Support for NY REV Track 1: Distributed Energy Resources
The New York Public Service Commission has undertaken an ambitious initiative to improve system efficiency, empower customer choice, and encourage greater penetration of clean generation and efficiency technologies. Called the Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, or REV, this case is proceeding on two tracks. The focus of Track One is one the role of utilities in promoting distributed energy resources. On behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Synapse reviewed the Commission’s initial framing document for Track One and provided comments on the role of distribution service providers (DSP) in preserving energy efficiency, distributed generation, and demand response programs. Synapse also reviewed potential DSP interactions with NY ISO and the need to provide consistent treatment of value streams between retail programs and wholesale markets.
Synapse is currently assisting NRDC with Track Two issues.