Combined Heat and Power Partnership
New York System Benefits Charge
|Date Last Updated||6/7/2013|
|Policy Type||Public Benefits Fund|
|Policy Administrator/Contact Office||New York State Energy Research and Development Authority|
|Policy Initiation Date||5/20/1996|
|Policy Summary||New York's System Benefits Charge (SBC), which supports funding for CHP, was created in 1996 by the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), and it is currently administered by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The SBC supports energy efficiency, education, outreach, research and development, and low-income energy assistance.|
The SBC is a surcharge on the customer bills of New York's six investor-owned utilities. In October 2011, the PSC extended the SBC program for a five-year period (1/1/12-12/31/16) with an annual average budget of $104.7 million.
In the 2012 to 2016 SBC Plan, the objective of the CHP program is to "reduce barriers and costs and increase market penetration of CHP in New York". To achieve this goal NYSERDA will: 1) implement a pilot program to promote pre-engineered modular-based CHP systems and to break down barriers to broader use of CHP in various markets; and 2) provide performance-based payments for custom CHP systems that benefit summer peak demand periods. The SBC plan budget for these initiatives is $15 million annually.
Funding for CHP projects provided by these resources would be found under related dCHPP incentive types (e.g., loan, grant, or rebate).
|CHP Eligibility Requirements||Does Not Specify|
|Eligible Project Size (MW)||Does Not Specify|
|Minimum Efficiency Required/|
Other Performance Requirements
|Does Not Specify|