Distributed Energy Resources Frequently Asked Questions
You must sign up by August 1 to accommodate NYISO’s capacity planning year if you are currently a load modifier. See O&R’s Wholesale Value Stack and Buy Back tariffs, filed and approved under PSC Case number 22-E-0549, in P.S.C. No. 3 – Electricity under Rider N and Service Classification No. 15. Customer-generators who are currently modeled as load modifiers by the NYISO must stay through the end of the capacity year, which runs through the end of April.
For example, existing customer-generators receiving capacity credits should sign up by August 1, 2023, to be eligible for service on May 1, 2024. A new customer-generator will be eligible to participate in a NYISO aggregation once energy company interconnection, NYISO registration, and a Permission-to-Operate (PTO) have been completed.
Customer-generators may participate in any of the following NYISO distributed energy resources participation model configurations:
- Customer sells energy alone
- If selling capacity, customer must also sell energy
- If selling ancillaries, customer must also sell energy
- If selling capacity and ancillaries, customer must also sell energy
A customer-generator in any of these NYISO configurations will be considered by the NYISO as a supply resource for each capacity year. They cannot be used as a load modifier to create capacity benefits for the retail tariff programs.