New York Energy Policy Institute Project
The New York Energy Institute Project report [PDF] explores the establishment of a New York Energy Policy Institute (NYEPI) designed to bring together the knowledge-base and expertise found at New York’s public and private institutions of higher education to provide analysis, insights, and guidance to State decision makers on important energy technology and policy issues. This report contains three key elements:
- Directory of institutions and faculty conducting energy-related research in New York State;
- An analysis of existing state and federal models that involve the use of academicians to support energy and environmental policy decision making; and,
- Recommendations for establishing an entity such as NYEPI in New York State.
NYSERDA paper on Renewable Portfolio Standard - February 2003
Pursuant to the objective in the 2002 State Energy Plan (page 1-39), NYSERDA has undertaken a preliminary investigation into the feasibility of establishing a Statewide renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for electricity generation, and how an RPS might harmonize with a restructured and competitive electricity market and the goals from planned State actions to promote renewable energy development. The results of this preliminary investigation are included in this paper on Renewable Portfolio Standard. [PDF]
Electric Reliability Study - December 2000
In addition, the Energy Planning Board prepared a Report on the Reliability of New York's Electric Transmission and Distribution Systems [PDF] at the request of the State Legislature. The report, issued in December 2000, examines how the reliability of the transmission and distribution systems would be affected by several factors now and in the future.