Bill S369A-2013

Authorizes tenants to request the installation of smart or advanced meters

Authorizes tenants to request the installation of smart or advanced meters where the building they occupy is being converted to an electric or gas meter that measures usage of any end-use customer of electricity or gas services.

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Actions

  • Jan 30, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 369A
  • Jan 30, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S369A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to the installation of smart or advanced meters

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to provide tenants in buildings that are undergoing metering conversions from master meters to submeters the option of having a smart meter installed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill amends the energy law by adding a new article 23.

JUSTIFICATION:

Smart or advanced meters are able to assess real time pricing data, record kilowatt hour usage in the tenant's apartment, and communicate with household appliances to reduce usage during peak hours. These meters enhance energy conservation and efficiency, reduce electrical consumption and save ratepayers money on their electric bills.

This legislation enables tenants in a residential building that is undergoing a meter conversion from a single master meter to a system of submeters to request that a smart or advanced meter be installed in their apartment. While this bill gives the tenant the right to put in the smart or advanced meter, the tenant will be responsible for cost of the equipment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: A.296 Referred to Energy 2012: S.6936 Referred to Energy and Telecommunications

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 369--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to the installation of smart or advanced meters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The energy law is amended by adding a new article 23 to read as follows: ARTICLE 23 RESIDENTIAL ENERGY SECTION 23-101. DEFINITIONS. 23-102. SMART OR ADVANCED METERS. S 23-101. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "MASTER METER." A METER THAT MEASURES ENERGY USAGE IN A BUILDING OCCUPIED BY MORE THAN ONE TENANT USING A COMMON UTILITY METER. 2. "SMART METERS." METERS THAT RECORD ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION IN REAL- TIME OR OVER SHORT INTERVALS AND COMMUNICATE SUCH INFORMATION TO THE UTILITY THROUGH A TWO-WAY INFORMATION EXCHANGE. S 23-102. SMART OR ADVANCED METERS. 1. TENANTS OF RESIDENTIAL RENTAL BUILDINGS MAY REQUEST THAT A SMART OR ADVANCED METER BE INSTALLED IN CASES WHERE THE BUILDING THEY OCCUPY IS BEING CONVERTED FROM A MASTER METER TO AN ELECTRIC OR GAS METER THAT MEASURES USAGE OF ANY END-USE CUSTOMER OF ELECTRICITY OR GAS SERVICES. 2. WHERE A TENANT REQUESTS TO HAVE A SMART OR ADVANCED METER INSTALLED AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE LANDLORD/OWNER SHALL
INSTALL SUCH METER AND THE TENANT SHALL BEAR ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE ADVANCED OR SMART METER THAT ARE IN EXCESS OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE ELECTRIC OR GAS METER ORIGINALLY PROPOSED TO BE USED IN THE CONVERSION FROM THE MASTER METER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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