senate Bill S2382

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to remote net energy metering

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Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.200
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1377
substituted for s2382
Jun 17, 2013 substituted by a6366
ordered to third reading cal.1377
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 17, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S2382 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6366
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง66-j, Pub Serv L

S2382 - Bill Texts

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Permits a farm operation or a non-residential customer generator which locates fuel cell electric generating net-metering equipment to designate credits to any other property owned or leased by such customer-generator within the same service territory.

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BILL NUMBER:S2382

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
remote net energy metering

PURPOSE: To provide customers that own or operate a farm or a
nonresidential customer-generator that locate fuel cell electric
generating equipment with a net energy meter on such property the same
benefits of those customers that locate micro-hydroelectric generating
equipment, in relation to 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.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the
public service law by adding a new paragraph (g) that allows a
customer who operates a farm operation or a non-residential
customer-generator that locate fuel cell electric generating equipment
with a net energy meter on property owned or leased by such
customer-generator to 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.
Addresses how the electric corporation will apply such credits and
what will be done with any excess credits.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, fuel cells are not eligible for remote net
metering.

JUSTIFICATION: Fuel cell electric generating technology have many
advantages. Fuel cells commonly provide power to host facilities
during power outages, enhancing storm response, and allowing critical
facilities to remain operational in such events. The fuel flexibility
of this technology unlocks a large portfolio of locally available
fuels and the existing fuel infrastructure, which has the potential to
increase the reliability of the power system and to keep more energy
dollars in New York State. Fuel cells commonly provide power to host
facilities during power outages, enhancing storm response, and
allowing critical facilities to remain operational in such events.
Fuel cells are exceptionally efficient, they can stretch available
supplies of fuel, reduce energy costs and help reduce our dependence
on foreign oil. The scalability and resiliency of fuel cells makes
them suitable for a wide range of heat and power needs in electronics,
homes, offices, and factories. In addition, this technology has a low
impact on their surroundings, with near-silent operation and low
emissions, making them suitable in locations where combustion systems
may not be appropriate. Also, fuel cells can be used in conjunction
with solar panels or wind farms to produce electricity when renewable
energy is unavailable. The high capacity factors, fuel and efficiency,
associated with this technology make it equal or superior to renewable
technologies in the displacement of conventional fossil generation,
leading to lower air emissions, including carbon.


For these reasons, such technologies should be treated equally to
renewable technologies determining the eligibility of remote net
metering.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

HISTORY: New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred
twentieth day after it shall have become a law.

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

                                  2382

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

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 remote net energy
  metering

  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-j of the public service law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G)  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 FUEL CELL ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT WITH A
NET  ENERGY METER ON PROPERTY OWNED OR LEASED BY SUCH CUSTOMER-GENERATOR
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 CUSTOM-
ER-GENERATOR  WITHIN  THE  SERVICE TERRITORY OF THE SAME ELECTRIC CORPO-
RATION TO WHICH THE CUSTOMER-GENERATOR'S NET ENERGY METERS ARE INTERCON-
NECTED 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 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07073-01-3

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