New York energy officials have said they want to bring legions of small clean-energy units onto the grid. They want these units to function just like power plants, but cut pollution and relieve congestion on the grid.
But to make that real, they have to define the value of these values. Yesterday, they took a crack at it.
The state’s Public Service Commission yesterday approved a policy that will transform the way small energy units, like solar rooftops and home batteries, get paid. The policy aims to reward, as precisely as possible, all the unique benefits that regulators think distributed energy resources (DER) can deliver.
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