NYSERDA designed and implemented a process to develop an Operating Plan which summarizes and describes the initiatives to be supported by RGGI auction proceeds.
Similar to other programs that NYSERDA administers, the Authority has convened an Advisory Group to assist with the development of the Operating Plan. The Operating Plan is reviewed and revised on an annual basis by NYSERDA and an Advisory Group comprised of members representing the environmental community, the electric generation community and consumer benefit organizations. The Advisory Committee provides guidance on how to best use auction proceeds.
The Operating Plan includes:
- Program selection criteria,
- An anticipated schedule for implementation of the programs,
- Descriptions of the measurement, verification, and evaluation methods that will be used to judge the impacts and success of the programs, and
- 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:
Meetings concerning the development of each annual update to the Operating Plan are generally held in the Spring. A meeting of the RGGI Advisory Group was held on May 2, 2013 in New York City to discuss the Proposed RGGI Operating Plan. Meeting materials and a webcast of this meeting are listed below.
You can find documents related to the prior versions of the RGGI Operating Plan in the archive section.