senate Bill S1642

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides residential electric customers with an option for greater control of the cost of such service by installing real time smart meters

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.647
Apr 16, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S1642 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8082
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง39-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1084
2009-2010: S5380

S1642 - Summary

Provides residential electric customers with an option for greater control of the cost of such service by the installation of real time smart meters; establishes sales, rental and service providers to be certified by the public service commission.

S1642 - Sponsor Memo

S1642 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1642

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 providing real
  time smart metering technology to residential electricity customers

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature intends to provide
residential customers with the ability to control and manage electricity
usage and the time of usage in their homes. The implementation of a real
time pricing smart meter program should  help  to  conserve  energy  and
prevent  peak-time  system  overloads.  The expansion of the use of real
time pricing smart meters from the commercial and industrial markets  to
the  residential  market  should  benefit consumers with reduced monthly
costs and stimulate market competition.
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 39-a to
read as follows:
  S 39-A. REAL TIME PRICING SMART METERING. 1. AS USED IN THIS  SECTION,
THE TERM "REAL TIME SMART METER" OR "METER" SHALL MEAN A METERING DEVICE
THAT HAS THE FOLLOWING CAPABILITIES:
  (A)  COUPLED WITH AN IN-HOME DISPLAY DEVICE THAT CAN DISPLAY REAL TIME
USAGE OR DEMAND AND REAL TIME PRICING IN USEFUL  COMPARISONS  INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MEANS SUCH AS SIDE BY SIDE BAR GRAPHS OR COLOR CODED
SYSTEMS THAT REFLECT CHANGING UTILITY DEMAND AND PRICING;
  (B)  RECORDING  AND  STORING  AND  INTERPRETING KILOWATT PER HOUR USER
RATES IN ONE-HALF HOUR INTERVALS;
  (C) COMMUNICATING REAL TIME PRICING THRESHOLDS TO HOME  APPLIANCES  TO
REDUCE  APPLIANCE  USAGE AS DETERMINED BY THE RATEPAYER OR IN AGREEMENTS
WITH AN ENERGY PROVIDER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02750-01-3

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