senate Bill S7727

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to shared renewable facilities

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Jun 03, 2014 referred to finance

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S7727 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9931
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94-a, Exec L; amd §§2 & 5, add §66-n, Pub Serv L; amd §1020-g, Pub Auth L

S7727 - Summary

Relates to shared renewable energy facilities.

S7727 - Sponsor Memo

S7727 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7727

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, the public service law and the public
  authorities law, in relation to shared renewable facilities

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (i)  of  paragraph  (b) of subdivision 4 of
section 94-a of the executive law, as amended by section 12 of part A of
chapter 173 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (i) on behalf of the secretary, initiate, intervene in, or participate
in any proceedings before the public service commission or  the  depart-
ment  of  public  service, to the extent authorized by sections three-b,
twenty-four-a, SIXTY-SIX-N, seventy-one, eighty-four  or  ninety-six  of
the  public  service law or any other applicable provision of law, where
he or she deems such initiation, intervention  or  participation  to  be
necessary or appropriate;
  S  2.  Section  2 of the public service law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 2-e to read as follows:
  2-E. THE TERM "SHARED RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY"  WHEN  USED  IN  THIS
CHAPTER  MEANS  SOLAR  ELECTRIC  GENERATING  EQUIPMENT  AS  SUCH TERM IS
DEFINED IN SECTION SIXTY-SIX-J OF THIS CHAPTER; AND WIND ELECTRIC GENER-
ATING EQUIPMENT AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION SIXTY-SIX-L  OF  THIS
CHAPTER.  SUCH  FACILITIES SHALL: (A) NOT EXCEED A NAMEPLATE CAPACITY OF
GREATER THAN TWO MEGAWATTS, PROVIDED THAT FACILITIES LOCATED IN A POTEN-
TIAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AREA, AS  DETERMINED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AS SUCH AREAS WERE DEPICTED ON MAY FIFTH, TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN, SHALL NOT EXCEED A NAMEPLATE CAPACITY OF GREATER THAN
ONE  MEGAWATT;  (B)  BE LOCATED, CONSTRUCTED AND OPERATED, IN ACCORDANCE
WITH ANY APPLICABLE LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR REGULATION; (C)  BE  LOCATED
IN  A  SHARED  RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITY COMPATIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION
ZONE AS PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION SIXTY-SIX-N OF  THIS
CHAPTER;  (D) BE MANUFACTURED, INSTALLED AND OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH
APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS, CONNECTED TO THE  ELECTRIC
SYSTEM AND OPERATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION'S TRANS-

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

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