Respond to NYSERDA's funding petition.

The PSC is currently considering a petition filed on June 5, 2020 by NYSERDA to implement the proposed Clean Energy Resources Development and Incentives Program - also called the Build-Ready Program -- to facilitate the development of renewable generation in New York. As part of the Build-Ready Program, NYSERDA also proposes new initiatives to foster and encourage local understanding of the importance of renewable energy and the value that it can bring to local communities, including environmental justice as a key consideration of such initiatives. Comments will be accepted until August 24, 2020.

Statutory Language: 

AREGCBA § 6  adds new Public Authorities Law Title 9-B  §1904(2): "Without limiting the foregoing, the authority shall submit a  petition or other appropriate filing to the commission describing the activities  it  has taken and plans to undertake in furtherance of the policy embodied in this title. Such filing may include a request for funding to allow such activities to proceed promptly and for a period of  at  least five  years  from the date of the order responding to such petition. The commission shall, in accordance with and as promptly as authorized  by existing  law  and  regulation  but  in  no  event more than four months following the submission of the petition, issue an order  responding  to such  petition subject to any necessary and reasonable limitations based on the public service law."