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FACT SHEET: The Community Solar for Disadvantaged Communities Act

March 15, 2021

(S. 3521-A/Parker and A.3805-A/Cusick)

Cross-utility Crediting will expand solar access for more New Yorkers

If enacted, this legislation will direct the Public Service Commission (PSC) to authorize the transfer of community distributed generation (CDG) bill credits across utility service territories. This will expand CDG access so that any New Yorker served by a utility subject to PSC jurisdiction could participate in a CDG project located anywhere in New York State, enabling all New Yorkers to equally benefit from lower-cost solar, especially disadvantaged communities that lack rooftop access or larger developable sites.

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