|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S7739
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
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S7739 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7739 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7739 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to establishing a solar incentive and financing program PURPOSE: To establish a solar incentive program that includes an extension of certain existing programs SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends the public service law in respect to the solar incentive program defining "Electric distribution company" and "Qualified solar photovoltaic generating system". The bill takes focus on the modifications to its existing programs that encourage the development of qualified solar photovoltaic generating systems. The program modifications will require administration by the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; planned annual expenditures; diversity of project; incentive structures that maximize cost effectiveness, participation and the economic benefits to NYS. JUSTIFICATION: New York State must take measures to ensure that it remains at the forefront of economical power generation and the delivery of alternative and cleaner power. This legislation provides appropriate incentives for solar power generation by including a long term strategy for solar expansion with an equally important goal of minimizing negative rate payer impacts. This legislation also seeks to capitalize on the growing solar and
S7739 (ACTIVE) - 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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