New York utilities define study process for interconnection

NEW YORK–  On October 20, the New York PSC issued an order requiring  New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E) to  file documents that clearly define their methods for performing economic deliverability studies for interconnecting generators. Specifically the DPS asked for a detailed look at the process and scope for Generator Energy Deliverability Studies so that they might consider whether to approve a study methodology not only for use by NYSEG and RG&E but also for use by developers proposing renewable generation projects in other parts of the state. The Commission hopes to evaluate the information for the following purposes:

  • To assist in determining the expected operating impacts of a proposed renewable generation project as part of the decision whether to grant a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN);
  • To obtain information as to where congestion is likely to develop in the future to help direct requests for transmission studies; and
  • To consider incorporating the study results into the evaluation of projects for renewable portfolio standard (RPS) payments in the event of a new auction.

For more information search for Case 09-E-0497 on the PSC docket search website.


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