New York’s Stopgap Proposals Offer Improvements to VDER, Create Strong Starting Point for Further Discussions
The solar industry and its allies welcomed the release of two New York Department of Public Service (DPS) draft white papers last week that present stopgap changes to the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) Phase 1 tariff for commercial and industrial projects, and address compensation for community distributed generation facilities, also known as community solar projects.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an unprecedented commitment to renewable energy. Awarding $1.4 billion, New York is now set to advance 26 large-scale renewable energy projects, including 22 utility-scale solar installations. Following is a statement from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper:
In great news for New York’s solar industry, the state is now welcoming community solar projects of up to five megawatts— a significant increase from the previous two megawatt cap.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The solar industry responded to the New York Public Service Commission’s (Commission) approval of utility implementation plans in the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (VDER) proceeding. These critical plans set the compensation for solar customers in each utility service territory and established a successor program to net metering in New York. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) and the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) released the following joint statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Built during the last century, the United States electric grid is in need of an update to account for changes in how Americans get their electricity. A white paper being issued by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today, is the first in a series that will detail the steps necessary to properly upgrade our power infrastructure.
The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) voted today to approve the first phase of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources order, reaching a milestone in New York’s long-term vision of a modern energy system that puts customer participation and clean energy at its center.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented Richard Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance and NYSERDA Board chair, with the prestigious SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar energy in America.
Today, New York’s Department of Public Services staff delivered recommendations to state regulators as part of the state’s Value of Distributed Energy Resources initiative. The report marks the first major milestone in Reforming the Energy Vision process, and depicts a promising opportunity for solar to deliver job growth, healthy communities and grid resiliency to the Empire State.
If you’re looking to do business in New York, this is your event. Solar Power New York, the premier event for solar professionals in the Empire State, will feature a robust schedule of topics highlighting solar policy updates, regional trends, along with opportunities to network with other companies from this top-10 solar market.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the New York Public Service Commission's approval of a 50 percent Clean Energy Standard by 2030: