NYISO Launches New Solar Study
RENSSELAER, NY (06/01/2015)(readMedia)– With the use of renewable energy developing at a rapid pace, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) announced it will study the potential for growth in solar power resources to determine their impact on grid operations over the next 15 years.
While distributed energy resources include a wide range of technologies and systems, customer-sited photovoltaic (PV) is among the fastest growing segments. The New York State government initiative NY-Sun calls for the installation of more than 3,000 megawatts (MW) of customer-sited solar capacity by 2023. Under that program the state will fund approximately $150 million annually for solar PV projects.
This “behind the meter” growth in solar use-in which residents consume energy from their own source, instead of from the grid-will likely affect load forecasts, regulation requirements, and other grid operations.