Press Releases

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:06 AM
New York State Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan has appointed Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) President and CEO Gavin J. Donohue to the New York State Climate Action Council, a 22-member body currently being assembled under the recently-enacted New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The new law requires 70 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy systems by 2030, the power sector to be zero-emitting by 2040, and statewide greenhouse gas emissions to decrease by 85 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:06 PM
IPPNY President and CEO Gavin J. Donohue said, “Reaching the State’s ambitious goals will require unprecedented levels of investment in the electric system and near-complete electrification of the transportation, residential and commercial sectors. New investment will be needed in renewables, transmission, energy storage, and, most critically, power generation capable of providing reliable and dispatchable electric service during extended periods where the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine. Independent power producers look forward to working with the State to improve upon the existing competitive market structure and develop new mechanisms for attracting such investments.”
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:25 PM
The New York State Senate late last night passed the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), and the Assembly is poised to act today. This legislation was developed with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, requiring 70 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy systems by 2030 and the power sector to be zero-emitting by 2040. Importantly, the legislation allows some flexibility for the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to maintain electric system reliability, and it requires a yet-to-be-formed Climate Action Council to consult with the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), which is the entity tasked with maintaining electric system reliability.
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 4:32 PM
IPPNY President and CEO Gavin Donohue made the following statement in response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that the City is pursuing access to large-scale Canadian hydropower:
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:31 AM
With the announcement earlier this year that the Indian Point Energy Center will cease operations in 2021, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) began conducting a Deactivation Assessment to determine whether the facility's retirement will result in a reliability need for the system. The Deactivation Assessment, released today, found that New York will have enough resources available when Indian Point retires, assuming planned resources come online.
Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:12 AM
The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) has submitted testimony to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlining solutions to resolve the long-standing tension between state clean energy public policies and the competitive wholesale markets.
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:35 AM
As the New York State Senate and Assembly hold a joint hearing on the announced closure of the Indian Point Energy Center, the Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) today released a fact sheet looking at the reliability impacts of the closure, as well as possible replacement options.
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 12:39 PM
The Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) today released an informational brochure highlighting the various charges that go into New Yorkers' electric bills.
Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:58 PM
Independent Power Producers of New York President & CEO Gavin Donohue today made the following statement regarding the announcement of the closure of the Indian Point Energy Center.
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:17 AM
The Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) support Governor Cuomo's goal to create a Clean Energy Standard. A workable Clean Energy Standard must be structured in a comprehensive and inclusive manner. IPPNY calls upon the state Public Service Commission (PSC) to issue a proposal which attracts private investments and avoids passing costs directly onto ratepayers. IPPNY's ultimate level of support will be determined by the extent to which the PSC's proposal is equitable, prioritizes system reliability, protects consumers from unwarranted charges, and adheres to sound market principles.