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New York Renewable Portfolio Standard

Date Last Updated11/19/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
State/FederalNY
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeNew York Public Service Commission
Policy Initiation Date9/1/2004
Policy SummaryNew York's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) includes CHP as an eligible resource. There are two tiers used to meet the RPS:
  • Main Tier: eligible resources include methane digesters and other forms of biomass, liquid biofuels, fuel cells, hydroel
CHP Eligibility RequirementsRenewably-fueled CHP is eligible under the Main Tier; Digester gas-fueled CHP and fuel cell CHP using any type of fuel are eligible under the Customer Sited Tier (CST).
Eligible Project Size (MW)CHP systems >50 kW.
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
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