senate Bill S4514

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requirement for net metering

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 vetoed memo.209
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.481
substituted for a6675
May 06, 2013 referred to energy
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.348
Apr 05, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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Apr 16, 2013 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Apr 16, 2013

S4514 - Bill Details

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A6675
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง66-j & 66-l, Pub Serv L

S4514 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits an electric corporation from placing any restriction based upon a minimum load requirement for a host account, on any customer generator who otherwise meets the criteria to conduct net metering.

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BILL NUMBER:S4514

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation
to remote net metering

PURPOSE: To clarify the provisions established under chapter 35 of the
laws of 2011, that established remote net metering in the State of New
York to prohibit a utility company from placing any minimum load
requirement on a host account as a pre-requisite to allowing remote
net metering by an otherwise qualified customer

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends subdivision 3 of section 66-j
of the public service law by adding a new paragraph g that
affirmatively prohibits a utility company from placing any minimum
load requirement on a host account as a pre-requisite to allowing
remote net metering by an otherwise qualified customer

Section 2 Amends subdivision 3 of section 66-1 of the public serviced
law by adding a new paragraph f that affirmatively prohibits a utility
company from placing any minimum load requirement on a host account as
a pre-requisite to allowing remote net metering by an otherwise
qualified customer

Section 3 Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: Remote net metering was established in statute through
the adoption of chapter 25 of the laws of 2011. The intent of the law
was to assist farms, municipalities and other non-residential
customers who utilize multiple meters under the same account, but were
limited in their ability to net meter, because the excess credits
earned at the site of the renewable installation could not be applied
to other meters owned by the customer. The law makes no mention of any
minimum load requirement for a host account (site where the renewable
energy is interconnected to the grid) and yet, some utility companies
have tried to utilize this argument to limit a customer's access to
remote net metering. This bill is meant to clarify the original intent
and spirit of the law by affirmatively prohibiting utility companies
from placing an arbitrary minimum load requirement on a customer
otherwise qualified to utilize remote net metering.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately

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

                                  4514

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 remote net
  metering

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the public service law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR POLICY TO THE CONTRA-
RY, ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM  PLACING  ANY  RESTRICTION
BASED UPON A MINIMUM LOAD REQUIREMENT FOR A HOST ACCOUNT, ON ANY CUSTOM-
ER GENERATOR WHO OTHERWISE MEETS THE CRITERIA TO CONDUCT NET METERING IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (F) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. A
HOST ACCOUNT SHALL BE DEFINED AS THE SITE WHERE THE  ELIGIBLE  GENERATOR
IS INTERCONNECTED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.
  S  2.  Subdivision  3  of  section  66-l  of the public service law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
  (F) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR POLICY TO THE CONTRA-
RY, ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM  PLACING  ANY  RESTRICTION
BASED UPON A MINIMUM LOAD REQUIREMENT FOR A HOST ACCOUNT, ON ANY CUSTOM-
ER GENERATOR WHO OTHERWISE MEETS THE CRITERIA TO CONDUCT NET METERING IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH  THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (E) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. A
HOST ACCOUNT SHALL BE DEFINED AS THE SITE WHERE THE  ELIGIBLE  GENERATOR
IS INTERCONNECTED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10164-01-3

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