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Tier 1 - New Renewables


The Renewable Energy Standard (RES) is a mechanism enacted by the Clean Energy Standard to help New York State reach its ambitious clean energy goals and transition toward a low carbon energy system. The RES requires utilities and other load serving entities in the State to procure Tier 1 renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Tier 1 RECs are produced by generators using new renewable energy resources that entered commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015.

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