senate Bill S452

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to setting the rate of credit per kilowatt hour for farm waste generating equipment customer-generators, which includes the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Mar 28, 2019 advanced to third reading
Mar 27, 2019 2nd report cal.
Mar 26, 2019 1st report cal.317
Jan 09, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications


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Mar 26, 2019 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Mar 26, 2019

aye wr (1)


S452 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66-j, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7742, A9618

S452 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to setting the rate of credit per kilowatt hour for farm waste generating equipment customer-generators, which includes the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste; sets a rate for anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste to at least 12 cents per kilowatt hour.

S452 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S452 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2019

Introduced  by  Sens.  HELMING, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, GRIFFO, RITCHIE -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to setting the rate
  of credit per  kilowatt  hour  for  farm  waste  generating  equipment
  customer-generators,  which  includes the anaerobic digestion of agri-
  cultural waste


  Section  1.   Legislative Intent. It is the intent of this Legislature
to support the ongoing financial  viability  of  farm  waste  generating
equipment  customer-generators--more  commonly known as anaerobic diges-
ters--in New York state. Anaerobic digesters located on New  York  dairy
farms create critical environmental attributes including, but not limit-
ed  to, reducing methane gas releases and abating nutrient contamination
of nearby water sources.  The Legislature also  recognizes  that  legacy
anaerobic digesters are not financially viable under the current compen-
sation  methodology;  as such, legacy anaerobic digesters are at risk of
closure. Any closures would undo the  significant  financial  investment
made  by  the state of New York to install anaerobic digesters under the
Clean Energy Fund program.  Closures would also put New York  behind  on
meeting  greenhouse  gas emission reduction goals as set forth under the
State Energy Plan, and behind on developing a clean,  distributed  grid.
While  the  New  York  state  Public  Service Commission has initiated a
proceeding to transition to a  compensation  methodology  based  on  the
value  of  distributed  energy  resources, the implementation of the new
methodology will not address the immediate financial need  of  existing,
or  legacy, anaerobic digesters, or new digesters installed prior to the
finalization of a meaningful value stack methodology that includes envi-

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


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