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Tier 2 – Maintenance Resources


To be eligible for Tier 2 Maintenance Resource support, renewable generators must:

  • Have entered commercial operation prior to January 1, 2015
  • Have had their output originally included in New York State’s baseline of renewable resources as of January 1, 2015
  • Demonstrate that the renewable energy attributes of these resources are at financial risk

Eligible generators include run-of-river hydroelectric facilities of 10 MWs or less, wind turbines, and direct combustion biomass facilities. Biomass facilities must also meet the fuel source requirements for Tier 1.

Any entity seeking Tier 2 maintenance resource eligibility for a renewable energy standard facility must submit a request to the Deputy Director of the Office of Clean Energy (OCE Deputy Director). For further criteria, please refer to the document Excerpt from Order Adopting a Clean Energy Standard [PDF].

The request may be submitted at any time through the duration of the RES Program

Office Of Markets and Innovation
Clean Energy Branch
3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223
[email protected]
(518) 473-9891 or
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(518) 486-2470