2017 Renewable Energy Standard Request for Proposals

Visit the RES Solicitations page for information on NYSERDA’s largest renewable RFP to date.

Renewable Generators and Developers

The Clean Energy StandardLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. [PDF] establishes two tiers of eligible renewable energy generators under the Renewable Energy Standard (RES).

Tier 1 comprises eligible generators and developers using biogas, biomass, biofuel, fuel cell, hydroelectric, solar, tidal/ocean, and wind as energy sources which entered commercial operation on or after January 1, 2015.

Tier 2 comprises run-of-river hydroelectric facilities (of 5 MWs or less), wind turbines, and certain biomass energy sources which entered commercial operation prior to January 1, 2003. Tier 2 RES resources are known as Maintenance Resources.


Email res@nyserda.ny.gov with questions about RES Tier 1 and Tier 2 Eligibility.