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Customer-Sited CHP as a Utility Resource

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Combined heat and power (CHP) offers key benefits to customers who install these systems: reduced energy bills, enhanced facility resiliency, and system-wide environmental improvement from greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Utilities can also make use of this distributed-energy technology to enhance the grid. CHP and other distributed energy resources can be […]

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New York is Spurring the Deployment of Energy Storage

Samantha Leroy, ERS, for Zondits When establishing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo set aggressive and exacting energy generation, usage, and efficiency targets for the Empire State. Targets set to be achieved by 2030 include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990s, 50% of electricity generated from renewable […]

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Governor Cuomo Releases Strategic Plan for Agricultural Clean Energy Opportunities

Ari Michelson, ERS, for Zondits In June 2017 the Clean Energy for Agriculture Task Force (CEATF), formed initially by Governor Andrew Cuomo, published a strategic plan for agriculture in New York State. The CEATF is co-managed by NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and is an assembly of farmers, agricultural […]

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New York Considers Incentives for Natural Refrigerant System Installations

NYC-area utilities eye NatRef incentives R744, May 24, 2017 Two New York City-area utilities that have robust prescriptive energy-efficiency rebate programs for food retailers are starting to consider natural refrigerant systems for energy incentives through their custom programs. “We’re starting to see applications come in for natural refrigerant-based systems with energy savings and demand peak […]

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Energy Efficiency Should Connect Customers and Innovate Partners

How Utilities Can Become Efficiency Innovators Greentech Media, November 28, 2016 The New York Public Service Commission, seeking innovative solutions in its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, instead opted for an outcome-oriented approach to measuring and incentivizing efficiency performance. An outcome-oriented metric would focus on the policy goal of reduced energy use overall, putting a smaller […]

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Roadmap to Distributed Generation: Innovative Tools for CHP Adoption

Sam Witty, Gita Subramony, ERS, presented at ACEEE Summer Study Combined heat and power (CHP) is becoming an important strategy to help buildings reduce energy costs and increase resiliency while achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions on a system-wide level. NYSERDA’s CHP Acceleration Program assists New York customers with installing CHP by offering a catalog […]

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Demand Response Policies Should Support Participation

Con Edison: Demand Response Should Be Reformed to Revive Multiple Customer and Grid Benefits Greentech Media, August 23, 2016 Demand response technologies are evolving. Grid operators at the local and wholesale levels are using these technologies to improve grid management, add more flexibility, and improve reliability to meet customer needs in cost effective ways. Regulators […]