Use of Auction Proceeds

NYSERDA designed and implemented a process to develop and annually update an Operating Plan which summarizes and describes the initiatives to be supported by RGGI auction proceeds. The RGGI Operating Plan is designed to strategically invest across disciplines, economy wide, in a way that supports comprehensive strategies that best advance the CO2 emission reductions goals of the State.

The Operating Plan includes:

  1. Summary of Program Benefits resulting from the entire RGGI portfolio
  2. Portfolio development criteria,
  3. Program descriptions and budgets
  4. Descriptions of the measurement, verification, and evaluation methods that will be used to judge the impacts and success of the programs, and
  5. A quantification of NYSERDA’s costs for administration and evaluation of the programs.

The most recent version of the Operating Plan can be viewed here:

Similar to other programs that NYSERDA administers, stakeholder input is important to us. On an annual basis, the Authority engages stakeholders representing the environmental community, the electric generation community, consumer benefit organizations and interested members of the general public to assist with the development of an annual update to the Operating Plan. NYSERDA seeks feedback on the design and implementation of programs described in the Operating Plan to help us maximize the effectiveness of RGGI funded programs.

Meetings concerning the development of each annual update to the Operating Plan are generally held in the Spring. A stakeholder meeting was most recently held on April 30, 2015 at the Public Service Commission hearing room in New York, NY, to discuss the Proposed RGGI Operating Plan. Materials from this meeting are listed below.

Meeting Materials

Written comments on the 2014 RGGI Operating Plan Amendment [PDF] are listed below.

Stakeholder Comments

You can find documents related to past RGGI Meetings, as well as previous versions of the RGGI Operating Plan, on the Useful Documents page.

Last Updated: 10/20/2015