senate Bill S7441

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a community wind energy pilot program

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May 15, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

S7441 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง66-n, Pub Serv L

S7441 - Summary

Establishes a community wind energy pilot program; creates an investor owned wind energy electric generating system.

S7441 - Sponsor Memo

S7441 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7441

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- 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 the community
  wind energy pilot program

  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. COMMUNITY WIND ENERGY PILOT PROGRAM. 1. THE  COMMISSION  SHALL
ESTABLISH  A NEW YORK STATE PILOT PROGRAM PROMOTING THE USE OF COMMUNITY
WIND ENERGY.
  2. THE COMMISSION  SHALL  OVERSEE  THE  IMPLEMENTATION  OF  THE  PILOT
PROGRAM  AND  SHALL  ISSUE  AN  ORDER  OF THE COMMISSION AUTHORIZING THE
CONSTRUCTION OF A WIND ENERGY SYSTEM INSTALLATION.
  3. THE COMMISSION SHALL INVITE CONSUMERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM
AS SUBSCRIBERS, PROVIDED THAT:
  (A) THE COMMISSION SHALL SET A SUBSCRIPTION  SCHEDULE,  INCLUDING  THE
PRICE PER WATT TO SUBSCRIBE AND THE PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL INSTALLATION
EACH SUBSCRIPTION LEVEL SHALL REPRESENT;
  (B)  SUBSCRIBERS  SHALL MAKE A ONE TIME PAYMENT TO THE COMMISSION AND,
IN RETURN, SUBSCRIBERS SHALL BE PAID A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND FOR THE ENERGY
GENERATED BY THE WATTS COVERED BY THEIR SUBSCRIPTION LEVEL;
  (C) A CONSUMER SHALL BE PAID ON A QUARTERLY BASIS BASED ON THE CONSUM-
ER'S SUBSCRIPTION LEVEL;
  (D) THE COMMISSION SHALL SET A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SUBSCRIPTIONS AT EACH
LEVEL; AND
  (E) THE MINIMUM PRICE PER SUBSCRIPTION SHALL NOT EXCEED  FIVE  HUNDRED
DOLLARS.
  4.  ALL  ENERGY GENERATED BY THE WIND ENERGY SYSTEM INSTALLATION SHALL
BE SOLD BACK TO AN INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITY.
  5. ONE PERCENT OF ALL PAYMENTS DUE TO SUBSCRIBERS SHALL BE HELD BY THE
COMMISSION TO PAY FOR THE CAPITAL  INVESTMENT  INTO  THE  ORIGINAL  WIND
ENERGY  SYSTEM  INSTALLATION.  AFTER  THE ORIGINAL INSTALLATION HAS BEEN

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

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