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Government Affairs Albany Update

June 17, 2005

Legislative Update on Major Issues

The following is a quick update on major issues The Council is working on. For questions or further details, contact the appropriate staff person at (518)465-7511.

Legislative Update as of June 17th

NYISO Hosts Wind Power Workshop

The New York Independent System Operator will host a one-day Wind Power Interconnection Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, June 27 at the New York State Nurses Association in Latham.

Directions to NYSNA

The conference is open to those who have applied - or plan to apply - to build wind power projects in New York State, as well as to developers of other types of projects. Officials from the NYISO will explain the interconnection study process and address all details that pertain to connecting wind generation projects to the power grid.

While there is no charge for this program, you must register by noon, Wednesday, June 22. The workshop will be available online by "listen only" Webex for those who cannot attend in person.

Click Here for more information, or contact NYISO Conference Planner, Debbie Doyle at (518)356-6274, or

NYSERDA Seeks Proposals

NYSERDA is seeking proposals to study the feasibility of implementing Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and renewable generation in New York State. As part of determining the feasibility of implementing a system, successful applicants may use funds to investigate the sale or distribution of excess energy. NYSERDA will cost-share up to $50,000 of the cost of selected Technical Assistance Studies performed by an independent Service Provider. Applications are due November 30, 2005.

To receive the full solicitation, including program requirements and instructions for preparing an application, visit the NYSERDA web site, and scroll down to PON 932.

You may submit your request in writing to Joanna Gomez, at PON 932, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399.