senate Bill S1539

Requires utility corporations and entities to submit an annual report to the public service commission, the legislature, the executive and the chairman of the state

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Summary

Requires utility corporations and entities to submit an annual report to the public service commission, legislature, the executive, and the chairman of the state energy planning board detailing energy metering production, including the number of customer-generators, the type of power producing the energy and the amount of output from each customer-generator.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1539
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง66-n, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1765A
2009-2010: S1660A

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BILL NUMBER:S1539

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility
corporations and entities to submit an annual report to the public
service commission, the legislature, the executive and the chairman of
the state energy planning board
detailing energy metering
production

PURPOSE:
In order to assess the landscape of current renewable energy use in
New York State, this bill requires utility corporations and energy
providing entities to annually report to policy makers the exact
types, locations, and energy outputs of net metered energy produced
in their service territories.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation adds a new section, 66-n, to the public service law.

JUSTIFICATION:
In order for policy makers to guide and enhance the use of renewable
resources in New York State, we must first understand and analyze the
states current use of on-site generation. This bill requires
utilities and energy providing entities to report annually to the
legislature and the Public Service Commission detailing the net
energy metering and interconnection between the utility and
customer-generators, the type of on-site generators (renewable
sources), and the net amount of energy they produce.

Currently, there is no system of reporting in place to monitor the
rate of renewable installation, the interconnection of these systems
with their provider's grids, and the amount of power being sold back
to the utility corporations and distributed within their service
territory. This bill would require such reporting.

Any attempt to develop comprehensive renewable energy policy without
first getting a realistic analysis of New York States' current
renewable portfolio is likely to lead to scattershot, uninformed and
myopic decisions.

New York State has the opportunity and the obligation to lead the
country in the shift toward use of renewable resources. This bill is
a requisite first step toward the development of sound and calculated
government policy designed to achieve that end.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-2012: Referred to Energy and Telecommunications; Amended and
recommitted to Energy and Telecommunications print number 1765A.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1539

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- 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 requiring utility
  corporations  and  entities  to  submit an annual report to the public
  service commission, the legislature, the executive and the chairman of
  the state energy planning board detailing energy metering production

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

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
66-n to read as follows:
  S 66-N. REPORTING TO THE COMMISSION, THE  LEGISLATURE,  THE  EXECUTIVE
AND  THE  CHAIRMAN  OF THE STATE ENERGY PLANNING BOARD BY UTILITY CORPO-
RATIONS AND ENTITIES. 1.   ANY UTILITY CORPORATION  OR  ENTITY  ENTERING
INTO CONTRACTS OR ENGAGING IN THE SALE OR TRADE OF ENERGY METERING SHALL
FILE  WITH THE COMMISSION, THE LEGISLATURE, THE EXECUTIVE AND THE CHAIR-
MAN OF THE STATE ENERGY PLANNING BOARD AN ANNUAL REPORT AT  A  TIME  AND
COVERING  THE YEARLY PERIOD FIXED BY THE COMMISSION DETAILING THE ENERGY
METERING AND INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN THE UTILITY AND THEIR CUSTOMER-GEN-
ERATORS, THE TYPE OF GENERATING EQUIPMENT PRODUCING AND PROVIDING ENERGY
TO THE UTILITY CORPORATION OR ENTITY,  AND  THE  NET  AMOUNT  OF  ENERGY
PRODUCED BY EACH CUSTOMER-GENERATOR.  SUCH REPORT SHALL CONTAIN INFORMA-
TION  DETAILING  THE  AMOUNT  OF  DISTRIBUTED  ENERGY SOURCES WITHIN THE
SERVICE TERRITORY OF ANY UTILITY CORPORATION  OR  ENTITY  ENTERING  INTO
CONTRACTS  OR ENGAGING IN THE SALE OR TRADE OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SOURC-
ES, THE ANNUAL AMOUNT OF ENERGY PRODUCED BY SUCH RESOURCES, THE TYPE  OF
FUEL  USED, AND INFORMATION ON BACKUP FUEL SYSTEMS. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE
DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO THE CHAIR OF  THE  CORPORATIONS,  AUTHORITIES  AND
COMMISSIONS  COMMITTEE  IN THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, THE RANKING MINORITY
MEMBER OF THE CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS COMMITTEE IN THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04234-01-3

S. 1539                             2

SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR  OF  THE  ENERGY  AND  TELECOMMUNICATIONS
COMMITTEE  IN  THE SENATE, THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE ENERGY AND
TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE IN THE SENATE,  THE  CHAIR  OF  THE  ENERGY
COMMITTEE  IN  THE  ASSEMBLY,  THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE ENERGY
COMMITTEE IN THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY  SUBCOMMIT-
TEE  IN  THE  ASSEMBLY  AND THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE RENEWABLE
ENERGY SUBCOMMITTEE IN THE ASSEMBLY.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "CUSTOMER-GENERATOR"  SHALL  MEAN
ANY  CUSTOMER  CLASS OF A UTILITY CORPORATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL, THAT IS INTERCONNECTED  TO  THE  ELECTRIC
GRID SYSTEM AND IS PRODUCING ENERGY ON SITE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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