senate Bill S5443

Amended

Relates to net energy metering standards for non-residential customers

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 23 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1074
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED 5443A
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7765A

Summary

Relates to definitions pertaining to net energy metering standards for non-residential customers.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7765
Versions:
S5443
S5443A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง66-j, Pub Serv L

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BILL NUMBER:S5443

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public service law, in relation to net energy metering
standards for non-residential customers

SUBJECT AND PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is include fuel cell
generating equipment sited by non-residential electrical customers
into the state's net electrical metering laws.

SUMMARY AND DESCRIPTION OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would allow
non-residential electric customers who own, lease or operate fuel
cell generating equipment at their premises to participate in net
energy metering in a similar manner to residential customers who
generate electricity from such devices.

JUSTIFICATION:
Under this legislation New York will expand on its
pioneering net energy metering law by allowing non-residential
customers who operate fuel cells to participate. Energy intensive
businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations that own
or lease fuel cells would benefit from producing all or a portion of
their energy from these emerging technologies. Currently in
California dozens of large electric users-including several Fortune
500 companies-that own or lease large scale fuel cells are
participating in that state's net energy metering program. If allowed
in New York, energy intensive operations such as data centers,
hospitals and universities would be able meet or exceed their energy
needs with fuel cells while transmitting excess electricity back to
the grid. Crucial to New York's clean energy priorities is a net
energy metering program that includes proven technologies that
reliably produce electricity with zero or reduced emissions of
nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, mercury and carbon dioxide.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  5443

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to net energy meter-
  ing standards for non-residential customers

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs (iv) and (v) of paragraph (a) of  subdivision
1  of  section 66-j of the public service law, as amended by chapter 355
of the laws of 2009, are amended and a new subparagraph (vi) is added to
read as follows:
  (iv) a residential customer of an electric corporation who owns, leas-
es or  operates  micro-combined  heat  and  power  generating  equipment
located  on the customer's premises; [and] (v) a residential customer of
an electric corporation who owns, leases or operates fuel cell  generat-
ing  equipment located on the customer's premises[.]; AND (VI) A NON-RE-
SIDENTIAL CUSTOMER OF AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION WHO OWNS, LEASES OR  OPER-
ATES  FUEL  CELL GENERATING EQUIPMENT LOCATED AND USED AT THE CUSTOMER'S
PREMISES.
  S 2. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 of  section  66-j  of  the  public
service  law, as added by chapter 355 of the laws of 2009, is amended to
read as follows:
  (g) "Fuel cell electric generating equipment" means, IN THE CASE OF  A
RESIDENTIAL  CUSTOMER,  a solid oxide, molten carbonate, proton exchange
membrane or phosphoric acid fuel cell with a combined rated capacity  of
not more than ten kilowatts that is manufactured, installed and operated
in accordance with applicable government and industry standards, that is
connected  to the electric system and operated in parallel with an elec-
tric corporation's transmission and distribution facilities, and that is
operated in compliance with any standards and  requirements  established
under  this  section;  OR  IN  THE CASE OF A NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11631-01-1

S. 5443                             2

SOLID OXIDE, MOLTEN CARBONATE, PROTON EXCHANGE  MEMBRANE  OR  PHOSPHORIC
ACID  FUEL CELL WITH A COMBINED RATED CAPACITY OF ANY SIZE THAT IS MANU-
FACTURED, INSTALLED AND OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH  APPLICABLE  GOVERN-
MENT  AND  INDUSTRY  STANDARDS, THAT IS CONNECTED TO THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM
AND OPERATED IN PARALLEL WITH AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION'S TRANSMISSION AND
DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES, AND THAT IS OPERATED  IN  COMPLIANCE  WITH  ANY
STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED UNDER THIS SECTION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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