New York Utilities Seek Further Extension To File Terms And Conditions For Green Button Connect Access
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The New York joint utilities have sought a further extension for the filing of Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions
On December 13, 2018, the New York PSC issued an Order Adopting Accelerated Energy Efficiency Targets (Order), which directed the utilities to conduct a collaborative, convened by Department of Public Service Staff (Staff), with providers of distributed energy resources to develop Green Button Connect (GBC) terms and conditions as described in the body of the Order and file a proposal on or before February 29, 2019. Staff convened the first meeting of the collaborative on February 21, 2019 and has indicated that there will be multiple working group meetings in the future. Therefore, on February 26, 2019, Staff requested an extension of time to April 29, 2019 to file the GBC terms and conditions, which was granted on February 28, 2019.
The utilities said that, "There are a number of issues associated with the development of GBC terms and conditions that are pending Commission approval in the Commission’s Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding Cyber Security Protocols and Protections in the Energy Market Place ('Cyber Security Proceeding'), including whether the terms and conditions include the Data Security Agreement that the Joint Utilities filed on February 4, 2019 that is the subject of a pending notice in the State Register."
"Given the fact that the issues before the Commission in the Cyber Security Proceeding are so integral to the development of certain GBC terms and conditions, the Joint Utilities respectfully request an extension of time to August 30, 2019 to file the GBC terms and conditions," the utilities said
"The Joint Utilities will continue to work with Staff and interested stakeholders in the interim on developing GBC terms and conditions that are unrelated to the Data Security Agreement," the utilities said