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The New York Public Service Commission on April 15 adopted a new framework governing access to energy data, aiming to better enable energy service entities (ESEs) to develop new clean energy resources, products and technologies.
The framework covers both customer usage data and utility system data, including capacity and load hosting maps. New York is in the process of creating an Integrated Energy Data Resource (IEDR), in order to manage a wider range of data, and the new framework will assist with access to some data until the IEDR is in place.
Under the new framework, the PSC would authorize ESEs to access energy usage data with permission from the customer. Anonymized and aggregated data is also included in the new framework. The data authorization process is currently managed by individual utilities, and historically has not been efficient, according to Danny Waggoner, who manages Advanced Energy Economy’s (AEE) regulatory work in New York.