Senate Bill S8650A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the New York state energy research and development authority to develop recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2021-S8650 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8418
Law Section:
Energy
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4862
2015-2016: A6746
2017-2018: A6134
2019-2020: A6429
2023-2024: S4854, A6009, A9123

2021-S8650 - Summary

Requires the New York state energy research and development authority to develop recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids.

2021-S8650 - Sponsor Memo

2021-S8650 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8650
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 25, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 AN  ACT  to require the public service commission to develop recommenda-
   tions regarding the establishment of microgrids
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or
 local law to the contrary, the public service commission,  in  consulta-
 tion  with  the  division  of  homeland security and emergency services,
 shall develop recommendations regarding the establishment of  microgrids
 in the state of New York. For purposes of this act, the term "microgrid"
 shall  mean  a  group  of  interconnected  loads  and distributed energy
 resources within clearly defined electrical boundaries that  acts  as  a
 single  controllable entity with respect to the grid and can connect and
 disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both  grid-connected
 or  island-mode.  Specifically, the commission shall develop recommenda-
 tions which include, but are not limited to, the following:
   (a) Whether microgrids  should  be  established  at  hospitals,  first
 responder  headquarters,  such  as  police  and fire stations, emergency
 shelters, schools, water filtration plants, sewage treatment plants  and
 other locations in the state of New York;
   (b) The geographic areas in the state of New York where the establish-
 ment  of  such  microgrids should be a priority, based upon severe storm
 damage during the two years prior to the effective date of this act; and
   (c) Funding mechanisms that should be considered in order to  pay  for
 the establishment of such microgrids.
   §  2. The commission shall submit a final report of recommendations to
 the governor, the temporary president of the senate and the  speaker  of
 the assembly within one year after the effective date of this act.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13394-01-1

              

2021-S8650A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8418
Law Section:
Energy
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4862
2015-2016: A6746
2017-2018: A6134
2019-2020: A6429
2023-2024: S4854, A6009, A9123

2021-S8650A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the New York state energy research and development authority to develop recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids.

2021-S8650A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2021-S8650A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8650--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 25, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the
   Committee  on  Finance  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to require the New York state  energy  research  and  development
   authority  to  develop  recommendations regarding the establishment of
   microgrids
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  The New York state energy research and development author-
 ity, in consultation with the department of public service and the divi-
 sion of homeland security and emergency services, shall prepare a report
 including  recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids for
 protection of critical facilities in the state of New York. For purposes
 of this act, the term "microgrid" shall mean a group  of  interconnected
 loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical
 boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the
 grid  and can connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to oper-
 ate in both grid-connected or island-mode.  Specifically, the  authority
 shall develop recommendations which include, but are not limited to, the
 following:
   (a)  Whether  microgrids  should  be  established  at hospitals, first
 responder headquarters, such as  police  and  fire  stations,  emergency
 shelters,  schools, water filtration plants, sewage treatment plants and
 other critical facilities in the state of New York;
   (b) The geographic areas in the state of New York where the establish-
 ment of microgrids should be a priority, based upon prior  severe  storm
 damage  and the consideration of disadvantaged communities as defined in
 subdivision 5 of section 75-0101 of the environmental conservation  law;
 and
   (c) Available or necessary funding mechanisms for the establishment of
 microgrids.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13394-03-2
              

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