senate Bill S7444

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a community solar pilot program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 15, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

S7444 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8307
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง66-n, Pub Serv L

S7444 - Summary

Establishes a community solar pilot program.

S7444 - Sponsor Memo

S7444 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7444

                            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
  solar 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 SOLAR PILOT PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL  ESTAB-
LISH A NEW YORK STATE PILOT PROGRAM PROMOTING THE USE OF COMMUNITY SOLAR
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 SOLAR 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 SOLAR 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 SOLAR
INSTALLATION. AFTER THE ORIGINAL INSTALLATION HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL, THE

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

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