Press Releases

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.
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9:29 AM
Albany, N.Y. 10/28/15 - Assemblyman James Brennan's efforts to undermine New York's competitive wholesale electricity markets to the detriment of consumers have once again failed. For the second time in as many years, the Secretary to the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has denied the Assemblyman access to confidential power sector financial and operating data redacted from annual reports which generation owners are required to provide to the PSC. The Secretary's decision protects the integrity of competitive markets and the consumers that benefit from the proper functioning of those markets.
Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:06 PM
Albany, N.Y. 9/23/15 - The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) welcomed distinguished guests to IPPNY's 30th Annual Fall Conference - Power Source: Evolution of Energy Policies and Emerging Technologies. The conference featured presentations by top New York energy officials and panel discussions on the State's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan. A clear and consistent theme developed among the speakers - competitive markets have been and should continue to be the engine by which State and federal public policy goals are met.
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 10:51 AM
Albany, N.Y. - The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) today presented testimony before the New York State Assembly Committee on Energy on the future of renewable energy development programs in New York once the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) expires at year's end. IPPNY's Members strongly believe that the future success of renewables in New York largely hinges on the degree to which market signals and competition between private power producers determine investment.
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:20 PM
Albany, N.Y. - The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY), the Alliance for a Clean Energy New York (ACENY), the Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) and the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (NY AREA) call upon the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to reject the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) proposal to allow utility ownership of large-scale renewable energy projects. Fifteen years ago, New York made a revolutionary move away from a vertical market power structure where private investors could not compete with utility projects whose costs are guaranteed by captive ratepayers. IPPNY strongly opposes NYSERDA's proposal as it would be a major step backward from years of PSC policy protecting ratepayers by supporting robust competitive electricity markets through the prohibition of utility-owned generation facilities.
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 4:06 PM
Albany, N.Y. - Today, the Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) welcomes distinguished guests to celebrate New York's 15th year of restructured energy markets at IPPNY's 29th Annual Spring Conference and Showcase! In recognition of this significant milestone and the success of competitive wholesale energy markets, today's conference features a panel discussion by former Chairs and Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the evolution of wholesale energy markets over the past two decades and the challenges FERC faced during those times.
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:11 PM
Albany, N.Y. 2/11/15 - Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) is ready to champion the successes of competitive wholesale electricity markets during the 2015 Legislative Session. With the ongoing Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding and Governor Cuomo's 2015 Opportunity Agenda containing provisions that would affect the power sector, IPPNY's focus will be to highlight the tremendous benefits competitive wholesale electricity markets have brought to New York, as well as to support policies that further the trade association's mission of promoting fair, fully competitive electricity markets in New York State.
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:02 PM
Senator Charles Schumer's proposed legislation to hamstring the proper functioning of New York's energy markets undermines current and future investment in the State and jeopardizes system reliability. The Senator is wrongly attempting to defund the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) oversight of the State's Lower Hudson Valley capacity zone, which was appropriately adopted to ensure adequate generating resources are available to provide energy to the part of the State with the highest energy demands.
Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:07 PM
The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY), Pace Energy and Climate Center, and Environmental Advocates of New York call on New York State to regularly and adequately fund large-scale renewable energy projects. This year's extremely cold winter, coupled with high natural gas prices, have reinforced the need for further development of energy diversity within New York's power supply. Regular and ongoing investments in the renewable energy sector will help meet this need, while also delivering substantial economic and environmental benefits to all New Yorkers.
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.