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NYSEIA Comments Regarding CBC Implementation in the Case of PV System Expansion

July 17, 2023

On July 17th, 2023, NYSEIA submitted comments to the New York Public Service Commission regarding how the Customer Benefit Contribution (CBC) should be applied in the case of a PV system expansion.

The CBC is a fixed monthly charge levied on solar projects that interconnected after January 1, 2022. NYSEIA opposed the original implementation of the CBC due to the erosive effect the CBC has on customer savings.

The Department of Public Service put forward a proposal for how the CBC should be applied uniformly by New York utilities in cases where a solar PV system that interconnected before the CBC charge went into effect is expanded.

NYSEIA opposed the retroactive imposition of the CBC on any PV capacity interconnected prior to January 1, 2023, as this would discourage PV system expansions/retrofits. NYSEIA recommends that the CBC only apply to incremental capacity installed after the effective date of the CBC.

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