|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|
senate Bill S3057
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- In Committee
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S3057 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S3057 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating the solar feed-in tariff pilot program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish the solar feed-in tariff pilot program in the state of New York to be instituted by the Long Island Power Authority within the service area of such authority. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Legislative Intent Section 2. Establishes the terms of the solar feed-in tariff pilot program Section 3. Severability clause Section 4. Effective Date JUSTIFICATION: This solar feed-in tariff pilot program would require-the Long Island Power Authority to initially pay $0.22 per kilowatt hour for solar energy Produced by solar energy generation facilities located within its service area. Feed-in tariff programs such as this have been successfully implemented Germany and Spain, and in March of 2009, Gainesville, Florida became the first United States city to introduce a similar program for solar power.
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 Telecommunications 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD06152-01-3
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