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New York Net-Metering Rules

Date Last Updated6/9/2014
Policy TypeNet-Metering Policy
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeNew York Public Service Commission
Policy Initiation Date2/26/2010
Policy SummaryNew York's original net-metering law, enacted in 1997 for photovoltaic systems, has been modified several times to include farm-based biogas systems up to 1 MW (A.B. 7987) and to include residential CHP systems up to 10 kW (A.B. 2442). Another modificatio
CHP Eligibility RequirementsBoth fossil-fueled and renewably-fueled CHP systems are eligible for net-metering.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Residential micro-CHP systems up to 10 kW are eligible to net-meter. Also potentially farm-based biogas CHP systems up to 1 MW, and up to 1.5 MW renewably fueled fuel cells are eligible to net-meter.
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