Bill S5149A-2013

Relates to directing the public service commission to conduct a study on net metering programs in the state

Directs the public service commission to conduct a study to analyze the economic and environmental benefits from and the economic cost burden, if any, of the net energy metering program in this state.

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Actions

  • Jun 12, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 12, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 12, 2014: ordered to third reading cal.647
  • Jun 12, 2014: substituted for a7679a
  • Jun 12, 2014: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 12, 2014: RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2014: REPASSED SENATE
  • Jun 9, 2014: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 5149A
  • Jun 9, 2014: VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 9, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 9, 2014: recommitted to energy
  • Jun 9, 2014: substitution reconsidered
  • Jun 6, 2014: RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • May 12, 2014: ordered to third reading cal.647
  • May 12, 2014: substituted for a7679
  • Feb 10, 2014: referred to energy
  • Feb 10, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Feb 10, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 4, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 3, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 28, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.71
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • May 30, 2013: referred to energy
  • May 29, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 29, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • May 23, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 22, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 21, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.706
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S5149A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to a study by the public service commission on net metering

PURPOSE:

To authorize and direct the commission to perform a study on the economic and environmental benefits and costs of net metering

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the public service law by adding a new section 66-n that requires the Public Service Commission to perform a study of the economic and environmental benefits and costs associated with the state's net metering laws. Further, the bill requires a report on the findings of study to be made to the Governor and legislative leaders within three hundred sixty five days of the bill's effective date

Section 2: Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

New York has been at the forefront of net metering since 1997, and since then, the state has developed a comprehensive set of net metering laws aimed at reducing emissions and saving customers money on their utility bills. As net metering has expanded, questions have been raised about the socialized cost to ratepayers who have not installed renewable generating systems, as well as questions that ask for a clearer picture of the environmental benefits achieved for the state as a whole and the avoided costs realized by customer generators. The purpose of this bill is to require the public service commission to perform a non-biased cost-benefit analysis of New York's net metering program. A similar study was mandated in California and is due for publication this June. Getting a clear handle on the costs and benefits of any government program, even one that is widely accepted and acknowledged as a positive one is important if government is truly trying to be more efficient and transparent. This bill will provide a comprehensive and balanced look at the environmental and economic impacts of net metering and will provide policy makers with important insights that can help to inform their decisions moving forward.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5149--A Cal. No. 71 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 10, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, DeFRANCISCO, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, RANZENHOF- ER, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- recom- mitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to a study by the public service commission on net metering 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. NET METERING STUDY. THE COMMISSION SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY TO ANALYZE THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS FROM AND THE ECONOMIC COST BURDEN, IF ANY, OF THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM AND TO ANALYZE THE EXTENT TO WHICH RATEPAYERS RECEIVING SERVICE UNDER THE NET ENERGY METERING PROGRAM ARE PAYING THE FULL COST OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO THEM BY COMBINED ELECTRIC AND GAS CORPORATIONS AND GAS CORPORATIONS, AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEIR CUSTOMERS PAY A SHARE OF COSTS OF PUBLIC PURPOSE PROGRAMS THROUGH ASSESSMENTS ON THEIR ELECTRIC AND/OR GAS BILLS. IN ANALYZING PROGRAM COSTS AND BENEFITS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONSIDER ALL ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY RENEWABLE ELEC- TRIC GENERATING SYSTEMS ELIGIBLE FOR NET METERING UNDER SECTIONS SIXTY- SIX-J AND SIXTY-SIX-L OF THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING THE ELECTRICITY USED ONSITE TO REDUCE THE CUSTOMER'S CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICITY THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE SUPPLIED THROUGH THE ELECTRICAL GRID, AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL OUTPUT THAT IS BEING FED BACK TO THE ELECTRICAL GRID FOR WHICH THE CUSTOMER RECEIVES CREDIT OR NET SURPLUS ELECTRICITY COMPENSATION UNDER
NET ENERGY METERING. AS IT RELATES TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS, THE STUDY SHALL QUANTIFY THE APPROXIMATE AVOIDED LEVEL OF HARMFUL EMISSIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION CONCERNING: NITROGEN DIOXIDE, SULFUR DIOXIDE AND CARBON DIOXIDE, AS WELL AS OTHER AIR POLLUTANTS DEEMED NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE FOR STUDY BY THE COMMISSION. THE STUDY SHALL ALSO QUANTIFY THE ECONOMIC COSTS AND BENEFITS OF NET ENERGY METER- ING TO PARTICIPANTS AND NON-PARTICIPANTS AND SHALL FURTHER DISAGGREGATE THE RESULTS BY UTILITY. THE STUDY SHALL ALSO GATHER AND PRESENT DATA ON THE INCOME DISTRIBUTION OF RESIDENTIAL NET METERING PARTICIPANTS THAT IS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AND AGGREGATED BY ZIP CODE AND COUNTY. IN ORDER TO ASSESS THE ECONOMIC COSTS AND BENEFITS AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF NET METERING IMPLEMENTATION, THE STUDY SHALL BE CONDUCTED USING MULTIPLE NET ENERGY METERING PENETRATION SCENARIOS. THE COMMISSION SHALL PUBLISH A REPORT FROM ITS FINDINGS. THE REPORT MUST BE PUBLISHED WITHIN THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. A COPY OF THE REPORT MUST BE FURNISHED TO THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY ENERGY COMMITTEE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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