senate Bill S369

Amended

Authorizes tenants to request the installation of smart or advanced meters

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 30 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 30 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 369A

Summary

Authorizes tenants to request the installation of smart or advanced meters where the building they occupy is being converted to an electric or gas meter that measures usage of any end-use customer of electricity or gas services.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S369
S369A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 23 ยงยง23-101 & 23-102, Energy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S6936
2009-2010: A9393

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S369

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the energy law, in relation to the installation of smart or
advanced meters

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to provide tenants in buildings
that are undergoing metering conversions from master meters to
submeters the option of having a smart or advanced meter installed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends the energy law by adding a new article 23.

JUSTIFICATION:
Smart or advanced meters are able to assess real time
pricing data, record kilowatt hour usage in the tenant's apartment,
and communicate with household appliances to reduce usage during peak
hours.
These meters enhance energy conservation and efficiency, reduce
electrical consumption and save ratepayers money on their electric
bills.

This legislation enables tenants in a residential building that is
undergoing a meter conversion from a single master meter to a system
of submeters to request that a smart or advanced meter be installed
in their apartment. While this bill gives the tenant the right to put
in the smart or advanced meter, the tenant will be responsible for
cost of the equipment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: A.296 Referred to Energy
2012: S.6936 Referred to Energy and Telecommunications

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   369

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to the installation of smart
  or advanced meters

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

  Section 1. The energy law is amended by adding a  new  article  23  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 23
                           RESIDENTIAL ENERGY
SECTION 23-101. DEFINITIONS.
        23-102. SMART OR ADVANCED METERS.
  S 23-101. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING
WORDS AND PHRASES SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1.  "MASTER  METER."  A METER THAT MEASURES ENERGY USAGE IN A BUILDING
OCCUPIED BY MORE THAN ONE TENANT USING A COMMON UTILITY METER.
  2. "SMART METER" OR "ADVANCED METER." A METERING DEVICE THAT  HAS  THE
FOLLOWING CAPABILITIES:
  (A)  IS  COUPLED  WITH AN IN-HOME DISPLAY DEVICE THAT CAN DISPLAY REAL
TIME USAGE OR DEMAND AND REAL TIME PRICING IN USEFUL COMPARISONS INCLUD-
ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MEANS SUCH AS SIDE BY SIDE BAR GRAPHS OR  COLOR
CODED SYSTEMS THAT REFLECT CHANGING UTILITY DEMAND AND PRICING;
  (B)  RECORDS,  STORES  AND  INTERPRETS KILOWATT PER HOUR USER RATES IN
ONE-HALF HOUR INTERVALS;
  (C) COMMUNICATES REAL TIME PRICING THRESHOLDS TO  HOME  APPLIANCES  TO
REDUCE  APPLIANCE  USAGE AS DETERMINED BY THE RATEPAYER OR IN AGREEMENTS
WITH AN ENERGY PROVIDER;
  (D) READS REMOTELY OR  RECEIVES  DATA  FROM  A  COMMUNICATION  SYSTEM,
INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERNET, WIRELESS FIDELITY NETWORK,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02478-01-3

S. 369                              2

BROADBAND OVER POWER LINE, POWER LINE  CARRIER,  ETHERNET,  PHONE  LINE,
WIRELESS CELL PHONE LINE OR RADIO FREQUENCY;
  (E) STORES USAGE DATA UP TO THREE MONTHS;
  (F) DETECTS A LOSS OF POWER TO A CUSTOMER WITH IMMEDIATE COMMUNICATION
OF SUCH LOSS TO THE ENERGY PROVIDER; AND
  (G) PROVIDES ANALYSIS ON DATA SUCH AS HISTORICAL CONSUMPTION PATTERNS,
UTILIZATION  RATES,  POWER OUTAGES, PEAK DEMAND TIMES AND POWER REQUIRE-
MENTS, COSTS PER KILOWATT HOUR, PRICING, AND USAGE HISTORY.
  S 23-102. SMART OR ADVANCED METERS. 1. TENANTS OF  RESIDENTIAL  RENTAL
BUILDINGS  MAY  REQUEST  THAT  A SMART OR ADVANCED METER BE INSTALLED IN
CASES WHERE THE BUILDING THEY OCCUPY IS BEING CONVERTED  FROM  A  MASTER
METER  TO  AN  ELECTRIC  OR GAS METER THAT MEASURES USAGE OF ANY END-USE
CUSTOMER OF ELECTRICITY OR GAS SERVICES.
  2. WHERE A TENANT REQUESTS TO HAVE A SMART OR ADVANCED METER INSTALLED
AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE LANDLORD/OWNER SHALL
INSTALL SUCH METER AND THE TENANT SHALL BEAR ANY COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH
THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE ADVANCED OR SMART METER THAT ARE IN
EXCESS  OF  COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE
ELECTRIC OR GAS METER ORIGINALLY PROPOSED TO BE USED IN  THE  CONVERSION
FROM THE MASTER METER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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