senate Bill S3544B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the public service commission to issue an order governing the equitable sharing of interconnection costs for distributed generation resources

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2016 print number 3544b
Jun 13, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Feb 22, 2016 print number 3544a
Feb 22, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
Feb 12, 2015 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S3544 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10426
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7727
2017-2018: A597

S3544 - Summary

Directs the public service commission to issue an order governing the equitable sharing of interconnection costs for distributed generation resources.

S3544 - Sponsor Memo

S3544 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3544

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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-O, 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-O OF  THIS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00892-02-5

Co-Sponsors

S3544A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10426
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7727
2017-2018: A597

S3544A - Summary

Directs the public service commission to issue an order governing the equitable sharing of interconnection costs for distributed generation resources.

S3544A - Sponsor Memo

S3544A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3544--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, ADDABBO, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Finance  --  recommitted to the Committee on Finance in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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-O, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00892-10-6

Co-Sponsors

S3544B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10426
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7727
2017-2018: A597

S3544B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the public service commission to issue an order governing the equitable sharing of interconnection costs for distributed generation resources.

S3544B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3544B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3544--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, ADDABBO, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Finance  --  recommitted to the Committee on Finance in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to direct the public service commission to issue an order govern-
  ing  the  equitable  sharing  of interconnection costs for distributed
  generation resources

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

  Section  1. 1. No later than 365 days after the effective date of this
act, the public service commission shall issue an  order  governing  the
equitable sharing of interconnection costs where two or more distributed
generation resources substantially utilize the same dedicated equipment,
including but not limited to dedicated electric cables, wires, circuits,
transformers  and  substations,  which  but  for  the  operation of such
resources would not have been installed by an electric corporation.
  2.  For  the  purposes  of  this  section,   "distributed   generation
resources" shall refer to:
  (a)  energy-generating  equipment defined in paragraphs (d), (e), (f),
(g) and (h) of subdivision 1 of section 66-j of the public service law;
  (b) energy-generating equipment defined in paragraph (f)  of  subdivi-
sion 1 of section 66-l of the public service law; and
  (c)  energy-generating  equipment necessary for community net-metering
as established by the commission on or after July 17, 2015.
  3. The order established by such commission shall include:
  (a) the reasonable payment of costs to customer-generators and persons
who previously paid the costs of installing dedicated equipment required

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00892-11-6

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