New York Expands Interconnection Standards

December 17, 2004

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) agreed on November 10 to expand electricity interconnection standards to facilitate the installation of larger on-site power generators. These new standards are designed to make it easier for customers to connect their self-generating electric service to utility facilities and supplement the power they purchase from utilities. The new interconnection standards apply to all distributed generation, regardless of the fuel used to generate electricity. The expansion will prove to be particularly beneficial for renewable technologies such as photovoltaics, small-scale wind turbines, and fuel cells. Read the PSC ruling (PDF 20 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.