senate Bill S6670

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes remote net metering by farm and non-residential customer-generators using micro-hydroelectric generating equipment

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.318
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
May 07, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.527
substituted for a9560
Apr 19, 2012 referred to energy
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 29, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 28, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 27, 2012 1st report cal.470
Mar 08, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications

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Mar 27, 2012 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Mar 27, 2012

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S6670 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9560
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง66-j, Pub Serv L

S6670 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes remote net metering by farm and non-residential customer-generators using micro-hydroelectric generating equipment.

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BILL NUMBER:S6670

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the public service law, in relation to remote net energy
metering by farm and non-residential customer-generators using micro-hy-
droelectric generating equipment

PURPOSE:
This bill would amend portions of the state's net metering law to allow
farm operations, customers who own land used in agricultural production
and non-residential customers of an electric corporation to generate
electricity at one location that is owned or under the control of such
customer, and via "remote net metering" apply net metering credit for
such electricity generation to meters at other locations of the customer
with respect to micro-hydroelectric power.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 redesignates vi and vii of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of
section 66-j of the public service law as vii and viii.

Section 2 Subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the public service law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to allow for remote net metering
for micro-hydroelectric generating equipment for farm customers or non-
residential customer-generator.

Section 3 Contains the effective date.

EXISTING LAW:
Current law allows for "remote net metering" for electricity generated
by solar, wind or farm waste energy generating equipment owned by farm
and non-residential customer-generators.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York's current net metering law only allows micro-hydroelectric
generating equipment connected to a single meter to receive credit at
that single meter. This bill would allow farm operations, customers with
land in agricultural production, or non-residential customers to apply
credit received for power delivered to the grid to any of the customer's
meters rather than only to a single, directly connected meter as long as
the meters are located on the customers property within the same utility
territory. This legislation brings micro-hydroelectric net metering law
in line with both solar, wind and farm waste energy generating equipment
owned by farm operations and non-residential customers.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6670

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LITTLE, MAZIARZ -- 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 remote net energy
  metering  by farm and non-residential customer-generators using micro-
  hydroelectric generating equipment

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraphs (vi) and (vii) of paragraph (a) of subdivi-
sion 1 of section 66-j of the public service law, subparagraph  (vi)  as
added by chapter 546 of the laws of 2011, are redesignated subparagraphs
(vii) and (viii).
  S  2.  Subdivision  3  of  section  66-j  of the public service law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
  (F) A CUSTOMER WHO OWNS OR OPERATES A FARM OPERATION AS SUCH  TERM  IS
DEFINED  IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRI-
CULTURE AND MARKETS LAW,  OR  A  NON-RESIDENTIAL  CUSTOMER-GENERATOR  AS
DEFINED  BY  SUBPARAGRAPH  (VIII) OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF
THIS SECTION THAT LOCATES MICRO-HYDROELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT  WITH
A  NET ENERGY METER ON PROPERTY OWNED OR LEASED BY SUCH CUSTOMER-GENERA-
TOR MAY DESIGNATE ALL OR A PORTION OF THE NET METERING CREDITS GENERATED
BY SUCH EQUIPMENT TO METERS AT ANY PROPERTY  OWNED  OR  LEASED  BY  SUCH
CUSTOMER-GENERATOR  WITHIN  THE  SERVICE  TERRITORY OF THE SAME ELECTRIC
CORPORATION TO WHICH THE  CUSTOMER-GENERATOR'S  NET  ENERGY  METERS  ARE
INTERCONNECTED  AND BEING WITHIN THE SAME LOAD ZONE AS DETERMINED BY THE
LOCATION BASED MARGINAL PRICE AS OF THE DATE OF INITIAL REQUEST  BY  THE
CUSTOMER-GENERATOR  TO  CONDUCT  NET  METERING. THE ELECTRIC CORPORATION
WILL CREDIT THE ACCOUNTS OF THE CUSTOMER BY APPLYING ANY CREDITS TO  THE
HIGHEST  USE  METER  FIRST, THEN SUBSEQUENT HIGHEST USE METERS UNTIL ALL
SUCH CREDITS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CUSTOMER. ANY EXCESS CREDITS SHALL BE
CARRIED OVER TO THE FOLLOWING MONTH.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14908-02-2

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