Bill S6159A-2013

Relates to net energy metering standards for non-residential customers with farm waste electric generating equipment

Relates to net energy metering standards for non-residential customers who own or operate farm waste electric generating equipment.

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  • Jun 17, 2014: SUBSTITUTED BY A8798A
  • Jun 2, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 29, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 28, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.921
  • May 12, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 6159A
  • May 12, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - May 28, 2014
Ayes (11): Maziarz, Carlucci, Griffo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Robach, Flanagan, Parker, Kennedy, Dilan, Peralta

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BILL NUMBER:S6159A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to net energy metering standards for non-residential customers with farm waste electric generating equipment

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

SECTION 1 - adds a new subparagraph (ix) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 66-j of the Public Service Law to add a non-residential customer of an electric corporation which owns or operates farm waste electric generating equipment located and used on its premises.

SECTION 2 - amends subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the Public Service Law to add customer-generator as defined in subparagraph (ix) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 66-j.

SECTION 3 - amends subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the Public Service Law to add a new paragraph (h) adding non-residential customers defined by subparagraph (ix) of paragraph 1(a)of section 66-j of the Public Service Law as eligible to designate a portion of its net metering credits to other properties owned by it.

SECTION 4 - amends paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 4 of section 66-j of the Public Service Law to add farm waste generating equipment as described in subparagraph (ix) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 66-j.

SECTION 5 - provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: Permitting net metering for farm waste electrical generating equipment on farms is proving to be a successful way to reduce costs while reducing farm wastes and increasing electricity production in an ecologically friendly way. However, not all farm waste remains on the farm. This bill would expand the program to non-residential users who generate farm waste in their business as a part of processing dairy and farm products. This bill will permit them to generate electricity, to be shared through net metering, rather than simply shipping these wastes to landfills. These companies will become more competitive, electricity production will be increased in a "green" way, waste will be productively used and landfill usage reduced.

EXISTING LAW: Section 66-j of the Public Service Law regulates net metering for certain customers of electric corporations.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6159--A IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu- nications -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to net energy meter- ing standards for non-residential customers with farm waste electric generating equipment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraphs (vii) and (viii) of paragraph (a) of subdivi- sion 1 of section 66-j of the public service law, subparagraph (vii) as added and subparagraph (viii) as amended by chapter 546 of the laws of 2011 and as redesignated by chapter 318 of the laws of 2012, are amended and a new subparagraph (ix) is added to read as follows: (vii) a residential customer of an electric corporation, who owns or operates micro-hydroelectric generating equipment located and used at his or her residence; [and] (viii) a non-residential customer of an electric corporation which owns or operates micro-hydroelectric generat- ing equipment located and used at its premises[.]; AND (IX) A NON-RESI- DENTIAL CUSTOMER OF AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION WHICH OWNS OR OPERATES FARM WASTE ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT LOCATED AND USED AT ITS PREMISES. S 2. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (c) of subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the public service law, as separately amended by chapters 530 and 546 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (iii) In the case of a non-residential customer-generator who owns or operates solar electric generating equipment or fuel cell electric generating equipment or micro-hydroelectric generating equipment OR FARM WASTE GENERATING EQUIPMENT AS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (IX) OF PARA- GRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, with a rated capacity of more than twenty-five kilowatts located and used at its premises, such cost shall be as determined by the electric corporation subject to review, upon the request of such customer-generator, by the department.
S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 66-j of the public service law is amended by adding a new paragraph (h) to read as follows: (H) A NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER-GENERATOR AS DEFINED BY SUBPARAGRAPH (IX) OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION THAT LOCATES FARM WASTE GENERATING EQUIPMENT WITH A NET METER ON PROPERTY OWNED OR LEASED BY SUCH CUSTOMER-GENERATOR MAY DESIGNATE ALL OR A PORTION OF THE NET METERING CREDITS GENERATED BY SUCH EQUIPMENT TO METERS AT ANY PROP- ERTY OWNED OR LEASED BY SUCH CUSTOMER-GENERATOR WITHIN THE SERVICE TERRITORY OF THE SAME ELECTRIC CORPORATION TO WHICH THE CUSTOMER-GENERATOR'S NET ENERGY METERS ARE INTERCONNECTED AND BEING WITHIN THE SAME LOAD ZONE AS DETERMINED BY THE LOCATION BASED MARGINAL PRICE AS OF THE DATE OF INITIAL REQUEST BY THE CUSTOMER-GENERATOR TO CONDUCT NET METERING. THE ELECTRIC CORPORATION WILL CREDIT THE ACCOUNTS OF THE CUSTOMER BY APPLYING ANY CREDITS TO THE HIGHEST USE METER FIRST, THEN SUBSEQUENT HIGHEST USE METERS UNTIL ALL SUCH CREDITS ARE ATTRIBUTED TO THE CUSTOMER. ANY EXCESS CREDITS SHALL BE CARRIED OVER TO THE FOLLOW- ING MONTH. S 4. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 4 of section 66-j of the public service law, as amended by chapter 355 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows: (b) In the event that the amount of electricity produced by a custom- er-generator during the billing period exceeds the amount of electricity used by the customer-generator, the corporation shall apply a credit to the next bill for service to the customer-generator for the net elec- tricity provided at the same rate per kilowatt hour applicable to service provided to other customers in the same service class which do not generate electricity onsite, except for micro-combined heat and power or fuel cell customer-generators OR FARM WASTE GENERATING EQUIP- MENT CUSTOMER-GENERATORS AS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (IX) OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, who will be credited at the corporation's avoided costs. The avoided cost credit provided to micro- combined heat and power or fuel cell customer-generators OR FARM WASTE GENERATING EQUIPMENT CUSTOMER-GENERATORS AS DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH (IX) OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION shall be treat- ed for ratemaking purposes as a purchase of electricity in the market that is includable in commodity costs. (c) At the end of the year or annualized over the period that service is supplied by means of net energy metering, the corporation shall promptly issue payment at its avoided cost to the customer-generator, as defined in subparagraph (i) [or], (ii) OR (IX) of paragraph (a) of subdivision one of this section, for the value of any remaining credit for the excess electricity produced during the year or over the annual- ized period by the customer-generator. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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