|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jun 03, 2014||referred to finance|
senate Bill S7727
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S7727 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7727 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7727 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, the public service law and the public authorities law, in relation to shared renewable facilities PURPOSE: Amends the Executive Law, Public Service Law (PSL) and Public Authorities Law (PAL) to allow for the interconnection and operation of shared solar and wind facilities, SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Part One amends the Executive Law to authorize the Utility Intervention Unit within the Department of State to initiate, intervene or participate in proceedings before the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Department of Public Service (DPS) relating to section 66-n of the Public Service Law (Shared Renewable Energy Facilities). Section Two creates a new § 2-e of the PSL to define "shared renewable energy facility". Section Three amends § 5 of the PSL to authorize the PSC to determine the compatibility, interconnection and operation of shared renewable energy facilities. Section Four creates § 66-n of the PSL and provides definitions including "subscriber", "power subscriber agreement," "subscription
S7727 (ACTIVE) - 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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