A Qualified Independent Party (QIP) is defined in the NYGATS Operating Rules as a reporting entity that is (1) the control area operator, interconnecting utility, scheduling coordinator, or an independent third-party meter reader and is not affiliated with the owner of the generator for which the entity is reporting; or (2) the control area operator or interconnecting utility and that is affiliated with the generator owner, but having sufficient segregation of duties such that the person performing the Qualified Independent Party duties does not have access to transfer or retire Certificates created for that generator.
Please see the Qualified Independent Party Guidelines posted on the NYGATS website for detailed guidelines and additional assistance.
Becoming a QIP in the NYGATS
Complete Account Registration Steps for Non NYISO Participant Account can be accessed here.
Documentation required when Registering as a QIP
A QIP must be assigned to projects that do not self-report and that are not reported by NYISO.
When A QIP creates a QIP account in NYGATS, the NYGATS administrator will validate that the QIP is qualified to serve as QIPs in NYGATS. The NYGATS Administrator will request an attestation letter from the QIP with the following information:
- Description of the business model
- Methodology for how the meter data is read pursuant to the guidelines
- An attestation that the projects the QIP is looking to report data for are not owned, operated or affiliated by the QIP other than to read the meters and report generation to NYGATS.
The NYGATS Administrator wants to ensure the QIP’s business model is metering/tracking generation and that they have no ownership in the project or the certificates. They should also not be a marketer or broker. Ultimately, we want to make sure they have no conflict of interest.
QIP Instruction for Reporting Generation into the NYGATS can be reviewed through the User Training Guide for Qualified Independent Party (QIP) Specific Instructions - How to Report Meter Data (Link Here)