|NYSERDA CEO John Rhodes addressed WADE DistribuGen conference attendees at the Awards Luncheon. Rhodes explained the business-friendly activities conducted by NYSERDA and how those activities are creating projects and new market opportunities throughout New York state|
The State of Texas has proposed changes to address with whom an electric utility will execute the Agreement for Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation. The changes are proposed in light of the fact that certain types of distributed generation may be owned or operated by parties other than the utility’s end use customer. As proposed, the changes would not allow any third-party owner or operator of DG systems to sign the IA and manage the requirements contained in the document. Many distributed generation developers and third party operators believe that these changes would cause end users and site owners to decide against installing distributed generation systems for fear of the responsibilities and complexities in the IA agreement. The Cogeneration Industries Council has submitted comments to keep the third parties in the IA process since many energy consumers seek the energy security, resiliency and reliability associated with DG systems but do not want to become operators due to lack of expertise and other factors. The CIC insists that having various interconnection agreement options will allow all customers to consider a wide range of DG systems and ownership scenarios. For more information about the CIC or the IA comments contact email@example.com or 512 705 9996.
|Lifetime Achievement Award winner the Honourable Dick Ottinger (left) and Project Excellence Award winner John Bradley, NYU (right) share a moment after the DistribuGen Conference Award Luncheon|
|Attendees to the conference on a tour of the Whole Foods Market located in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighbourhood, one of the most energy-efficient supermarkets in the US|
|Tour of the CHP facility at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown|
At WADE’s DistribuGen Conference, industry and government leaders and experts on energy were polled for their views and opinions on the market for decentralised energy. As indicated below, the results are highly encouraging: