State Energy and Environmental Targets

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York Power Authority (NYPA), and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) were tasked by Governor Andrew Cuomo to work together to meet the State’s aggressive energy and environmental targets, including:

In addition, in keeping with his ambitious vision for New York’s environmental and energy performance, Governor Cuomo’s 2019 Executive Budget included the following targets as part of the state’s proposed “Green New Deal”:


State Energy and Environmental Targets

2015 New York State Energy Plan
2015 | The Plan presents a vision for creating a dynamic, clean-energy economy for the state, connecting the private sector market with communities and energy customers.

REV Fact Sheet
Last updated May 2018 | This informative Fact Sheet highlights REV goals, including targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increasing energy generation from renewables, and more

Clean Energy Standard Fact Sheet
October 2016 | The CES ensures that 50% of New York State’s electricity will come from renewables such as solar, wind, and hydro by 2030 and provides support for safely-operating upstate nuclear plants.

The Clean Energy Organizations Collaborative Report
April 2016 | This report is a submission by the Clean Energy Organizations Collaborative (CEOC) of principles and methodologies to guide both the selection of an interim successor to net metering and the long-term task of developing rates to compensate distribution energy resources (DERs) for their locational and environmental benefits.

Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development in New York: Options and Assessment
June 2015 | NYSERDA presents this paper to outline proposed design principles for supporting LSR, share key findings from evaluation and analysis of a variety of different options, and advance key questions for public comment.

New Efficiency: New York
April 2018 | This NYSERDA white paper establishes an ambitious 2025 energy target for NYS and proposes a comprehensive energy efficiency initiative to meet that target.

New York Energy Storage Roadmap
June 21, 2018 | This NYS DPS / NYSERDA roadmap develops an approach and recommends actions to achieve Governor Cuomo’s goal of 1,500 MW of energy storage in NYS by 2025.

Regulator Proceedings

Electric Vehicles
Case 18-E-0138 | Proceeding on Motion of the NYS Public Service Commission Regarding Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Infrastructure.

Energy Storage
Case 18-E-0130 | Petition in the Matter of the Energy Storage Deployment Program.

Energy Efficiency Initiative
Case 18-M-0084 | Petition in the Matter of a Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Initiative.

Offshore Wind
Case 18-E-0071 | Petition in the Matter of Offshore Wind Energy.

Value of DER
Case 15-E-0751 | Petition in the Matter of the Value of Distributed Energy Resources (DER).

Clean Energy Standard / Large-Scale Renewables
Case 15-E-0302 | Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Implement a Large-Scale Renewable Program and a Clean Energy Standard.

Utility Energy Efficiency Programs
Case 15-M-0252 | Petition in the Matter of Utility Energy Efficiency Programs.

DER Oversight
Case 15-M-0180 | Petition in the Matter of Regulation and Oversight of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Providers and Product.

Community Net Metering
Case 15-E-0082 | Proceeding on Motion of the Commission as to the Policies, Requirements and Conditions for Implementing a Community Net Metering Program.

Low Income Affordability
Case 14-M-0565 | Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Examine Programs to Address Energy Affordability for Low Income Utility Customers.

Dynamic Load Management
Case 14-E-0423 | Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Develop Dynamic Load Management Programs.

Community Choice Aggregation
Case 14-M-0224 | Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Enable Community Choice Aggregation Programs.

Net Metering
Case 14-E-0151 | Petition of Hudson Valley Clean Energy, Inc. for an Increase to the Net Metering Minimum Limitation at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

Clean Energy Fund
Case 14-M-0094 | Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Consider a Clean Energy Fund.

Reforming the Energy Vision
Case 14-M-0101 | Proceeding on Motion of the Commission in Regard to Reforming the Energy Vision.

Independent & Stakeholder Reports

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Distributed Energy Resources
September 22, 2014 | Report produced by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

Creating a 21st Century Electricity System for New York State
February 26, 2014 | Report produced by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

New York Consumer Pulse
June 15, 2017 | Report produced by New York State Smart Grid Consortium & Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative


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Current Funding Opportunities, PONs, RFPs, and RFQs
Relevant funding opportunities, PONs, RFPs, and RFQs produced by NYSERDA specific to businesses and researchers.