senate Bill S9559

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of a community renewable energy program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 16, 2022 referred to rules

S9559 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-u, Pub Serv L

S9559 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the establishment of a community renewable energy program; directs the public service commission to evaluate a program to allow individuals to choose to receive energy generated from renewable energy systems.

S9559 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9559 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9559
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 16, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to the establishment
   of a community renewable energy program
 
   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-u to read as follows:
   § 66-U. COMMUNITY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. 1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF
 THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "JURISDICTIONAL  LOAD SERVING ENTITY" MEANS ANY ENTITY SUBJECT TO
 THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION THAT  SECURES  ENERGY  TO  SERVE  THE
 ELECTRICAL ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF END-USE CUSTOMERS IN NEW YORK STATE.
   (B) "RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS" MEANS SYSTEMS THAT GENERATE ELECTRICITY
 OR THERMAL ENERGY THROUGH USE OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES: SOLAR THER-
 MAL, PHOTOVOLTAICS, ON LAND AND OFFSHORE WIND, HYDROELECTRIC, GEOTHERMAL
 ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  GROUND  SOURCE  HEAT,  TIDAL ENERGY, WAVE ENERGY,
 OCEAN THERMAL, AND FUEL  CELLS  WHICH  DO  NOT  UTILIZE  A  FOSSIL  FUEL
 RESOURCE IN THE PROCESS OF GENERATING ELECTRICITY.
   (C) "LOW-INCOME CUSTOMER" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL OR HOUSEHOLD THAT QUALI-
 FIES  FOR  PUBLIC  ASSISTANCE  OR  SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME BENEFITS
 UNDER THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, OR  THE  FEDERAL  SUPPLEMENTAL  NUTRITION
 ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP).
   (D)  "DISADVANTAGED  COMMUNITIES"  HAS  THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN
 ARTICLE SEVENTY-FIVE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
   (E) "COMMUNITY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM" OR "THE PROGRAM" MEANS SUCH A
 PROGRAM DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
   (F) "SUBSCRIBERS" MEANS INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE OPTED TO RECEIVE  ENERGY
 GENERATED  BY  RENEWABLE  ENERGY  SYSTEMS  PURSUANT  TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF
 SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
   2. (A) ON OR BEFORE MARCH THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE,  THE
 COMMISSION  SHALL EVALUATE THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS CURRENTLY IN USE
 BY JURISDICTIONAL LOAD SERVING ENTITIES  IN  THE  STATE,  INCLUDING  NET
 ENERGY  METERING  PROGRAMS  UNDER  THIS ARTICLE, TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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