Bill S4514-2013

Relates to requirement for net metering

Prohibits an electric corporation from placing any restriction based upon a minimum load requirement for a host account, on any customer generator who otherwise meets the criteria to conduct net metering.

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Actions

  • Jul 31, 2013: VETOED MEMO.209
  • Jul 19, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 10, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 10, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 10, 2013: ordered to third reading cal.481
  • Jun 10, 2013: substituted for a6675
  • May 6, 2013: referred to energy
  • May 6, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 6, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 22, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 17, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 16, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.348
  • Apr 5, 2013: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - Apr 16, 2013
Ayes (11): Maziarz, Carlucci, Fuschillo, Griffo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Robach, Parker, Adams, Kennedy, Dilan

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4514

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to remote net metering

PURPOSE: To clarify the provisions established under chapter 35 of the laws of 2011, that established remote net metering in the State of New York to prohibit a utility company from placing any minimum load requirement on a host account as a pre-requisite to allowing remote net metering by an otherwise qualified customer

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the public service law by adding a new paragraph g that affirmatively prohibits a utility company from placing any minimum load requirement on a host account as a pre-requisite to allowing remote net metering by an otherwise qualified customer

Section 2 Amends subdivision 3 of section 66-1 of the public serviced law by adding a new paragraph f that affirmatively prohibits a utility company from placing any minimum load requirement on a host account as a pre-requisite to allowing remote net metering by an otherwise qualified customer

Section 3 Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: Remote net metering was established in statute through the adoption of chapter 25 of the laws of 2011. The intent of the law was to assist farms, municipalities and other non-residential customers who utilize multiple meters under the same account, but were limited in their ability to net meter, because the excess credits earned at the site of the renewable installation could not be applied to other meters owned by the customer. The law makes no mention of any minimum load requirement for a host account (site where the renewable energy is interconnected to the grid) and yet, some utility companies have tried to utilize this argument to limit a customer's access to remote net metering. This bill is meant to clarify the original intent and spirit of the law by affirmatively prohibiting utility companies from placing an arbitrary minimum load requirement on a customer otherwise qualified to utilize remote net metering.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4514 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 5, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 remote net metering THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the public service law is amended by adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows: (G) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR POLICY TO THE CONTRA- RY, ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PLACING ANY RESTRICTION BASED UPON A MINIMUM LOAD REQUIREMENT FOR A HOST ACCOUNT, ON ANY CUSTOM- ER GENERATOR WHO OTHERWISE MEETS THE CRITERIA TO CONDUCT NET METERING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (F) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. A HOST ACCOUNT SHALL BE DEFINED AS THE SITE WHERE THE ELIGIBLE GENERATOR IS INTERCONNECTED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 66-l of the public service law is amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows: (F) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR POLICY TO THE CONTRA- RY, ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PLACING ANY RESTRICTION BASED UPON A MINIMUM LOAD REQUIREMENT FOR A HOST ACCOUNT, ON ANY CUSTOM- ER GENERATOR WHO OTHERWISE MEETS THE CRITERIA TO CONDUCT NET METERING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (E) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. A HOST ACCOUNT SHALL BE DEFINED AS THE SITE WHERE THE ELIGIBLE GENERATOR IS INTERCONNECTED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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