senate Bill S4961

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows farm service and non-residential customer-generators to designate 100% of wind generated credits

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S4961 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง66-l, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10417

S4961 - Bill Texts

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Allows farm service and non-residential customer-generators to designate 100% of wind generated credits to meters owned by such customer-generator and being within 25 miles of the wind electric generating equipment.

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BILL NUMBER:S4961

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public service law, in relation to remote metering by farm
service and non-residential customer-generators

PURPOSE:
This legislation expands the scope of the state's net metering law to
allow certain customers of an electric corporation (e.g. NYSEG,
National Grid, etc.) to produce electricity at one location owned or
under the control of the customer and designate another location of
the same customer as the recipient or user of the electricity
produced the "remote site". Under current law, utilities are required
to provide for the interconnection and net energy metering of wind
generating equipment owned or operated by a "customer-generator".
Customer-generators include three categories: Residential, Farm
service and Non-residential. This bill authorizes the Farm Service
and Non-residential categories to avail themselves of the remote net
metering procedure.
Farms and school districts in the state are two of the types of
customers that would be able to employ remote metering to reduce
and/or eliminate all or part of an electric bill at one location and
all or part of an electric bill at another location. Adoption of the
legislation will allow customers to save money as they utilize a
renewable energy source to reduce the amount of electricity they buy
from the service providing utility.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The legislation sets forth the procedure for remote metering by
authorizing the designation of net metering credit by a Farm service
customer or a Non-residential customer of the use of such credit (up
to 100% of the electricity generated at a "remote site") by a
separate location having its own net energy meter and being owned by
or under the control of the Farm service or Nonresidential customer.
The bill contains a requirement that the meter to which the
designation of any net metering credit is made shall be within a
radius of 25 miles of the Wind electric generating equipment.

JUSTIFICATION:
Bold and comprehensive energy reform is needed to reach standards set
by New York to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Under this law
farm owners, school districts and others will be able to generate
electricity at one location and, via "net-remote metering", obtain
credit for such electricity generation at another location.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A.104I7 of 2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4961

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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 remote metering
  by farm service and non-residential customer-generators

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 3 of section 66-1 of the public service law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) A FARM SERVICE CUSTOMER-GENERATOR AS DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH  (C)  OF
SUBDIVISION  ONE OF THIS SECTION OR A NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER-GENERATOR
AS DEFINED BY PARAGRAPH (C-1) OF SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  MAY
LOCATE  WIND  ELECTRIC  GENERATING  EQUIPMENT WITH A NET ENERGY METER ON
LAND OWNED OR  LEASED  BY  SUCH  CUSTOMER-GENERATOR  AND  DESIGNATE  ONE
HUNDRED  PERCENT OF THE NET METERING CREDITS GENERATED BY SUCH EQUIPMENT
TO A METER OR METERS OWNED BY THE  CUSTOMER-GENERATOR  AT  ANY  LOCATION
OWNED  OR  LEASED  BY SUCH CUSTOMER-GENERATOR WITHIN THE SERVICE AREA OF
THE SAME ELECTRIC CORPORATION  TO  WHICH  THE  CUSTOMER-GENERATOR'S  NET
ENERGY   METERS   ARE  INTERCONNECTED  AND  BEING  WITHIN  A  RADIUS  OF
TWENTY-FIVE MILES OF THE WIND ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08627-01-1

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