senate Bill S7739

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York sun act of 2014

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Jun 03, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S7739 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5060E
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-n, Pub Serv L

S7739 - Summary

Enacts the New York sun act of 2014; establishes a solar energy incentive and financing program.

S7739 - Sponsor Memo

S7739 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7739

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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 establishing a
  solar incentive and financing program

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "NY Sun Act of 2014".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-n to
read as follows:
  S 66-N. SOLAR INCENTIVE AND FINANCING PROGRAM.  1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  "ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION COMPANY" MEANS AN INVESTOR-OWNED ELECTRIC
CORPORATION THAT DISTRIBUTES AND DELIVERS ELECTRICITY WITHIN THIS  STATE
AND HAS ANNUAL REVENUES IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS; AND
  (B)  (I)  "QUALIFIED  SOLAR  PHOTOVOLTAIC  GENERATING  SYSTEM" MEANS A
SYSTEM OF COMPONENTS THAT GENERATES ELECTRICITY FROM SUNLIGHT  BY  MEANS
OF  THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, WHETHER OR NOT THE DEVICE IS COUPLED WITH A
DEVICE CAPABLE OF STORING THE ENERGY PRODUCED FOR LATER USE, THAT IS (A)
INSTALLED AND OPERATED IN NEW YORK  STATE  WITHIN  ONE  OF  THE  SERVICE
TERRITORIES  OF  AN  ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY  AS DEFINED IN THIS
SECTION, AND (B) INSTALLED AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
  (II) A  QUALIFIED  SOLAR  PHOTOVOLTAIC  GENERATING  SYSTEM  SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE:  (A)  A  SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATING SYSTEM OWNED BY A PUBLIC
AUTHORITY, WHERE SUCH AUTHORITY DOES NOT CONSUME ALL OF THE  ELECTRICITY
PRODUCED  AND  INSTEAD  SELLS  ALL  OR  A PORTION OF SAID ELECTRICITY TO
ANOTHER ENTITY, OTHER THAN WHEN  SAID  AUTHORITY  USES  SUCH  SYSTEM  TO
ENGAGE IN NET ENERGY METERING AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION SIXTY-SIX-J OF THIS ARTICLE, AND (B) A SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC
GENERATING SYSTEM THAT IS OWNED BY AN ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANY.
  2.  WITHIN  FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE
COMMISSION SHALL COMMENCE THE  CONSIDERATION  OF  MODIFICATIONS  TO  ITS
EXISTING  PROGRAMS  THAT  ENCOURAGE  THE  DEVELOPMENT OF QUALIFIED SOLAR

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

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