Consolidated billing has another benefit as well. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs, which allow local communities to leverage their combined demand to purchase renewable forms of power and other energy services, have not included community solar projects in their portfolios because of the high customer acquisition costs and because CCA programs typically use an "opt-out" model, in which customers are enrolled in the CCA unless they specifically decline to participate.
(Source: New York Public Service Commission, NRDC, 12 Dec., 2019) Contact: New York Public Service Commission, www.dps.ny.gov
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Regulators approved a plan for Consolidated Edison Co. to significantly expand the use of battery storage systems in its service territory by simplifying the process for private owners.
The PSC also allowed larger storage projects to participate in the state's clean-energy program. The decision raises the maximum rated capacity for projects from 2 MW to 5 MW.
The new rules crafted a more straightforward process to allow private energy storage systems to export electricity to ConEd's distribution system.
(Source: New York Public Service Commission, Various Media, Utility Dive, 26 Feb., 2018)Contact: New York Public Service Commission, www.dps.ny.gov
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In addition to establishing a foundation for the advancement of energy storage, the mandate will also complement the state's efforts to ensure that New York remains at the forefront of energy-efficient initiatives, the Governor said.
The new energy storage mandate also aligns with the state's 50 pct renewable energy by 2030 clean energy standard. (Source: NA Windpower, Dec., 2017) Contact: New York Public Service Commission, www.dps.ny.gov
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