Renewable Energy Standard
Tier 1 - New Renewables

The Renewable Energy Standard (RES) is one of two mechanisms 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 credits (RECs).

RECs are produced by generators using new renewable energy resources, known as Tier 1 in New York State. Learn more about Tier 1 RECs: