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Interconnection Standards (New York)
DSIRE/DtAdd 2003-06-18  +
DSIRE/Id NY02R  +
DSIRE/LstUpdt April 2, 2013  +
EZFeed/Relevant Yes  +
Incentive/Active true  +
Incentive/ApplDsc Agricultural  + , Commercial  + , Fed. Government  + , Industrial  + , Institutional  + , Local Government  + , Nonprofit  + , Residential  + , Schools  + , State Government  +
Incentive/ApplicUtils Investor-owned utilities  +
Incentive/Auth2Code NY PSC Order, Case 02-E-1282  +
Incentive/Auth2DtEff 2004-11-17  +
Incentive/Auth2DtEnact 2004-11-17  +
Incentive/Auth2Link http://www.dsireusa.org/documents/Incentives/NY02R.pdf  +
Incentive/Auth3Code NY PSC Order, Case 08-E-1018  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEff 2009-02-13  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEnact 2009-02-13  +
Incentive/Auth3Link http://www.dsireusa.org/documents/Incentives/NY02Rc.pdf  +
Incentive/Auth4Code New York Standard Interconnection Requirements (SIR)  +
Incentive/Auth4DtEff 04/01/2013 (most recent revision)  +
Incentive/Auth4Link http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/96f0fec0b45a3c6485257688006a701a/dcf68efca391ad6085257687006f396b/$FILE/Final SIR 4-1-13.pdf  +
Incentive/Auth5Code NY PSC Order, Cases 12-E-0393 through 12-E-0398  +
Incentive/Auth5DtEff 2013-03-15  +
Incentive/Auth5DtEnact 2013-03-15  +
Incentive/Auth5Link http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/Common/ViewDoc.aspx?DocRefId={127F88DC:A4-4209-A351-4308421785D5}  +
Incentive/AuthCode NY PSC Order, Case 94-E-0952  +
Incentive/AuthDtEff 1999-12-31  +
Incentive/AuthDtEnact 1999-12-31  +
Incentive/AuthLink http://www.dsireusa.org/documents/Incentives/NY02Rb.pdf  +
Incentive/Cont2Addr Agency Building 3, Empire State Plaza  +
Incentive/Cont2Dept New York State Department of Public Service  +
Incentive/Cont2Email jason.pause@dps.ny.gov  +
Incentive/Cont2Fax (518) 473-2838  +
Incentive/Cont2Name Jason Pause  +
Incentive/Cont2Phone (518) 486-2889  +
Incentive/Cont2Place Albany, New York  +
Incentive/Cont2Website http://www.dps.ny.gov  +
Incentive/Cont2Zip 12223  +
Incentive/ContAddr Agency Building 3, Empire State Plaza  +
Incentive/ContDept New York State Department of Public Service  +
Incentive/ContEmail patrick.maher@dps.state.ny.us  +
Incentive/ContFax (518) 473-2838  +
Incentive/ContName Patrick Maher  +
Incentive/ContPhone (518) 486-2574  +
Incentive/ContPlace Albany, New York  +
Incentive/ContWebsite http://www.dps.ny.gov  +
Incentive/ContZip 12223  +
Incentive/DsireLstSubModSummaryUpdt April 4, 2012  +
Incentive/DsireSyncDate 2011-04-30 18:04:55  +
Incentive/EnergyCat Renewable Energy Incentive Programs  +
Incentive/ExtDiscSwtch Not required for inverter-based systems up to 25 kW; required for all other systems  +
Incentive/ImplSector State/Territory  +
Incentive/InsurReqs Not required  +
Incentive/Name Interconnection Standards  +
Incentive/NetMtrReqd No  +
Incentive/StdAgrmnt Yes  +
Incentive/Summary New York first adopted uniform interconnec …
New York first adopted uniform interconnection standards in 1999 (see history below). The Standard Interconnection Requirements (SIR) have subsequently been amended several times since, most recently with the adoption of far reaching revisions in February 2009. Several more minor revisions necessitated by changing net metering laws have taken place since that time. Most recently, amendments were made to the SIR in March 2013 in order to simplify and expedite the interconnection application and review process, and to adopt changes made to net metering law in 2012. The SIR rules apply to systems up to two megawatts (MW) in capacity located in the service area of one of New York's six investor-owned local electric utilities: Central Hudson Gas and Electric, Consolidated Edison (Con Edison), New York State Electric and Gas, Niagara Mohawk (d/b/a National Grid), Orange and Rockland Utilities, and Rochester Gas and Electric. The SIR addresses technical guidelines for interconnection and application procedures, with two separate sets of interconnection procedures and processes. Expedited Process: As amended in 2013, systems up to 50 kW are eligible for a simplified or expedited six-step process. Systems up to 300 kW may be eligible for this provided that the inverter based system is UL 1741 certified and tested. Systems proposed to be installed in underground network areas may be required to submit additional information and may subject to a longer review process. Systems of 50 kW or less are not charged an application fee. Basic Process: All systems larger than 50 kW up to 2 MW, and systems between 50 kW and 300 kW that have not been certified and tested in accordance with UL 1741, applicants must use the basic 11-step process for interconnection. Both processes cover the initial inquiry to final utility acceptance for interconnection and include interconnection timelines, responsibility for interconnection costs, and procedures for dispute resolution. The appendices contain a standard contract and standard application forms. Utilities are also required to maintain a web-based system for providing information on the status of interconnection requests to customers and contractors. The SIR contain minimum content requirements for this information system, and also require that utilities offer a web-based application process for systems of 25 kW or less. A current list of type-tested equipment is available on the PSC's DG web site. Certified, inverter-based systems up to 25 kW are not required to have an external disconnect switch. The requirements specifically state that utilities are not permitted to require customers to purchase general liability insurance; however, the PSC does encourage distributed generation owners to purchase insurance for their own protection. <strong>History</strong><br> New York was the second state to adopt uniform interconnection standards for distributed generation (DG) systems. The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) originally adopted Standard Interconnection Requirements (SIR) for systems up to 300 kilowatts (kW) in capacity in December 1999. However, because of concerns over some of the burdensome procedural issues, the PSC amended its rules in November 2002. These changes streamlined the application process, and provided a more ordered progression for the study and review phases of the procedure. Subsequently, in November 2004 the PSC issued an order further modifying the SIR by increasing the maximum capacity of interconnected systems from 300 kW to 2 megawatts (MW) and expanding interconnection to the state's area networks, which serve parts of large, urban areas (including New York City).
ge, urban areas (including New York City).  +
Incentive/SysCapLimit 2 MW  +
Incentive/TechDsc Anaerobic Digestion + , Biomass + , CHP/Cogeneration + , Fuel Cells + , Geothermal Electric + , Hydroelectric energy + , Landfill Gas + , Microturbines + , Municipal Solid Waste + , Other Distributed Generation Technologies + , Photovoltaics + , Solar Thermal Electric + , Wind +
Incentive/Type Interconnection +
OpenEI/PageDescription Interconnection Standards: energy incentive program.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy Incentives  + , New York  + , Interconnection  +
Place New York: Energy Resources +
Website http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/All/DCF68EFCA391AD6085257687006F396B?OpenDocument  +
Categories Rules Regulations Policies Incentive Programs , Incentive with Contacts , Incentive with Authorities
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