senate Bill S2383

Relates to the rates paid for net-metering technology

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 04 / Feb / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.26
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Feb / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.918
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6367

Summary

Relates to the rates paid for net-metering; makes the rates paid by micro-combined heat and power or fuel cell customer-generators the same as other customer-generators.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6367
Versions:
S2383
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง66-j, Pub Serv L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2383

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
the rates paid for net energy metering technology

PURPOSE: To include micro-combined heat and power and fuel cell
customer-generators in total rate reimbursement from electric
corporations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of
section 66-j of the public service law to eliminate the exclusion of
micro-combined heat and power and fuel cell customer-generators from
receiving the a credit based on same rate per kilowatt hour as
customers without on-site generation, just as other net metered
technologies currently receive.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, micro-combined heat and power and fuel cells
are credited at the utility's avoided cost for electricity produced in
excess of the customer's usage.

JUSTIFICATION: The reliability and environmental advantages of
micro-combined heat (CHP) and power and fuel cell customer-generator
technologies are proven and such technologies should be provided with
equal benefits as other renewable technologies.

Fuel cell and micro-CHP electric generating technology have many
advantages. Fuel cells and micro-CHP commonly provide power to host
facilities during power outages, enhancing storm response, and
allowing critical facilities to remain operational in such events.
The fuel flexibility of these technologies unlocks a large portfolio
of locally available fuels and the existing fuel infrastructure, which
has the potential to increase the reliability of the power system and
to keep more energy dollars in New York State. Fuel cells and
micro-CHP commonly provide power to host facilities during power
outages, enhancing storm response, and allowing critical facilities to
remain operational in such events. Fuel cells and micro-CHP are
exceptionally efficient, they can stretch available supplies of fuel,
reduce energy costs and help reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
The scalability and resiliency of fuel cells and micro-CHP makes them
suitable for a wide range of heat and power needs in electronics,
homes, offices, and factories. In addition, these technologies have a
low impact on their surroundings, with near-silent operation and low
emissions, making them suitable in locations where combustion systems
may not be appropriate. Also, fuel cells can be used in conjunction
with solar panels or wind farms to produce electricity when renewable
energy is unavailable. The high capacity factors, fuel and efficiency,
associated with these technologies make them equal or superior to
renewable technologies in the displacement of conventional fossil
generation, leading to lower air emissions, including carbon. For
these reasons, such technologies should be treated equally to
renewable technologies in determining the appropriate rates for such
technologies.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill would generate a de minimis total
annual reduction in tax liabilities.


HISTORY: New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall become a law

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

                                  2383

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

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 the rates paid
  for net energy metering technology

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  4 of section 66-j of the
public service law, as amended by chapter 355 of the laws  of  2009,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (b)  In the event that the amount of electricity produced by a custom-
er-generator during the billing period exceeds the amount of electricity
used by the customer-generator, the corporation shall apply a credit  to
the  next  bill  for service to the customer-generator for the net elec-
tricity provided at the  same  rate  per  kilowatt  hour  applicable  to
service  provided  to other customers in the same service class which do
not generate electricity onsite[, except  for  micro-combined  heat  and
power  or  fuel  cell  customer-generators,  who will be credited at the
corporation's avoided costs. The avoided cost credit provided to  micro-
combined heat and power or fuel cell customer-generators shall be treat-
ed  for  ratemaking  purposes as a purchase of electricity in the market
that is includable in commodity costs].
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07067-01-3

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