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NYSERDA Generator Rebate

July 10, 2009


NYSERDA have increased their rebates for gen-sets located in Con Ed service territories from $160./kW to $200./kW.

Here is what the PM wrote me in this regard:


“The incentives you are referencing ($600/kW) are for a Combined Heat and Power projects, not gen sets used in response the NYISO’s ICAP/SCR program.  On page 8 of the document for the EFP there are incentives ($200/kW) listed for emergency/backup generators that are registered with the NYISO’s ICAP/SCR program.  These incentives require new generators to meet the most recent federal manufacturers New Source Performance Standards for emissions criteria.  Existing generators must emit less than 7.5 g/bhp-h of NOx.  or DEC regulations that may supersede this requirement.  These generators must be properly permitted and run only for emergency purposes or NYISO/SCR events.

“Senior Project Manager”

EPA Tier 3 emissions requirements apply to generators under 750 horsepower, and Tier 2 apply to those over 750 hp. Those are the NYSERDA guidelines; Cummins makes generators which meet the guidelines.

The bottom line: based on conservative construction cost estimates which we run for real projects, those nice folks at NYSERDA and Con Ed are giving customers 30% of the capital cost for generator projects. They calculate that rebating distributed generation is cheaper than upgrading transmission infrastructure.

Customers will also realize cash flow from the NYISO programs referenced.


Lance is in second place, 0.00 behind, as they head into the mountain stages. Today’s stage is a series of ascents and descents in peloton. During uphill time trials, cyclist ouput average .39 kW, or 1/2 hp.