senate Bill S3057

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes the solar feed-in tariff pilot program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Apr 23, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 29, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications


S3057 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §§1020-ii - 1020-kk to be §§1020-jj - 1020-ll, add §1020-ii, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4862A, A7178A
2009-2010: S8286, A8679A

S3057 - Summary

Establishes the solar feed-in tariff pilot program; defines terms; directs the Long Island Power Authority to pay all costs associated with the interconnection of solar energy generation facilities; requires the Long Island Power Authority to prepare an annual report describing and summarizing the solar feed-in tariff pilot program (view more) makes related provisions.

S3057 - Sponsor Memo

S3057 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 3057                                                  A. 3885

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2013

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, GABRYSZAK -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating  the
  solar feed-in tariff pilot program


  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares  all
of the following:
  (a)  It  is the policy of the state of New York to encourage the rapid
and sustainable  development  of  electricity  from  renewable  sources,
particularly from smaller, widely distributed solar photovoltaic instal-
lations, by the adoption of a solar feed-in tariff pilot program created
pursuant  to this act. Such pilot program will be instituted by the Long
Island Power Authority within the service area of the authority.
  (b) This act will create green jobs for the state.  The  German  solar
energy  industry  created over 50,000 jobs in less than five years, with
the entire renewable energy industry creating as many as  200,000  jobs.
Spain  boasts 25,000 solar energy workers. Gainesville, Florida, where a
solar feed-in tariff program is currently being tested, is  experiencing
a  surge  of  capital  investment  in  community solar systems and local
contractors are hiring.
  (c) The pilot program created pursuant to this act will  moderate  the
near-term  impact on ratepayers, while reducing volatility and long-term
rates relative to other sources of power.
  (d) The pilot program created pursuant  to  this  act  will  encourage
energy  conservation  by  requiring  a separate new meter to measure the

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


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