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System Benefits Charge (New York)
DSIRE/DtAdd 2000-01-01  +
DSIRE/Id NY07R  +
DSIRE/LstUpdt January 13, 2013  +
EZFeed/Relevant Yes  +
Incentive/Active true  +
Incentive/ApplDsc Commercial  + , Fed. Government  + , Industrial  + , Institutional  + , Local Government  + , Low-Income Residential  + , Multi-Family Residential  + , Nonprofit  + , Residential  + , Schools  + , State Government  + , Utility  +
Incentive/Auth2Code New York PSC Order (Case 94-E-0952)  +
Incentive/Auth2DtEff 2001-01-26  +
Incentive/Auth2DtEnact 2001-01-26  +
Incentive/Auth2Link http://www3.dps.ny.gov/pscweb/WebFileRoom.nsf/Web/98254B5953E8F4AC85256DF10075626B/$File/doc9157.pdf?OpenElement  +
Incentive/Auth3Code New York PSC Order (Case 05-M-0090)  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEff 2005-12-21  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEnact 2005-12-21  +
Incentive/Auth3Link http://www3.dps.ny.gov/pscweb/WebFileRoom.nsf/Web/5375707FAF2225B2852570D600700767/$File/05m0090_12_21_05.pdf?OpenElement  +
Incentive/Auth4Code New York PSC Order (Case 10-M-0547)  +
Incentive/Auth4DtEff 2011-10-24  +
Incentive/Auth4DtEnact 2011-10-24  +
Incentive/Auth4Link http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/Common/ViewDoc.aspx?DocRefId={963CCA75-76DC-4CC7-83A5-E2417D963477}  +
Incentive/Auth5Code New York PSC Order (Case 10-M-0457)  +
Incentive/Auth5DtEff 2012-09-13  +
Incentive/Auth5DtEnact 2012-09-13  +
Incentive/Auth5Link http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/Common/ViewDoc.aspx?DocRefId={0AD6EEA3-C2AA-425B-81E9-56E9BCFC932A}  +
Incentive/Auth6Code New York PSC Order (Case 10-M-0457)  +
Incentive/Auth6DtEff 2012-12-17  +
Incentive/Auth6DtEnact 2012-12-17  +
Incentive/Auth6Link http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/Common/ViewDoc.aspx?DocRefId={67EB3EAC-31A6-464B-9C74-A07FFB4E97E3}  +
Incentive/AuthCode New York PSC Opinion No. 96-12 (Cases 94-E-0952 et al.)  +
Incentive/AuthDtEff 1996-05-20  +
Incentive/AuthDtEnact 1996-05-20  +
Incentive/AuthLink http://www3.dps.ny.gov/pscweb/WebFileRoom.nsf/Web/E05EBC3E5C3E79B385256DF10075624C/$File/doc886.pdf?OpenElement  +
Incentive/Charge Annual collection targets for each utility established by the PSC  +
Incentive/ContAddr Agency Building 3, Empire State Plaza  +
Incentive/ContDept New York State Department of Public Service  +
Incentive/ContEmail john_d'aloia@dps.ny.gov  +
Incentive/ContName John D'Aloia  +
Incentive/ContPhone (518) 486-5210  +
Incentive/ContPlace Albany, New York  +
Incentive/ContWebsite http://www.dps.ny.gov  +
Incentive/ContZip 12223  +
Incentive/DsireLstSubModSummaryUpdt January 13, 2013  +
Incentive/DsireSyncDate 2011-04-30 18:16:38  +
Incentive/EnergyCat Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs  + , Renewable Energy Incentive Programs  +
Incentive/ImplSector State/Territory  +
Incentive/Name System Benefits Charge  +
Incentive/Summary New York's system benefits charge (SBC), e …
New York's system benefits charge (SBC), established in 1996 by the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), supports energy efficiency, education and outreach, research and development, and low-income energy assistance. To support the SBC program, the state's six investor-owned electric utilities collect funds from customers through a surcharge on customers' bills. The SBC program is administered by NYSERDA and funds numerous programs to improve the state's transmission and distribution infrastructure. The program goals include improving system-wide reliability and increasing peak-electricity reductions through end-user efficiency actions; improving energy efficiency and access to energy options for under-served customers; reducing the environmental impacts of energy production and use; and facilitating competition in electricity markets to benefit end-users. Individual program solicitations can be found on the [http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Funding-Opportunities.aspx NYSERDA Current Funding Opportunities] and other sections of the NYSERDA web site. Only customers that pay the SBC are eligible for assistance through the programs it funds.* The SBC has gone through several iterations since it was first created in 1996 (see history section below). The first three authorizations extended the overall program through the end of 2011. In October 2011, the PSC extended the SBC for an additional five years through December 31, 2016. The renewed authorization (SBC IV) also shifted the activities and programs away from some areas that had previously been funded by the program. For instance, to a large extent the various customer-side energy efficiency programs that existed under the Energy $mart program label now fall under the state's [http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NY19R&re=1&ee=1 Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)] although the funding mechanism for these programs is still often referred to as the SBC. The current SBC Technology and Market Development Program has an overall budget of $527.3 million. In September 2012, the PSC ordered NYSERDA (Case 10-M-0457) to distribute uncommitted funds from SBC III to various programs of the Technology and Market Development Portfolio. $10 million will be allocated to a new initiative focused on reducing the balance-of-system costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and the development of priority PV technology; $10 million for an energy storage initiative; $3 million for an Advanced Building Consortium; and $2,760,672 for a deep energy savings in commercial buildings initiative. A further funding supplement was authorized in December 2012, when the PSC reallocated roughly $86.7 million in EEPS funding (uncommitted funds and budget reductions for two programs) to support combined heat and power (CHP) and workforce development programs in SBC Technology and Market Development portfolio. Although SBC funds may be used to support renewable-energy infrastructure, the program no longer provides financial incentives for most renewable-energy systems, most of which are instead eligible for funding under the Customer-Sited Tier of the state [http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=NY03R&state=NY&CurrentPageID=1&RE=1&EE=1 renewable portfolio standard (RPS)]. However, SBC funding may be available for technologies that are ineligible for RPS funding, or for efforts that support training, education, or market development of RPS-eligible technologies. <strong>Background</strong><br> Under SBC I Initial funding totaled $234 million from 1998-2001 for energy-efficiency programs, R&D projects (including renewables), low-income energy assistance (including weatherization), and environmental disclosure activities. In January 2001, funding was expanded to $750 million total through June 30, 2006 (SBC II). In December 2005 the program was extended yet again (SBC III), bringing total 1998 - 2011 funding to $1.89 billion. In December 2010 a six month extension of the existing SBC III added roughly $90 million to this total. A full policy history of SBC I, II, and III can be found on [http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/All/58290EDB9AE5A89085257687006F38D1?OpenDocument PSC's SBC web site]. It is important to note that these budget figures are not fully reflective of total energy efficiency and renewable energy funding in New York because a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs which were formerly funded through the SBC have been shifted into the RPS and EEPS programs. <i>*Customers of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the New York Power Authority (NYPA), municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives do not qualify for incentives funded by the SBC. The NYPA and LIPA both offer separate energy conservation programs for their customers.</i>
on programs for their customers.</i>  +
Incentive/TechDsc Unspecified technologies + , Anaerobic Digestion + , Biodiesel + , Biomass + , CHP/Cogeneration + , Daylighting + , Ethanol + , Fuel Cells + , Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels + , Geothermal Electric + , Hydroelectric energy + , Landfill Gas + , Methanol + , Ocean Thermal + , Photovoltaics + , Solar Space Heat + , Solar Thermal Electric + , Solar Water Heat + , Tidal Energy + , Wave Energy + , Wind +
Incentive/TotalFund $2.48 billion (1998-2016)  +
Incentive/Type Public Benefits Fund +
Incentive/Types Energy efficiency, R&D (includes renewables), low-income assistance  +
OpenEI/PageDescription System Benefits Charge: energy incentive program.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy Incentives  + , New York  + , Public Benefits Fund  +
Place New York: Energy Resources +
Website http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/Energy-Data-and-Prices-Planning-and-Policy/Program-Planning/System-Benefits-Charge.aspx  +
Categories Rules Regulations Policies Incentive Programs , Incentive with Contacts , Incentive with Authorities
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