|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S189
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S189 - Details
S189 - Summary
Establishes the power authority of the state of New York shall make low cost hydropower available to hospitals located within the counties of Niagara and Orleans.
S189 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S189 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to establishing the power authority of the state of New York shall make low cost hydropower available to certain hospitals PURPOSE: This legislation would make low cost hydropower produced by the Niagara Project available to hospitals located in the counties of Niagara and Orleans. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 13 of section 1005 of the public authorities law to state that low cost hydropower be made available to hospitals that are located in Niagara and Orleans County. Such Power shall be allocated from the Niagara Project. JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would allow all hospitals located in the counties of Niagara and Orleans to receive low cost hydropower directly from the Niagara Project. These hospitals are facing financial difficulties and this cost saving measure would allow them to save on their electric bills. Hospitals use an inordinate amount of electricity and by reducing the rate they must pay per kilowatt hour significant cost savings would be realized. For example, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in 2005 used approximately 7.5 million kilowatt hours at an expense of over $500,000. By allowing for low cost hydropower we will ensure that all hospitals located in the affected areas fully utilize the natural source of power they have in
S189 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 189 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ 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 authorities law, in relation to establishing the power authority of the state of New York shall make low cost hydropower available to certain hospitals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 13 of section 1005 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 436 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary but subject to the terms and conditions of federal energy regulatory commission licenses, to allocate or reallocate directly or by sale for resale, two hundred fifty megawatts of firm Niagara project hydroelectric power as "expansion power" and four hundred forty-five megawatts of firm Niagara project hydroelectric power as "replacement power" to businesses within the state located within thirty miles of the Niagara project, and four hundred ninety megawatts of firm and interruptible power from the Saint Lawrence-FDR project as "preservation power" sold to businesses located within the counties of Jefferson, Saint Lawrence and Franklin, provided that the amount of expansion power allocated to businesses in Chautauqua county on January first, nineteen hundred eighty-seven shall continue to be allocated in such county and, provided further that up to seventy megawatts of replacement power, up to thirty-eight and six-tenths mega- watts of preservation power from the Saint Lawrence-FDR project which is relinquished or withdrawn after the effective date of chapter three hundred thirteen of the laws of two thousand five which amended this subdivision and, for the period ending on December thirty-first, two thousand six, up to twenty megawatts of other power from the Saint EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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