senate Bill S5872

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a renewable electricity compliance program and renewable energy procurements

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
May 16, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5872 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7832
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-p, Pub Serv L; add §1884, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A504

S5872 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a renewable electricity compliance program and renewable energy procurements requiring seventy percent qualified renewable energy systems in use by 2030.

S5872 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5872 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5872

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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 and the public authorities law,
  in relation to establishing a renewable electricity compliance program
  and renewable energy procurements

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

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
66-p to read as follows:
  § 66-P. ESTABLISHMENT OF A RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY  COMPLIANCE  PROGRAM.
1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "LOAD  SERVING  ENTITY"  MEANS  ANY ENTITY THAT SECURES ENERGY TO
SERVE THE ELECTRICAL ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF  END-USE  CUSTOMERS  IN  NEW
YORK  STATE  AND  INCLUDES  THE  DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES, ENERGY SERVICES
COMPANIES, MUNICIPAL UTILITIES, THE LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY, AND THE
NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY.
  (B) "QUALIFIED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS" MEANS SYSTEMS  THAT  GENERATE
ELECTRICITY OR THERMAL ENERGY THROUGH USE OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES:
PHOTOVOLTAICS,  WIND,  HYDROELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL
GROUND SOURCE HEAT, SOLAR THERMAL,  TIDAL  ENERGY,  WAVE  ENERGY,  OCEAN
THERMAL,  OR  FUEL  CELLS WHICH DO NOT UTILIZE A FOSSIL FUEL RESOURCE IN
THE PROCESS OF GENERATING ELECTRICITY, AND  IS  EITHER  LOCATED  IN  THE
STATE  OF NEW YORK OR LOCATED IN A CONTROL AREA ADJACENT TO THE NEW YORK
INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR CONTROL AREA AND ACCOMPANIED  BY  DOCUMENTA-
TION OF A CONTRACT PATH BETWEEN THE GENERATOR AND THE IN-STATE PURCHASER
THAT INCLUDES TRANSMISSION RIGHTS.
  (C)  "RENEWABLE  ENERGY CREDITS" OR "RECS" REPRESENT THE ENVIRONMENTAL
ATTRIBUTES OF THE ELECTRICITY PRODUCED FROM QUALIFIED  RENEWABLE  ENERGY
PROJECTS AND CAN BE SOLD SEPARATELY FROM THE ELECTRICITY ITSELF. ONE REC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11692-01-9

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