senate Bill S6485

Signed by Governor

Relates to amending the combined rated capacity of fuel cell electric generating equipment

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.158
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 26 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8800
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.772
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Dec / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Dec / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.518

Summary

Changes the combined rated capacity of fuel cell electric generating equipment for net energy metering for non-residential customers from 1,500 kilowatts to 2,000 kilowatts.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8800
Versions:
S6485
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง66-j, Pub Serv L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6485

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
fuel cell electric generating equipment

PURPOSE:

To allow non-residential customer generators who are utilizing net
metering for fuel cell electric generating equipment to install
systems of up to 2,000 kilowatts.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1-amends section 66-J of the public service law to increase
the rated capacity of fuel cell electric generating equipment for
non-residential customers from 1500 kilowatts to 2000 kilowatts.

Section 2-Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

Fuel cell- electric generating equipment for non-residential customers
was added to the technologies authorized to conduct net metering by
chapter 530 of the laws of 2011. However, this chapter placed the
upper limit in terms of rated capacity at 1500 kilowatts, which is
wholly inconsistent with other technologies that are authorized for
net metering. Therefore, this bill aims to level the playing field by
moving the upper rated capacity for fuel cells from 1500 kilowatts to
2000 kilowatts. This assures parity between fuel cells and other clean
energy technologies.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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

                                  6485

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2014
                               ___________

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 fuel cell elec-
  tric generating equipment

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (g)  of  subdivision  1 of section 66-j of the
public service law, as amended by chapter 530 of the laws  of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (g) "Fuel cell electric generating equipment" means:
  (i)(A)  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; and (B) in the
case of a non-residential customer, a  solid  oxide,  molten  carbonate,
proton  exchange  membrane  or phosphoric acid fuel cell with a combined
rated capacity of not more than [one] TWO thousand [five hundred]  kilo-
watts; and
  (ii)  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 electric corporation's
transmission and  distribution  facilities,  and  that  is  operated  in
compliance  with  any  standards and requirements established under this
section.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13737-01-4

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