New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Compliance with Executive Order 111 Requirements to Purchase Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Executive Order 111, which was issued in June 2001, requires all State agencies and certain public authorities, including the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), to purchase a certain portion of their electricity from renewable sources (at least 10 percent by 2005 and 20 percent by 2010). The Order also directs NYSERDA to coordinate and assist State agencies and public authorities in their efforts to meet these purchasing requirements. We found that NYSERDA was in compliance with the Order, as it had already substantially exceeded the 20 percent target. We also found that NYSERDA had taken appropriate actions in assisting and coordinating the compliance efforts of others. However, we noted that certain other actions could also be taken that would provide additional assistance.

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