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OPTION 3a: Capacity & Energy - Low Risk

Capacity & Energy - Low Risk incorporates the NYISO's Special Case Resources Program (SCR). Capacity programs are a key component to keep electric power flowing in New York State, especially during periods of high electric demand.

The Capacity & Energy – Standard Option is a partnership between NYPA, the state's businesses, Con Ed, and the NYISO. This option is appropriate for customers throughout New York State with the capability of providing load reductions for payment during the summer, the winter, or throughout the year.

Participants in this option that are located in Con Edison service territory may also be eligible to participate in Con Ed's Distributed Load Relief Program and have the potential to earn additional bonus incentive payments.

Option 3a

Minimum KW


Minimum of 10 kW (must be measurable) and
Maximum 20 MW

Curtailment method

On-site generation and/or interruptible loads


Generators require proper permitting by NYS DEC and applicable local permitting requirements


New York State

Curtailment period

January 1st – December 31st, any day, any hours, customers can enroll based on Summer (May-October) and Winter (November-April) capability periods.

  1. Capacity Payments: For the facility's pledged capacity, 85% of the average NYISO Monthly auction clearing price for each month enrolled.
  2. Energy Payments: For verified performance by the facility during an Event the greater of $0.50/kWh or 100% of the market price during each hour of the event. The customer will also be paid 100% of the market price for participating in the mandatory one-hour tests.
  3. Bonus Payments: If participating facility is in Con Ed service territory, may be eligible for participation in Con Ed's Distributed Load Relief Program (DLRP). Additional payments can range from $2-5/kW-month depending on the facility's location and participation.

    Payment will be made at the end of each capability period, provided that NYPA has been paid by or received a credit from NYISO and/or Con Ed.

Two hour notification of activation with a 21-hour day-ahead advisory alert


Unlimited - at minimum, one-hour test in each 6-month capability period

  • Min. = 1 Hour
  • Max. = Unlimited
DERATING If the participant is unable to reduce its full committed amount during four consecutive hours of all events (plus the mandatory one-hour test), it may be subject to a derating adjustment, which could limit the potential capacity payment in future Capability Periods.

No Penalties




Review of hourly interval metering
data will validate performance

Required Equipment

Installed integrated hourly metering device

Cost of Equipment

Participant is responsible for cost of installation of metering equipment (if necessary)

Option 3b - Capacity & Energy - High Yield



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