New York Issues Final Order for Interconnection Standards

November 15, 2004

In November 2004, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a final order that revised the state's rules on interconnection standards for distributed generation projects. As part of an ongoing review of the requirements, substantive revisions were proposed and adopted in 2002 and 2003. Further review process in 2003 yielded changes that consist primarily of an increase in the upper capacity threshold from 300 kW to 2 MW, the adoption of an Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) standard for equipment certification, and the extension of the applicability beyond only radial distribution systems to also now include network distribution systems. The PSC also issued an order that establishes gas transportation rates for distributed generation project owners.

For more information, read the final order (PDF 311 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.

Source: November 14 edition of "IREC E-Newsletter"