Policy Documents

Clean Energy Fund Proposal

The NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) has commenced a proceeding to consider creating a Clean Energy Fund.  PSC commenced the Clean Energy Fund a proceeding (14-M-0094) in May 2014. The purpose of the proceeding is to examine ways in which the State’s clean energy funding programs (Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Systems Benefit Charge) can be made more efficient and can be deployed or redeployed to stimulate innovation and increase clean energy investment.  The PSC Clean Energy Fund proceeding is intended to complement and support the goals of the REV proceeding. NY-BEST will be providing comments to the PSC in this proceeding and we welcome member input.

 (8/24/2014)
Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Straw Proposal

On August 22nd, 2014, the New York State Department of Public Service staff has issued a Straw Proposal for the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Proceeding.  Comments are due on the proposal to the PSC by September 22nd.  NY-BEST has been actively participating in the REV proceeding and will continue to do so. We welcome input from NY-BEST members.

 (8/22/2014)
NY-BEST comments submitted to NYS PSC – REV Proceeding, July 18th, 2014 (document 2)

NY-BEST supports the NYS PSC's efforts to transform New York's electric industry with the objective of creating market-based, sustainable products and services that drive an increasingly efficient, clean, reliable and customer-oriented industry.  NY-BEST envisions over the longer term the electric grid to be a bidirectional, transactive, and situationally-aware system.

 (7/18/2014)
NY-BEST comments submitted to NYS PSC – REV Proceeding, July 18th, 2014

NY-BEST supports the NYS PSC's efforts to transform New York's electric industry with the objective of creating market-based, sustainable products and services that drive an increasingly efficient, clean, reliable and customer-oriented industry.  NY-BEST envisions over the longer term the electric grid to be a bidirectional, transactive, and situationally-aware system.

 (7/18/2014)
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)

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