New York

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New York was one of the first states to establish a statewide systems benefits charge to support energy efficiency and other public benefits energy programs. Programs are administered in a combination of ways — through New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and through its electric and natural gas utility companies. Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG-LI) also offers energy efficiency programs to its Long Island customers separately from the EEPS programs.

New York remains in the midst of its ambitious Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), proceeding with the the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Department of Public Service recently issuing several influential Orders and Whitepapers, including their Order Adopting a Regulatory Policy Framework and Implementation Plan, Order Authorizing Utility-Administered Gas Efficiency Programs, Order Adopting Dynamic Load Management Filings with Modification, Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Whitepaper, and Whitepaper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models. A final Order on the REV  BCA Framework was issued in early 2016, and embraced the societal cost test and non-energy benefits on a project/locational-specific basis.
Outside of the PSC and DPS, the efficiency program administrators also filed a number of important plans in 2015. The state’s investor owned utilities filed their efficiency transition implementation plans (ETIPS) and utility demonstration projects, which can be found here. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) also filed a Supplement to its Clean Energy Fund Proposal which reiterated their support for fuel-neutral investments in energy efficiency, with the PSC subsequently issuing an Order authorizing the fund in early 2016.
Is unclear whether these plans will achieve the 600 trillion BTU increase in energy efficiency by 2030 prescribed by the state's 2015 Energy Plan.

Complementary Policies
The New York Department of State set the residential energy code to 2015 IECC, with NY modifications, and its commercial code to 2015 IECC with NY modifications or ASHRAE 90.1-2013. New York remains one of the few states in the region to actively assess code compliance in order to target energy code training within the state.

Policy & Program Information

State Offices

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority
Public Service Commission

Program Administrators

New York Power Authority
Central Hudson
Con Edison
National Grid
Orange & Rockland Utilities
Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG-LI)

Additional Resources

Reforming the Energy Vision Proceeding
New York and the Clean Power Plan
State Documents and Key Info- New York 
U.S. Department of Energy
SEE Action


New York at a Glance

Direct Jobs in Energy Efficiency 69,704
Electric Program Expenditures $318.18 million
Gas Program Expenditures $128 million
Per Capita Expenditures $49.80
Annual Electric Savings 1,464,056 MWh
Electric Savings as Percent of Retail Sales 0.99%
Annual Gas Savings 27.33 million therms
Gas Savings as Percent of Retail Sales 0.32%
2015 program year data as reported to the NEEP EM&V Forum for the Regional Energy Efficiency Database (REED) and E2's Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report. Savings are expressed in net annual terms.


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