senate Bill S1765A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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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Jan 05, 2012 print number 1765a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 12, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S1765 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-n, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1660A

S1765 - Bill Texts

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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 NUMBER:S1765

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-m, 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.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1765

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, DUANE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications

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-m to read as follows:
  S 66-M. 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
SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR  OF  THE  ENERGY  AND  TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06894-01-1

S. 1765                             2

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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S1765A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-n, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1660A

S1765A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view 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 NUMBER:S1765A

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.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1765--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, DUANE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications  -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecom-
  munications in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06894-02-2

S. 1765--A                          2

COMMISSIONS  COMMITTEE  IN THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, THE RANKING MINORITY
MEMBER OF THE CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS COMMITTEE IN THE
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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