Renewable Energy Standard: Tier 2 Eligibility – Maintenance Resources

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

  • Have entered commercial operation prior to January 1, 2003
  • Have had their output originally included in New York State’s baseline of renewable resources as of January 1, 2003
  • Demonstrate that the renewable energy attributes of these resources are at financial risk

Eligible generators include run-of-river hydroelectric facilities of 5 MWs or less, wind turbines, and direct combustion biomass facilities. Biomass facilities must also meet the fuel source requirements for Tier 1.

An excerpt from the Clean Energy Standard Order which provides all Tier 2 Maintenance Resource criteria is available here [PDF].