News and Legislative Memos
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM
S.2448-B (Maziarz) / A.6644-A (Simotas) - AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting the sale or lease and installation of commercial fuel cell electric generating equipment or the sale of electricity generated by such equipment from state sales and compensating use tax and granting municipalities the option to grant such exemption
The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) is a trade association representing companies involved in the development of electric generating facilities, the generation, sale, and marketing of electric power, and the development of natural gas facilities in the State of New York. IPPNY Member companies produce over 75 percent of New York’s electric power.
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM
- The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) today provided testimony outlining recommendations for the 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan for the state to continue to receive the investment and reliability benefits that the competitive wholesale energy markets provide. IPPNY's President & CEO Gavin J. Donohue testified this morning at a public hearing before members of the New York State Energy Planning Board that wholesale markets work for New York and should continue to be the model under which the state obtains its power supply resources.
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM
Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) is ready for the 2014 Legislative Session, highlighting its priorities to champion the competitive wholesale electricity markets in the face of sweeping changes proposed by the 2014 Draft State Energy Plan and the Public Service Commission (PSC) through the upcoming proceeding on restructuring electric distribution utilities. IPPNY’s focus includes support of policies that further the trade association’s mission of promoting fair, fully competitive electric markets in New York State for all resources and the importance of a diverse and robust electricity supply, and that of associated fuels, to maintain the state’s electric system reliability.
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM
The primary goal of the Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) is to promote fair, fully competitive electric markets in New York State.
In furtherance of this goal, IPPNY supports the following:
• Fair competition among wholesale and retail suppliers of electricity and among generators and all electric resource alternatives including renewable, fossil-fueled, nuclear, distributed energy resources, and conservation technologies;
• Regulatory certainty that enables power generators to plan for the future and finance new or repowered electric generating facilities, and ensuring consistency with the competitive energy marketplace in relation to incentives for power plant investments and for assisting communities impacted by power plant closures;
• Fair tax treatment of New York power facilities, including in the areas of property tax, the Corporate Franchise Tax, and benefits to manufacturers, as well as the continuation of previously enacted tax relief;
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM
The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) commends Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for recognizing the detrimental financial impact on New York businesses of a complicated tax structure and proposing positive changes in his 2014-2015 Budget Address. The Governor has recommended the reduction of the rate of the Corporate Franchise Tax from 7.1 to 6.5 percent as well as the partial elimination and expedited phase-out of the temporary surcharge on utility bills under Section 18-a of the Public Service Law.
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Electric Power Supply Association President and CEO John E. Shelk issued the following statement today in light of media reports and blog postings suggesting that “demand response” deserves the credit for meeting customer needs during the recent heat wave in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic:
“Make no mistake about it, the lights stayed on and air conditioners kept running for tens of millions of customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic because of the hard work and dedication of the plant employees at competitively-owned power plants and at the grid operators in ISO New England, the New York Independent System Operator, and the PJM Interconnection.
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) commends Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his nomination of Diane Burman to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC). IPPNY also congratulates Ms. Burman, whose many years of experience in state operations as Counsel at the PSC and the NYS Senate will make her another welcome addition to the PSC, along with Audrey Zibelman who was confirmed as a new Commissioner earlier this week.
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) commends Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his nomination of Audrey Zibelman to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) and for his recognition of the expertise she will bring to New York. IPPNY also congratulates Ms. Zibelman, whose many years of experience in all areas of the electric industry, especially regarding competitive markets, will make her a notable addition to the PSC.
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Gavin J. Donohue, President & CEO of the Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY), said "IPPNY supports the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors and the ongoing development of a fair and appropriate national program. New York already has seen significant environmental improvements from independent power producers over the last decade. We look forward to working with Governor Cuomo's Administration to ensure that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's allowance auction proceeds are invested further to reduce emissions from the power plant sector even more than the significant accomplishments to date through areas such as innovative carbon dioxide abatement methods and renewable and non-carbon dioxide emitting technologies."
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM
The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) today filed with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) its Brief on Exceptions in response to the Recommended Decision issued in the PSC's Article VII Transmission Line Siting proceeding on the Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc.'s (CHPE) application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct a transmission line from Canada to New York City.