NYS record set for behind-the-meter solar production
RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – About 750 megawatts (MW) of new behind-the-meter (BTM) solar facilities over the past year helped the state set a new record for BTM solar production. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) reported the new record Tuesday and said clear skies, bright sun, cool temperatures, and leafless trees could mean more BTM records are coming for the spring.
The NYISO estimates that BTM solar production reached a record of 2,328 MW during the noon hour on March 22. Read full article at Local SYRThis shattered the previous record of 2,034 MW of solar power, which was reached on April 23, 2021. The state’s total BTM solar capacity is estimated at just under 3,500 MW.
When estimated BTM solar production hit 2,328 MW on March 22, the total bulk power system load was 15,167 MW. The energy provided by BTM solar reduces the amount of load served by the bulk power system. Without those BTM resources, the total bulk power system load would have been about 17,500 MW.