WHO WE ARE
The Joint Utilities are comprised of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (“Con Edison”), New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid (“National Grid”), Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. Together, the Joint Utilities provide electric service to over 13 million households, businesses, and government facilities across New York State.
Under New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) strategy, as stated by the New York Department of Public Service, “New York is actively spurring clean energy innovation, bringing new investments into the State and improving consumer choice and affordability. In its role, the PSC is aligning markets and the regulatory landscape with the overarching state policy objectives of giving all customers new opportunities for energy savings, local power generation, and enhanced reliability to provide safe, clean, and affordable electric service.” The Joint Utilities are committed to good-faith participation in the REV process and full compliance with PSC regulatory initiatives arising from REV.
On February 26, 2015, as part of the REV initiative, the Public Service Commission (PSC) issued its Track I Order, which requires each utility, as a Distribution System Platform (DSP) Provider, to file a Distributed System Implementation Plan (DSIP). On October 15, 2015, the PSC staff issued proposed guidance for filing these DSIPs, which included a requirement “that a Supplemental DSIP be filed jointly by the utilities.” The Joint Utilities of New York filed the Supplemental DSIP on November 1, 2016, and most recently filed their Individual DSIPs in June 2020 to provide information specific to each utility’s unique progress, challenges, and next steps in implementation.
The DSIP guidance also stated that “Staff expects a stakeholder engagement process that includes focused technical conferences and discussions to allow each subject area to be appropriately vetted.” The Joint Utilities of New York strongly agree with the importance of engaging stakeholders in order to address DSIP issues. Learn more about 2020 stakeholder engagement efforts.