senate Bill S5149A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the public service commission to conduct a study on net metering programs in the state

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 signed chap.510
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.647
substituted for a7679a
referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 09, 2014 amended on third reading 5149a
Jun 09, 2014 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recommitted to energy
substitution reconsidered
Jun 06, 2014 recalled from assembly
May 12, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.647
substituted for a7679
Feb 10, 2014 referred to energy
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2014 1st report cal.71
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 30, 2013 referred to energy
May 29, 2013 delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.706
May 10, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Jan 28, 2014 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5149
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2014

May 21, 2013 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5149
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 21, 2013

Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

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S5149 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7679A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-n, Pub Serv L

S5149 - Bill Texts

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Directs the public service commission to conduct a study to analyze the economic and environmental benefits from and the economic cost burden, if any, of the net energy metering program in this state.

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BILL NUMBER:S5149

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
a study by the public service commission on net metering

PURPOSE:

To authorize and direct the commission to perform a study on the
economic and environmental benefits and costs of net metering

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the public service law by adding a new section 66-n
that requires the Public Service Commission to perform a study of the
economic and environmental benefits and costs associated with the
state's net metering laws. Further, the bill requires a report on the
findings of study to be made to the Governor and legislative leaders
within two hundred forty days of the bill's effective date

Section 2: Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

New York has been at the forefront of net metering since 1997, and
since then, the state has developed a comprehensive set of net
metering laws aimed at reducing emissions and saving customers money
on their utility bills. As net metering has expanded, questions have
been raised about the socialized cost to ratepayers who have not
installed renewable generating systems, as well as questions that ask
for a clearer picture of the environmental benefits achieved for the
state as a whole and the avoided costs realized by customer
generators. The purpose of this bill is to require the public service
commission to perform a non-biased cost-benefit analysis of New York's
net metering program. A similar study was mandated in California and
is due for publication this June. Getting a clear handle on the costs
and benefits of any government program, even one that is widely
accepted and acknowledged as a positive one is important if government
is truly trying to be more efficient and transparent. This bill will
provide a comprehensive and balanced look at the environmental and
economic impacts of net metering and will provide policy makers with
important insights that can help to inform their decisions moving
forward.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5149

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 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 a study by the
  public service commission on net metering

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

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
66-n to read as follows:
  S 66-N. NET METERING STUDY. THE COMMISSION SHALL CONDUCT  A  STUDY  TO
ANALYZE  THE  ECONOMIC  AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS FROM AND THE ECONOMIC
COST BURDEN, IF ANY, OF THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM AND  TO  ANALYZE
THE  EXTENT  TO  WHICH  EACH  CLASS OF RATEPAYERS AND EACH REGION OF THE
STATE RECEIVING SERVICE UNDER THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM IS  PAYING
THE  FULL COST OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO THEM BY COMBINED ELECTRIC AND GAS
CORPORATIONS AND GAS CORPORATIONS, AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEIR CUSTOM-
ERS PAY A SHARE OF COSTS OF PUBLIC PURPOSE PROGRAMS THROUGH  ASSESSMENTS
ON THEIR ELECTRIC AND/OR GAS BILLS. IN ANALYZING PROGRAM COSTS AND BENE-
FITS  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONSIDER ALL
ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATING SYSTEMS  ELIGIBLE
FOR  NET  METERING  UNDER  SECTIONS  SIXTY-SIX-J AND SIXTY-SIX-L OF THIS
ARTICLE, INCLUDING THE ELECTRICITY USED ONSITE TO REDUCE THE  CUSTOMER'S
CONSUMPTION  OF ELECTRICITY THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE SUPPLIED THROUGH THE
ELECTRICAL GRID, AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL OUTPUT THAT IS BEING FED BACK  TO
THE  ELECTRICAL  GRID  FOR  WHICH  THE  CUSTOMER  RECEIVES CREDIT OR NET
SURPLUS ELECTRICITY  COMPENSATION  UNDER  NET  ENERGY  METERING.  AS  IT
RELATES  TO  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL  BENEFITS,  THE STUDY SHALL QUANTIFY THE
APPROXIMATE AVOIDED LEVEL OF HARMFUL EMISSIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMIT-
ED TO, INFORMATION CONCERNING: NITROGEN DIOXIDE, SULFUR  DIOXIDE,  TOTAL
PARTICULATES  AND CARBON DIOXIDE, AS WELL AS OTHER AIR POLLUTANTS DEEMED
NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE FOR STUDY BY THE COMMISSION. THE  STUDY  SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10909-01-3

S. 5149                             2

ALSO  QUANTIFY THE ECONOMIC COSTS AND BENEFITS OF NET ENERGY METERING TO
PARTICIPANTS AND NON-PARTICIPANTS AND  SHALL  FURTHER  DISAGGREGATE  THE
RESULTS  BY  UTILITY, CUSTOMER CLASS AND HOUSEHOLD INCOME GROUPS, WITHIN
THE  RESIDENTIAL  CLASS. THE STUDY SHALL ALSO GATHER AND PRESENT DATA ON
THE INCOME DISTRIBUTION OF RESIDENTIAL NET METERING PARTICIPANTS THAT IS
PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AND AGGREGATED BY ZIP CODE AND COUNTY.  IN  ORDER  TO
ASSESS THE ECONOMIC COSTS AND BENEFITS AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF NET METERING
IMPLEMENTATION,  THE  STUDY SHALL BE CONDUCTED USING MULTIPLE NET ENERGY
METERING PENETRATION SCENARIOS.
  THE COMMISSION SHALL PUBLISH A REPORT FROM ITS  FINDINGS.  THE  REPORT
MUST BE PUBLISHED WITHIN TWO HUNDRED FORTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS  SECTION.  A  COPY OF THE REPORT MUST BE FURNISHED TO THE TEMPORARY
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR  OF  THE
SENATE  ENERGY  AND  TELECOMMUNICATIONS  COMMITTEE  AND THE CHAIR OF THE
ASSEMBLY ENERGY COMMITTEE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

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S5149A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7679A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-n, Pub Serv L

S5149A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Directs the public service commission to conduct a study to analyze the economic and environmental benefits from and the economic cost burden, if any, of the net energy metering program in this state.

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BILL NUMBER:S5149A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to a
study by the public service commission on net metering

PURPOSE:

To authorize and direct the commission to perform a study on the econom-
ic and environmental benefits and costs of net metering

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the public service law by adding a new section 66-n
that requires the Public Service Commission to perform a study of the
economic and environmental benefits and costs associated with the
state's net metering laws. Further, the bill requires a report on the
findings of study to be made to the Governor and legislative leaders
within three hundred sixty five days of the bill's effective date

Section 2: Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

New York has been at the forefront of net metering since 1997, and since
then, the state has developed a comprehensive set of net metering laws
aimed at reducing emissions and saving customers money on their utility
bills. As net metering has expanded, questions have been raised about
the socialized cost to ratepayers who have not installed renewable
generating systems, as well as questions that ask for a clearer picture
of the environmental benefits achieved for the state as a whole and the
avoided costs realized by customer generators. The purpose of this bill
is to require the public service commission to perform a non-biased
cost-benefit analysis of New York's net metering program. A similar
study was mandated in California and is due for publication this June.
Getting a clear handle on the costs and benefits of any government
program, even one that is widely accepted and acknowledged as a positive
one is important if government is truly trying to be more efficient and
transparent. This bill will provide a comprehensive and balanced look at
the environmental and economic impacts of net metering and will provide
policy makers with important insights that can help to inform their
decisions moving forward.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5149--A
    Cal. No. 71

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, RANZENHOF-
  ER,  SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications in accordance
  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
  by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,
  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to a  study  by  the
  public service commission on net metering

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

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
66-n to read as follows:
  S  66-N.  NET  METERING STUDY. THE COMMISSION SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY TO
ANALYZE THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS FROM  AND  THE  ECONOMIC
COST  BURDEN,  IF ANY, OF THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM AND TO ANALYZE
THE EXTENT TO WHICH RATEPAYERS RECEIVING SERVICE UNDER  THE  NET  ENERGY
METERING  PROGRAM  ARE PAYING THE FULL COST OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO THEM
BY COMBINED ELECTRIC AND GAS CORPORATIONS AND GAS CORPORATIONS, AND  THE
EXTENT  TO  WHICH THEIR CUSTOMERS PAY A SHARE OF COSTS OF PUBLIC PURPOSE
PROGRAMS THROUGH ASSESSMENTS ON THEIR  ELECTRIC  AND/OR  GAS  BILLS.  IN
ANALYZING PROGRAM COSTS AND BENEFITS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY, THE
COMMISSION  SHALL  CONSIDER ALL ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY RENEWABLE ELEC-
TRIC GENERATING SYSTEMS ELIGIBLE FOR NET METERING UNDER SECTIONS  SIXTY-
SIX-J  AND  SIXTY-SIX-L  OF THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING THE ELECTRICITY USED
ONSITE TO REDUCE THE CUSTOMER'S CONSUMPTION OF  ELECTRICITY  THAT  WOULD
OTHERWISE BE SUPPLIED THROUGH THE ELECTRICAL GRID, AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL
OUTPUT  THAT  IS  BEING  FED  BACK  TO THE ELECTRICAL GRID FOR WHICH THE
CUSTOMER RECEIVES CREDIT OR NET SURPLUS ELECTRICITY  COMPENSATION  UNDER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10909-02-4

S. 5149--A                          2

NET  ENERGY  METERING.  AS IT RELATES TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS, THE
STUDY SHALL QUANTIFY THE APPROXIMATE AVOIDED LEVEL OF HARMFUL  EMISSIONS
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION CONCERNING: NITROGEN DIOXIDE,
SULFUR  DIOXIDE  AND  CARBON  DIOXIDE,  AS  WELL AS OTHER AIR POLLUTANTS
DEEMED NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE FOR STUDY BY THE COMMISSION. THE  STUDY
SHALL ALSO QUANTIFY THE ECONOMIC COSTS AND BENEFITS OF NET ENERGY METER-
ING  TO PARTICIPANTS AND NON-PARTICIPANTS AND SHALL FURTHER DISAGGREGATE
THE RESULTS BY UTILITY.  THE STUDY SHALL ALSO GATHER AND PRESENT DATA ON
THE INCOME DISTRIBUTION OF RESIDENTIAL NET METERING PARTICIPANTS THAT IS
PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AND AGGREGATED BY ZIP CODE AND COUNTY.  IN  ORDER  TO
ASSESS THE ECONOMIC COSTS AND BENEFITS AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF NET METERING
IMPLEMENTATION,  THE  STUDY SHALL BE CONDUCTED USING MULTIPLE NET ENERGY
METERING PENETRATION SCENARIOS.
  THE COMMISSION SHALL PUBLISH A REPORT FROM ITS  FINDINGS.  THE  REPORT
MUST  BE PUBLISHED WITHIN THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SECTION. A COPY OF THE REPORT  MUST  BE  FURNISHED  TO  THE
TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE
CHAIR OF THE SENATE ENERGY  AND  TELECOMMUNICATIONS  COMMITTEE  AND  THE
CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY ENERGY COMMITTEE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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