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Comments in Support of Multiple Saving Rates for Community Solar

January 16, 2024

On January 16, 2024, New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) and the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) filed joint comments in support of the Joint Utilities' proposal to implement multiple saving rates for community distributed generation (CDG) net crediting projects. Multiple saving rates are critical for allowing all CDG projects to provide deeper savings to low-income subscribers. Multiple saving rates will also help future-proof CDG projects by enabling CDG providers to offer the current "going rate" to subscribers who may be enrolled in an older project due to customer turnover/churn. NYSEIA's comments recommend that the Public Service Commission (PSC) direct New York's utilities to:

  • Enable multiple saving rates for CDG net crediting projects within 6 months of a PSC order;

  • Not artificially limit the number of saving rates;

  • Allow monthly updating of saving rates, along with CDG credit allocation adjustments;

  • Build multiple saving rates functionality on top of an automated crediting system, but accelerate the implementation of both;

  • Allow more than one anchor subscriber to opt-out of net crediting; and

  • Enable customer saving rates to include one decimal place (e.g. 7.5%) rather than limiting customer discount to a whole percentage point.

Click "READ MORE" to view NYSEIA and CCSA's full comments

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