Bill S1539-2013

Requires utility corporations and entities to submit an annual report to the public service commission, the legislature, the executive and the chairman of the state

Requires utility corporations and entities to submit an annual report to the public service commission, legislature, the executive, and the chairman of the state energy planning board detailing energy metering production, including the number of customer-generators, the type of power producing the energy and the amount of output from each customer-generator.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S1539

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility corporations and entities to submit an annual report to the public service commission, the legislature, the executive and the chairman of the state energy planning board detailing energy metering production

PURPOSE: In order to assess the landscape of current renewable energy use in New York State, this bill requires utility corporations and energy providing entities to annually report to policy makers the exact types, locations, and energy outputs of net metered energy produced in their service territories.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation adds a new section, 66-n, to the public service law.

JUSTIFICATION: In order for policy makers to guide and enhance the use of renewable resources in New York State, we must first understand and analyze the states current use of on-site generation. This bill requires utilities and energy providing entities to report annually to the legislature and the Public Service Commission detailing the net energy metering and interconnection between the utility and customer-generators, the type of on-site generators (renewable sources), and the net amount of energy they produce.

Currently, there is no system of reporting in place to monitor the rate of renewable installation, the interconnection of these systems with their provider's grids, and the amount of power being sold back to the utility corporations and distributed within their service territory. This bill would require such reporting.

Any attempt to develop comprehensive renewable energy policy without first getting a realistic analysis of New York States' current renewable portfolio is likely to lead to scattershot, uninformed and myopic decisions.

New York State has the opportunity and the obligation to lead the country in the shift toward use of renewable resources. This bill is a requisite first step toward the development of sound and calculated government policy designed to achieve that end.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012: Referred to Energy and Telecommunications; Amended and recommitted to Energy and Telecommunications print number 1765A.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1539 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- 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 requiring utility corporations and entities to submit an annual report to the public service commission, the legislature, the executive and the chairman of the state energy planning board detailing energy metering production 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-n to read as follows: S 66-N. REPORTING TO THE COMMISSION, THE LEGISLATURE, THE EXECUTIVE AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE ENERGY PLANNING BOARD BY UTILITY CORPO- RATIONS AND ENTITIES. 1. ANY UTILITY CORPORATION OR ENTITY ENTERING INTO CONTRACTS OR ENGAGING IN THE SALE OR TRADE OF ENERGY METERING SHALL FILE WITH THE COMMISSION, THE LEGISLATURE, THE EXECUTIVE AND THE CHAIR- MAN OF THE STATE ENERGY PLANNING BOARD AN ANNUAL REPORT AT A TIME AND COVERING THE YEARLY PERIOD FIXED BY THE COMMISSION DETAILING THE ENERGY METERING AND INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN THE UTILITY AND THEIR CUSTOMER-GEN- ERATORS, THE TYPE OF GENERATING EQUIPMENT PRODUCING AND PROVIDING ENERGY TO THE UTILITY CORPORATION OR ENTITY, AND THE NET AMOUNT OF ENERGY PRODUCED BY EACH CUSTOMER-GENERATOR. SUCH REPORT SHALL CONTAIN INFORMA- TION DETAILING THE AMOUNT OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SOURCES WITHIN THE SERVICE TERRITORY OF ANY UTILITY CORPORATION OR ENTITY ENTERING INTO CONTRACTS OR ENGAGING IN THE SALE OR TRADE OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SOURC- ES, THE ANNUAL AMOUNT OF ENERGY PRODUCED BY SUCH RESOURCES, THE TYPE OF FUEL USED, AND INFORMATION ON BACKUP FUEL SYSTEMS. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO THE CHAIR OF THE CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS COMMITTEE IN THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS COMMITTEE IN THE
SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE IN THE SENATE, THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE IN THE SENATE, THE CHAIR OF THE ENERGY COMMITTEE IN THE ASSEMBLY, THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE ENERGY COMMITTEE IN THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBCOMMIT- TEE IN THE ASSEMBLY AND THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBCOMMITTEE IN THE ASSEMBLY. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "CUSTOMER-GENERATOR" SHALL MEAN ANY CUSTOMER CLASS OF A UTILITY CORPORATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL, THAT IS INTERCONNECTED TO THE ELECTRIC GRID SYSTEM AND IS PRODUCING ENERGY ON SITE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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