senate Bill S5403

Relates to certain farm waste electric generating equipment

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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1083
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.454
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY

Summary

Relates to certain farm waste electric generating equipment.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9625
Versions:
S5403
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง66-j, Pub Serv L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5403

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
certain farm waste electric generating equipment

PURPOSE: To promote the creation of anaerobic digesters by increasing
the percentage of the local feeder line's rated capacity of which farm
waste electric generating equipment can produce.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one changes the percentage of the local feeder line's rated
capacity of which farm waste electric generating equipment can produce
from twenty percent to twenty-five percent

Section two: This act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Anaerobic digesters provide sustainable management of
organic waste, create a source of renewable energy, and provide an
economic benefit to our agricultural industry. In promoting the
creation of anaerobic digesters, a balance is struck between who bears
the cost of upgrading the utility grid to tie it to the anaerobic
digester. Currently, if a digester cannot produce more than 1,000
kilowatts and the generator's output falls below 20% of the local
feeder line capacity, the customer will pay up to $5,000 for the
system upgrades and the utility will cover the rest. If the output
exceeds the 20% mark, the customer would be responsible for the system
upgrades. There have been several cases where an anaerobic generator
was installed which produced less than 1,000 kilowatts, but the output
slightly exceeded 20% of the local feeder line capacity. This leads to
customers installing smaller anaerobic digesters and therefore only a
portion of the benefits from digesters can be reaped. Increasing the
threshold to 25% provides a more practical level that promotes the
creation of anaerobic digesters without putting an unreasonable burden
on utilities to accommodate the newly created digesters.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5403

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 certain farm
  waste electric generating equipment

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii)  of paragraph (b) of subdivision 5 of
section 66-j of the public service law, as amended by chapter 546 of the
laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) In the event that the total rated generating  capacity  of  farm
waste  electric  generating  equipment  that provides electricity to the
electric corporation through the same local feeder line exceeds [twenty]
TWENTY-FIVE percent of the rated capacity of the local feeder line,  the
electric  corporation  may require the customer-generator to comply with
reasonable measures to ensure safety of that local feeder line.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11064-01-3

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