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CDG Model – Resources and Useful Links

Jan Borchert, Current Hydro and Dana Hall, Esq.

Utility CDG Resources

Public Service Commission Links and Procedural Requirements

NYPSC VDER Docket for CDG

http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=15-E-0751

The NYPSC publishes the SIR as of October 2018 is available here

http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/96f0fec0b45a3c6485257688006a701a/dcf68efca391ad6085257687006f396b/$FILE/October%20SIR%20Appendix%20A%20-%20Final%2010-3-18.pdf

NYPSC DG website

http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/All/DCF68EFCA391AD6085257687006F396B?OpenDocument

NY DER Instructions on registering and filing are available at

http://www3.dps.ny.gov/W/PSCWeb.nsf/All/4BDF59B70BABE01585257687006F3A57?OpenDocument

ConEd CDG Procedural Requirements

https://www.coned.com/-/media/files/coned/documents/save-energy-money/using-private-generation/specs-and-tariffs/community-distributed-generation-procedural-requirements.docx?la=en

National Grid CDG Procedural Requirements

https://ngus.force.com/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=0150W00000Cpt93

NYSERDA Links

The value stack calculator is available at

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/NY-Sun/Contractors/Value-of-Distributed-Energy-Resources/Solar-Value-Stack-Calculator

NYSERDA Clean Energy Standard Eligibility and Certification Guidelines

https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Programs/Clean-Energy-Standard/Eligibility-Certification-Guidelines.pdf

Community Solar Links

NREL – A Guide to Community Solar, Utility, Private and Non-Profit Project Development

https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy11osti/49930.pdf

Business model description for utility owned, developer owned and SPE owned community solar

https://www.elevateenergy.org/programs/solar-energy/community-solar/business-models/

Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Community Solar Program Design Models 2018 version[1]

https://sepapower.org/resource/community-solar-program-designs-2018-version/

Subscription management software (not CDG-specific)[2]

https://www.subscriptiongenius.com/tour/

Community Solar Legal Considerations

Community solar and federal and general state securities and tax law considerations

https://www.publicpower.org/resource/legal-implications-community-solar-securities-and-tax-law-implications

Community Solar Legal Primer

https://solarbuilderma­­g.com/news/community-solar-legal-primer/

Example business model for a solar power co-op[3]

http://tangerinepower.com/

SPE Models

https://hub.globalccsinstitute.com/publications/guide-community-shared-solar-utility-private-and-nonprofit-project-development/special-purpose-entity-spe-models

Specific types of business entities for community projects

https://hub.globalccsinstitute.com/publications/guide-community-shared-solar-utility-private-and-nonprofit-project-development/business-formation-and-types-special-project-entities-community-shared-solar-projects

Business Structures and Financing for Energy Projects

https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f30/1_paul_schwabe_wed.pdf

Columbia University SIPA Community Solar

https://sipa.columbia.edu/file/3384/download?token=bAerBycu

General Energy Resources

How Energy Pricing Works in New York State

http://www.ippny.org/vs-uploads/PDF/1301328531_Energy_Pricing.pdf

https://callmepower.com/ny/utility

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44852.pdf

National Energy Marketers Association[4]

http://www.energymarketers.com/

The NY SolarMap[5]

https://nysolarmap.com/installing-solar/interconnection/interconnection-faq/

Hydropower Resources

Planning a Microhydro System

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/planning-microhydropower-system

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC

https://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2017/hydropower-primer.pdf


Download our full Microhydro Community DG report on our Financial Models Overview page.


[1] Since 2010, the Smart Electric Power Alliance has tracked every launched and publicly announced community solar program in the US, creating one of the nation’s most extensive repositories of community solar data.

[2] This is not CDG-specific software but focuses on subscriber management in general. They charge $149 per month for up to 5,000 subscribers. This might make sense for 360,000 kWh and upwards at half a cent per kWh cost – a facility of almost 68 kW is necessary for that.

[3] Tangerine Power, LLC, based in Washington State has created a business model for a solar power co-op and has launched the Edmonds Community Solar Cooperative

[4] National Energy Marketers Association is a national, non-profit trade association representing both leading suppliers and major consumers of natural gas and electricity as well as energy-related products, services, information and advanced technologies throughout the United States, Canada and the European Union. Potentially a good resource to find SMO and other services to assist a host looking to set up CDG.

[5] NY SolarMap has provided a useful ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ about interconnection pertaining to solar projects in New York. This information is also helpful to hydro projects considering interconnection. The responses were created with assistance from the NYS Utility Companies.


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