Bill S6485-2013

Relates to amending the combined rated capacity of fuel cell electric generating equipment

Changes the combined rated capacity of fuel cell electric generating equipment for net energy metering for non-residential customers from 1,500 kilowatts to 2,000 kilowatts.

Details

Actions

  • Dec 17, 2014: SIGNED CHAP.518
  • Dec 5, 2014: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • May 29, 2014: returned to senate
  • May 29, 2014: passed assembly
  • May 29, 2014: ordered to third reading cal.772
  • May 29, 2014: substituted for a8800
  • Mar 4, 2014: referred to ways and means
  • Mar 4, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 4, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 26, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 11, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Feb 10, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.158
  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - Feb 10, 2014
Ayes (10): Maziarz, Carlucci, Griffo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Robach, Parker, Kennedy, Dilan, Peralta

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6485

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to fuel cell electric generating equipment

PURPOSE:

To allow non-residential customer generators who are utilizing net metering for fuel cell electric generating equipment to install systems of up to 2,000 kilowatts.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1-amends section 66-J of the public service law to increase the rated capacity of fuel cell electric generating equipment for non-residential customers from 1500 kilowatts to 2000 kilowatts.

Section 2-Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

Fuel cell- electric generating equipment for non-residential customers was added to the technologies authorized to conduct net metering by chapter 530 of the laws of 2011. However, this chapter placed the upper limit in terms of rated capacity at 1500 kilowatts, which is wholly inconsistent with other technologies that are authorized for net metering. Therefore, this bill aims to level the playing field by moving the upper rated capacity for fuel cells from 1500 kilowatts to 2000 kilowatts. This assures parity between fuel cells and other clean energy technologies.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6485 IN SENATE January 29, 2014 ___________
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 fuel cell elec- tric generating equipment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 1 of section 66-j of the public service law, as amended by chapter 530 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (g) "Fuel cell electric generating equipment" means: (i)(A) in the case of a residential customer, a solid oxide, molten carbonate, proton exchange membrane or phosphoric acid fuel cell with a combined rated capacity of not more than ten kilowatts; and (B) in the case of a non-residential customer, a solid oxide, molten carbonate, proton exchange membrane or phosphoric acid fuel cell with a combined rated capacity of not more than [one] TWO thousand [five hundred] kilo- watts; and (ii) that is manufactured, installed and operated in accordance with applicable government and industry standards, that is connected to the electric system and operated in parallel with an electric corporation's transmission and distribution facilities, and that is operated in compliance with any standards and requirements established under this section. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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