Distributed System Implementation Plans
On February 26, 2015, the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) issued the Order Adopting Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plans, commonly known as the REV Track One Order (Case 14-M-0101). As part of the REV Market Framework, the Commission directed the utilities to submit Distributed System Implementation Plans (DSIP) that will build upon traditional utility system planning. The DSIP reports, at minimum include information regarding system loads and capital spending projects, forecast levels of DER integration, plans for promoting DER market development, plans for increasing DER deployment in underserved markets, specific plans that include cost estimates for developing DSP capabilities, and a description of the internal organization needed to carry out Distribution System Platform (DSP) and traditional utility functions.
As a central component of the REV implementation plan and a vehicle for improved utility planning, investment and operations, DSIPs aim to serve the following purposes:
- A source of public information regarding DSP plans and objectives
- A template for utilities to develop and articulate an integrated approach to planning, investment and operation
- To enable the PSC to supervise the implementation of REV in the context of system operations
Following the order released in 2015, the PSC released more granular guidance for DSIP submissions including the Staff Proposal, Distributed System Implementation Plan Guidance (Guidance Proposal) released October 15, 2015 that resulted in the Order Adopting Distributed System Implementation Plan Guidance (Guidance Order) effective April 20, 2016.
RESOURCESIn the Matter of Distributed System Implementation Plans
Case 16-M-0411 | Reports, notices, comments, and correspondence relating to utility DSIP filings.
Con Ed Distributed System Platform
Con Edison’s comprehensive roadmap to achieving its future vision for the Distributed System Platform, filed with the State of New York Public Service Commission in July, 2018.