New York Energy Policy Institute Project
The New York Energy Institute Project report [PDF] explores the establishment of a New York Energy Policy Institute (NYEPI) designed to bring together the knowledge-base and expertise found at New York’s public and private institutions of higher education to provide analysis, insights, and guidance to State decision makers on important energy technology and policy issues. This report contains three key elements:
- Directory of institutions and faculty conducting energy-related research in New York State;
- An analysis of existing state and federal models that involve the use of academicians to support energy and environmental policy decision making; and,
- Recommendations for establishing an entity such as NYEPI in New York State.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resource Development Potential in New York State - Final Report - August 2003
Volume One: Summary Report [PDF]
NYSERDA commissioned this study of the long-range potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to displace fossil-fueled electricity in New York. The study examined the potential available from existing and emerging efficiency technologies and practices to lower end-use electricity requirements in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The study also estimated renewable electricity generation potential from biomass, fuel cells, hydropower, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, solar, and wind. The study assessed New York's efficiency and renewable potential over three time horizons: five years (through 2007), 10 years (through 2012), and 20 years (through 2022).
NYSERDA paper on Renewable Portfolio Standard - February 2003
Pursuant to the objective in the 2002 State Energy Plan (page 1-39), NYSERDA has undertaken a preliminary investigation into the feasibility of establishing a Statewide renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for electricity generation, and how an RPS might harmonize with a restructured and competitive electricity market and the goals from planned State actions to promote renewable energy development. The results of this preliminary investigation are included in this paper on Renewable Portfolio Standard. [PDF]
Electric Reliability Study - December 2000
In addition, the Energy Planning Board prepared a Report on the Reliability of New York's Electric Transmission and Distribution Systems [PDF] at the request of the State Legislature. The report, issued in December 2000, examines how the reliability of the transmission and distribution systems would be affected by several factors now and in the future.