Governor Cuomo received kudos from the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) for signing new legislation which will make it easier for New Yorkers to add on-site renewable energy production systems.
Thanks to the Chairman of the Senate Energy committee, George Maziarz in conjunction with the Energy Committee Chairman of the New York State Assembly Kevin Cahill and the Assembly bill sponsor Marcus Crespo legislation allowing for remote net metering was passed in both houses earlier in the year. This legislation paves the way for farms and other non-residential energy users who decide to install renewable energy systems to not be forced to have that system directly and physically connected to the site where the energy is used. No matter where that system is physically located the customer will receive a billing credit for whatever energy is produced. The law also covers customers who have multiple electric meters.
“Governor Cuomo’s signing of this legislation is an important step forward in continually improving and expanding the opportunities for New York to build its clean energy economy, and we commend and appreciate his endorsement,” said Carol E. Murphy, Executive Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York. “The ability to remotely net meter is essential in making renewable energy a viable option for customers whose energy resource may not be located directly adjacent to where electricity is used. We see this scenario with farms, municipalities, and school districts, and those are just the types of customers who can particularly benefit from having greater control over energy costs via an on-site renewable energy system.”