Senate Bill S9113

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the "build to need act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee

  • 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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2023-S9113 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §77-a, Pub Serv L

2023-S9113 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "build to need act" to meet the state's electrification and climate related policy mandates; directs the public service commission to implement a grid planning process; makes related provisions.

2023-S9113 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S9113 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              April 26, 2024
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to enacting the
   "build to need act"

   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known as and may be cited as
 the "build to need act".
   §  2.  Legislative  findings  and intent. The legislature hereby finds
 that in order to achieve the targets set forth in the climate leadership
 and community protection act, zero-emissions vehicle sales targets,  and
 regulations,  including the advanced clean truck and advanced clean cars
 II rules, zero-emissions school bus mandate, and other  relevant  goals,
 the interests of the people of the state would be served by:
   (a) expediting electric grid infrastructure upgrades to facilitate the
 charging of light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty electric vehicles;
   (b)  aligning a proactive planning process for beneficial electrifica-
 tion with the current coordinated grid  planning  process  for  electric
   (c)  ensuring  the  full range of feasible distributed energy resource
 technologies, load management opportunities,  and  expected  electrified
 end uses are incorporated into electric utility investment plans;
   (d)  lowering costs to customers through efficient planning, including
 consideration and deployment of non-wires solutions that reduce or elim-
 inate the need for distribution system upgrades;
   (e) ensuring meaningful  benefits  to  communities  most  affected  by
 large-scale  proactive  utility projects developed under this framework;
   (f) enhancing speed,  flexibility,  and  ease  of  customer  intercon-
 nections (including both loads and distributed generation).
   § 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 77-a to
 read as follows:
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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