senate Bill S3872C

Requires the development of a generation attribute tracking system by the New York state energy research and development authority

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  • 08 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 3872A
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 3872B
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1220
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 25 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 25 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3872C
  • 27 / Mar / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1510
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6114C

Summary

Requires the development of a generation attribute certification and tracking system by the New York State energy research and development authority; defines generation attribute certificate.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6114C
Versions:
S3872
S3872A
S3872B
S3872C
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1851 & 1854, Pub Auth L

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BILL NUMBER:S3872C

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring
the development of a
generation attribute
tracking system by the New York state energy
research and development authority

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to prepare a tracking system for
generation attribute certificates. As New York State moves closer to
a market system in which energy is bought and sold through a
certificate mechanism, it is important to track the creation of the
energy generated. as well as when this energy is bought and sold in
the marketplace to ensure the credibility of the generation attribute
certificate market.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 1851 of the public authorities law by adding
a new subdivision 18, and amends section 1854 of the public
authorities law by adding a new subdivision 19.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation requires the New York State Energy Research and
Development Agency NYSERDA) to establish a tracking system for
generation attribute certificates, which are defined as "the
environmental, vintage and other attributes associated with the
generation of kilowatt hours and/or megawatt-hours of electrical
energy". NYSERDA will be required to consult with the Department of
Public Service in the development of this tracking system. As New
York, and the country. moves toward a market based system to
stimulate renewable energy generation, New York State must begin to
develop the infrastructure necessary to successfully monitor the sale
and trade of this commodity.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3872--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  DUANE, PARKER -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
  and  Telecommunications -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said  committee  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications in accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
  development of a generation attribute tracking system by the New  York
  state energy research and development authority

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1851 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  "GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES" SHALL MEAN THE ENVIRONMENTAL,
VINTAGE AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES ASSOCIATED WITH  THE  GENERATION  OF  KILO-
WATT-HOURS AND/OR MEGAWATT-HOURS OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY. GENERATION ATTRI-
BUTE  CERTIFICATES  SHALL  EXIST  AS A COMMODITY SEPARATE AND APART FROM
KILOWATT-HOURS AND/OR MEGAWATT-HOURS.
  S 2. Section 1854 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19. TO, ON ITS OWN OR THROUGH A QUALIFIED ENTITY,  DIRECTLY  OR  INDI-
RECTLY, AND IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE:
  (A) DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER A GENERATION ATTRIBUTE TRACKING SYSTEM THAT
RECORDS GENERATION ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION WITHIN THE STATE, AND PROCESSES
GENERATION  ATTRIBUTE  INFORMATION FROM ENERGY OUTSIDE THE STATE THAT IS
IMPORTED TO AND CONSUMED WITHIN THE  STATE,  AS  A  BASIS  FOR  CREATING
GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10062-07-1

S. 3872--C                          2

  (B) ASSIGN INITIAL OWNERSHIP OF GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES;
  (C)  PROVIDE  FOR THE TRANSFER OR CONVEYANCE, OWNERSHIP AND RETIREMENT
OF GENERATION ATTRIBUTE CERTIFICATES;
  (D) OBTAIN GENERATION, DELIVERY AND CONSUMPTION INFORMATION FROM INDE-
PENDENT SYSTEM OPERATORS,  GENERATORS,  PUBLIC  UTILITY  COMPANIES,  AND
RETAIL  LOAD-SERVING ENTITIES PRODUCING, DELIVERING OR SELLING ELECTRIC-
ITY IN THE STATE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, "ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS"
AS DEFINED UNDER SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN  OF  SECTION  TWO  OF  THE  PUBLIC
SERVICE  LAW, "COOPERATIVES" AS DEFINED UNDER SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION
TWO OF THE RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE LAW, AND ANY PUBLICLY- OR  MUNICI-
PALLY-OWNED UTILITIES, INCLUDING THE POWER AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW
YORK  AND  THE  LONG  ISLAND  POWER  AUTHORITY,  DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE
AUTHORITY TO VERIFY OR SUPPLEMENT  SUCH  GENERATION  ATTRIBUTE  TRACKING
SYSTEM;
  (E) FACILITATE PARTICIPATION IN, AND USE OF, SUCH GENERATION ATTRIBUTE
TRACKING  SYSTEM  BY  BUYERS,  SELLERS  AND  BROKERS WITH RESPECT TO THE
OWNERSHIP, TRANSFER OR CONVEYANCE, AND RETIREMENT OF  GENERATION  ATTRI-
BUTE CERTIFICATES; AND
  (F)  PERFORM  SUCH ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AS MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY BY
THE AUTHORITY TO ENSURE COOPERATION AND THE SMOOTH EXCHANGE OF  INFORMA-
TION  AMONG  AND  BETWEEN  THE  GENERATION ATTRIBUTE TRACKING SYSTEM AND
SIMILAR SYSTEMS WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE STATE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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