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PSC TO HOLD TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

REV Working Groups to Provide Feedback to Commission - The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced it will conduct a technical conference from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Meeting Room 6 on the Concourse located at the Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York. The primary purpose of the conference is to give the Track 1 working groups in case 14-M-0101, Reforming the Energy Vision, an opportunity to report their findings to the Commission. The conference is open to the public.

 (7/7/2014)
NYS Commences Reforming Energy Vision Initiative

NYS Governor Cuomo has unveiled plans for an energy modernization initiative that will fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State. This unprecedented effort is intended to create the power grid of the future and forever change the way consumers buy and use energy. Under the direction of the state’s energy regulator, the NYS Public Service Commission,  the State has initiated a proceeding (Case 14-M-0101) that is intended to develop new policies to encourage and reward consumers to use new technologies to control energy usage. READ MORE>>

 (4/28/2014)
NYS Commences Reforming Energy Vision Initiative

NYS Governor Cuomo has unveiled plans for an energy modernization initiative that will fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State. This unprecedented effort is intended to create the power grid of the future and forever change the way consumers buy and use energy.

Under the direction of the state’s energy regulator, the NYS Public Service Commission,  the State has initiated a proceeding (Case 14-M-0101) that is intended to develop new policies to encourage and reward consumers to use new technologies to control energy usage. Order Instituting Proceeding

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NYS Governor Cuomo has unveiled plans for an energy modernization initiative that will fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State. This unprecedented effort is intended to create the power grid of the future and forever change the way consumers buy and use energy. Under the direction of the state’s energy regulator, the NYS Public Service Commission,  the State has initiated a proceeding (Case 14-M-0101) that is intended to develop new policies to encourage and reward consumers to use new technologies to control energy usage. READ MORE>>

 (4/28/2014)
NY-BEST Policy Update – Governor Cuomo Announces Tax Relief Proposals

As a preview to his State of the State address scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State.

 (1/6/2014)
DOE Report - Grid Energy Storage

Modernizing the electric system will help the nation meet the challenge of handling projected energy needs—including addressing climate change by integrating more energy from renewable sources and enhancing efficiency from non-renewable energy processes. Advances to the electric grid must maintain a robust and resilient electricity delivery system, and energy storage can play a significant role in meeting these challenges by improving the operating capabilities of the grid, lowering cost and ensuring high reliability, as well as deferring and reducing infrastructure investments. Finally, energy storage can be instrumental for emergency preparedness because of its ability to provide backup power as well as grid stabilization services.

 (12/1/2013)
NASEO Case Study on NY-BEST
NASEO Case Study on NY-BESTAs of 2012,the State of New York’s energy storage industry employs approximately 3,000 workers and is responsible for over $600 million in annual global sales. New York represents an ideal market for further advancing energy storage. The state is home to the largest metropolitan area in the country served by an enormous and aging underground electricity infrastructure and the largest mass transit system in North America (with more than 6,300 subway cars, 2,300 railcars,
and nearly 6,000 buses), both presenting great opportunities for energy storage.
NASEO Case Study on NY-BEST

As of 2012,the State of New York’s energy storage industry employs approximately 3,000 workers and is responsible for over $600 million in annual global sales. New York represents an ideal market for further advancing energy storage. The state is home to the largest metropolitan area in the country served by an enormous and aging underground electricity infrastructure and the largest mass transit system in North America (with more than 6,300 subway cars, 2,300 railcars, and nearly 6,000 buses), both presenting great opportunities for energy storage.

 (10/23/2013)
Long Island Power Authority Releases RFP for Generation, Storage, Demand Response and Renewable Energy

On Friday, October 18th, 2013, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) issued two separate requests for proposals (RFPs) asking developers to propose projects to be part of Long Island’s future energy supply. One proposal is to begin replacement of Long Island's fleet of "peaking" generation facilities with newer, cleaner distributed resources and the other is for variable-sized renewable energy projects.

 (10/21/2013)
2012-2013 CAIR Report

Energy storage can play an important role in the reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and greenhouse gases in two critical sectors – transportation and the electric grid. For instance, energy storage can recapture and then deploy energy lost during braking in vehicles and store electricity until needed on the electric grid. Energy storage can also mitigate the need for new fossil-fuel powered peaking plants used infrequently during the year, increase the use of intermittent renewable energy sources, and enable distributed generation to island from the electric grid during an outage. The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology ConsortiumTM (NY-BEST) was established in 2009-10 to help position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology for heavy-duty transportation, electric grid, and other storage applications.

 (10/1/2013)
Policy Update: New York Green Bank

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched a $1 billion New York Green Bank initiative that will use approximately $165 million in uncommitted energy-related funding for the Green Bank’s initial capitalization.

 (9/12/2013)
NY-BEST Policy Update - June 2013

The New York State Legislature ended its 2013 legislative session this past weekend. Here’s a brief summary of notable actions for the energy sector:

Start-Up New York – The NYS Legislature passed legislation to implement Governor Cuomo’s Tax Free NY program. Start-up New York (SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform UPstate NY) is designed to foster entrepreneurialism and job creation on a large scale by transforming public higher education through tax-free communities across the state, particularly upstate. The State University of New York campus system, along with other college communities, will serve as the framework of the START-UP NY program to attract high-tech and other start-ups, venture capital, new business and investments from across the world. START-UP NY is intended to attract companies to bring their ventures to Upstate New York by offering new businesses the opportunity to operate completely tax-free – including no income tax for employees, no sales, property or business tax – while also partnering with the world-class higher education institutions in the SUNY system. For more information, see the Governor’s press release summarizing the program.  READ MORE>>

 (6/24/2013)

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