|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 20, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S2249
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2249 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2249 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2249 SPONSOR: HELMING TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to setting the rate of credit per kilowatt hour for farm waste generating equipment custom- er-generators, which includes the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to establish that in the event that the amount of electricity produced by a customer-generator during the bill- ing period exceeds the amount of electricity used by the customer-gener- ator, the corporation shall apply a credit to the next bill for service to farm waste generating equipment customer-generators at a rate of no less than twelve cents per kilowatt hour. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
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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