efficiently value distributed energy resources installed in New York. The Commission continues to monitor the needs of consumers, market participants and other stakeholders as this industry grows in the state and contributes to Governor Cuomo’s mandate to achieve 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable energy by 2030.
Case 15-E-0302 — Implementation of the Clean Energy Standard / Large Scale Renewables
On August 1, 2016, the Commission adopted the Clean Energy Standard requiring load-serving entities (LSEs) to support new renewable generation resources to serve their retail customers, and a maintenance program which supports the maintenance of certain at-risk baseline renewable resources from small hydro, wind and biomass generation facilities that demonstrate a financial need and that would cease operations without such support.
Case 15-M-0252 – Utility Energy Efficiency Programs
On June 17, 2015 the Commission directed the State’s gas utilities to administer gas energy efficiency portfolios beginning January 1, 2016.
Case 15-M-0180 – Oversight of Distributed Energy Resources
On October 19, 2017 the Commission established clear rules to ensure that customers participating in DER markets and programs, particularly community distributed generation (CDG) projects, are not subject to fraud or abusive marketing.
Case 15-E-0082 — Community Solar (Community Net Metering)
In February 2015 the Commission initiated a proceeding to develop the community net metering program. Community net metering, also known as community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by multiple community subscribers who receive credit on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced.
Case 14-M-0565 – Low-Income Affordability
On May 19, 2016 the Commission adopted the statewide policy that the energy burden for New York’s low-income household be at or below 6% of household income.
Case 14-E-0423 – Dynamic Load Management (DLM)
On June 17, 2015 the Commission adopted DLM strategies, including Demand Response (DR), which can provide a number of system and public policy benefits consistent with the REV objectives, including reliability, economic, and environmental benefits. DLM is the process of balancing the supply of electricity on the network with the electrical load by adjusting or controlling the load rather than the power station output.
Case 14-M-0224 — Community Choice Aggregation
On October 16, 2016, the Commission approved an order enabling New York City and other municipalities to form associations to purchase power for residents and small businesses in a single neighborhood or an entire borough. These money-saving associations - called Community Choice Aggregation (CCAs) - are a key component of REV.
Case 14-E-0151 – Net Metering
On December 15, 2014 the Commission issued an order increasing the caps on the minimum amounts of net energy metered generation that must be purchased by the State’s utilities. Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits customers who produce their own renewable energy, such as solar power. Customers are only billed for their electricity use that exceeds the amount of electricity that they generate on their own.
Case 14-M-0094 – Clean Energy Fund
On May 8, 2014 the Commission commenced a proceeding that ultimately resulted in the development of the Clean Energy Fund. The Clean Energy Fund provides long term funding certainty to local businesses and significant flexibility to the administrators of the State’s clean energy programs.
Case 14-M-0101 — Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)
On April 25, 2014 the Commission commenced the landmark REV proceeding. REV is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's strategy to lead on climate change and grow New York's economy. In its role, the Commission is aligning markets and the regulatory landscape with the overarching state policy objectives of giving all customers new opportunities for energy savings, local power generation, and enhanced reliability to provide safe, clean, and affordable electric service.
On April 26, 2018, the Department of Public Service and NYSERDA filed the New Efficiency: New York white paper. Recognizing that energy efficiency is a cornerstone of New York State’s national leadership on clean energy and climate. This white paper establishes an ambitious 2025 energy efficiency target for New York State and proposes a comprehensive energy efficiency initiative to meet that target.