The U.S. EPA AgSTAR Program is pleased to provide interested parties information on New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA's) program opportunity notice for their Renewable Portfolio Standard Customer Sited Tier Anaerobic Digester Gas-To-Electricity Program. Approximately $57 million is being made available to support the installation and operation of anaerobic digester gas-to-electricity systems in New York. Funding is on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to $1 million is available per host site, depending on project size.

In order to participate in this program, applicants must comply with all program rules, procedures, and eligibility requirements; submit all required forms and supplemental documentation; and enter into a Standard Performance Contract Agreement with NYSERDA.

Eligibility requirements include:

• New equipment must be located at host sites owned or operated by customers who currently pay the New York State renewable portfolio standard surcharge.

• Anaerobic digester biogas-fueled electricity must be generated and used by the host site where a utility meter that is interconnected with the grid is located.


• The anaerobic digester systems must consist of commercially available technologies.

Application packages must be received by NYSERDA on or before Dec. 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, or until all funding has been fully committed, whichever comes first. PD

—From AgSTAR news alert