senate Bill S2249

2021-2022 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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Jan 20, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S2249 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66-j, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7742
2019-2020: S452

S2249 (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.

S2249 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2249 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2249
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- 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 setting the rate
   of credit per  kilowatt  hour  for  farm  waste  generating  equipment
   customer-generators,  which  includes the anaerobic digestion of agri-
   cultural waste
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   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-
 ronmental values attributed to the avoided use of electricity  generated
 by fossil fuels and the reduction of on-site greenhouse gas emissions.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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