|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Feb 22, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S3845
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S3845 - Details
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S3845 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3845 TITLE OF BILL: An act to require the public service commission to develop recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: Relates to a study of and recommendations for the possible establishment of microgrids to help protect vital public health and safety operations and infrastructure in the event of major disruption to the power grid. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Requires the Public Service Commission (PSC), in consultation with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to develop recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids in the State of New York and defines the term microgrids. Section 2: The PSC is required to submit a final report of recommendations to the Governor, the Temporary President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly within one year of the effective date of this act. Section 3: This act shall take effect immediately.
S3845 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3845 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 22, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SMITH, CARLUCCI, KLEIN, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications AN ACT to require the public service commission to develop recommenda- tions regarding the establishment of microgrids THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local law to the contrary, the public service commission, in consulta- tion with the division of homeland security and emergency services, shall develop recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids in the state of New York. For purposes of this act, the term "microgrid" shall mean a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid and can connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both grid-connected or island-mode. Specifically, the commission shall develop recommenda- tions which include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) Whether microgrids should be established at hospitals, first responder headquarters, such as police and fire stations, emergency shelters, schools, water filtration plants, sewage treatment plants and other locations in the state of New York; (b) The geographic areas in the state of New York where the establish- ment of such microgrids should be a priority, based upon severe storm damage during the two years prior to the effective date of this act; and (c) Funding mechanisms that should be considered in order to pay for the establishment of such microgrids. S 2. The commission shall submit a final report of recommendations to the governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly within one year after the effective date of this act. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08207-03-3
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