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A06571 Summary:

BILL NOA06571
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05190
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRWalker, Englebright, Hunter, Moya, Buchwald, Cahill, Colton, D'Urso, Galef, Gottfried, Jaffee, Lifton, Lupardo, Niou, Ortiz, Otis, Quart, Schimminger, Simon, McDonough, Sepulveda, Santabarbara, Rosenthal, Blake, Thiele, Barron, Jones, Palmesano
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Magee
 
Add 74, Pub Serv L; ren 1020-ii - 1020-kk to be 1020-jj - 1020-ll, add 1020-ii, amd 1020-s, Pub Auth L
 
Establishes the energy storage deployment program to encourage the installation of qualified energy storage systems; relates to commercially available technology that is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period of time, and thereafter dispatching the energy.
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A06571 Actions:

BILL NOA06571
 
03/09/2017referred to energy
03/22/2017reported referred to ways and means
05/09/2017reported
05/11/2017advanced to third reading cal.352
05/17/2017passed assembly
05/17/2017delivered to senate
05/17/2017REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
06/19/2017SUBSTITUTED FOR S5190
06/19/20173RD READING CAL.1887
06/19/2017PASSED SENATE
06/19/2017DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
11/17/2017delivered to governor
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A06571 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6571
 
SPONSOR: Paulin (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law and the public authorities law, in relation to establishing the energy storage deploy- ment program   PURPOSE: To promote the installation of qualified energy storage systems through the energy storage deployment program.   SUMMARY: Section one amends the public service law by adding a new section 74, "Energy storage deployment program", which: i) defines a qualified ener- gy storage system as technology that is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period of time, and thereafter dispatching the energy; ii) specifies that such storage systems can use mechanical, chemical or thermal processes to store energy that was generated from renewable resources or through mechanical processes; iii) provides that such stor- age system can store thermal energy for direct use for heating or cool- ing at a later time. Additionally, it provides that the Public Service Commission (PSC) shall establish 2030 targets for the installation of such systems. In doing so, the Commission will consult with the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority and with the Long Island Power Authority. The latter two entities will administer the Energy Storage Deployment Program starting in 2018, providing: a) estimates for the annual program expenditures till 2030, b) program designs related to the deferred or avoided costs and the reduction of peaks, c) performance reports and anything else the PSC deems appropriate. Section two provides that sections 1020-ii, 1020-jj and 1020-kk of the public authorities law are renumbered sections 1020-jj, 1020-kk and 1020-11, and a new section 1020-ii is added. The latter states that the Authority shall encourage the installation of qualified storage systems in its service territory, by implementing an energy storage deployment program as defined in the new section 74 of the public service law. Section three amends subdivision 1 of section 1020-s of the public authorities law to add that section 74 of public service law applies to qualified energy storage systems within the authority's jurisdiction. Section four provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: In an effort to combat climate change, renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, are being used more extensively than in the past. This development is leading to a change in the energy supply and demand patterns. The fact that solar and wind are intermittent has presented significant challenges. For example, solar produces power primarily during the day. Conversely, wind is stronger at night, leading to a higher production of energy at night than in the day. Energy storage systems can efficiently solve the issues related to the timing mismatch between energy supply and demand. In fact, by absorbing and storing energy resources, storage systems are able to reduce demand for peak hours, boosting the resilience and reliability of the electric grid. This way, renewable energy can be available continuously, result- ing in a reduced need for baseload generation. This legislation defines qualified energy storage systems, and provides a regulatory framework for the PSC to start the energy storage deploy- ment program. This will encourage the installation of such systems throughout New York State, leading to a more efficient and sustainable use of renewable energy sources.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A06571 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6571
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      March 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN,  WALKER,  ENGLEBRIGHT, HUNTER, MOYA,
          BUCHWALD, CAHILL, COLTON, D'URSO, GALEF,  GOTTFRIED,  JAFFEE,  LIFTON,
          LUPARDO,  NIOU,  ORTIZ,  OTIS, QUART, SCHIMMINGER, SIMON, McDONOUGH --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of A. COOK, MAGEE, THIELE -- read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Energy

        AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
          in relation to establishing the energy storage deployment program
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
     2  74 to read as follows:
     3    § 74. Energy storage deployment  program.  1.  (a)  As  used  in  this
     4  section "qualified energy storage system" shall mean commercially avail-
     5  able  technology  that  is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a
     6  period of time, and thereafter dispatching the energy. A qualified ener-
     7  gy storage system shall be cost-effective and either  assist  the  inte-
     8  gration  of  variable  energy  resources, reduce emissions of greenhouse
     9  gases, reduce demand for peak electrical generation, defer or substitute
    10  for an investment in generation, transmission, or  distribution  assets,
    11  or  improve  the  reliable  operation  of the electrical transmission or
    12  distribution grid.
    13    (b) A qualified energy storage system shall do  one  or  more  of  the
    14  following:  (i)  use mechanical, chemical, or thermal processes to store
    15  energy that was generated at one time for use  at  a  later  time;  (ii)
    16  store  thermal  energy  for direct use for heating or cooling at a later
    17  time in a manner that avoids the need to use electricity at  that  later
    18  time;  (iii)  use  mechanical,  chemical,  or thermal processes to store
    19  energy generated from renewable resources for use at a  later  time;  or
    20  (iv)  use  mechanical,  chemical,  or  thermal processes to store energy
    21  generated from mechanical processes that would otherwise be  wasted  for
    22  delivery at a later time.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10350-01-7

        A. 6571                             2
 
     1    2.  Within  ninety  days  of  the  effective date of this section, the
     2  commission shall commence a proceeding to establish the  energy  storage
     3  deployment  program  to  encourage  the installation of qualified energy
     4  storage systems. No later than January first, two thousand eighteen, the
     5  commission  shall  make  a  determination  establishing a target for the
     6  installation of qualified energy storage systems to be achieved  through
     7  two thousand thirty and programs that will enable the state to meet such
     8  target.  The  commission  shall  consult  with the New York state energy
     9  research and development authority and the Long Island  power  authority
    10  in  the  preparation  of  such  determination.  The  determination shall
    11  include the following:
    12    (a) The creation of the energy storage deployment program to be admin-
    13  istered by the New York state energy research and development  authority
    14  and the Long Island power authority;
    15    (b) Estimated annual expenditures associated with the program for each
    16  year  commencing with calendar year two thousand eighteen and continuing
    17  through calendar year two thousand thirty;
    18    (c) Program designs that take the following into consideration:
    19    (1) avoided or deferred costs associated with  transmission,  distrib-
    20  ution, and/or capacity;
    21    (2) minimization of peak load in constrained areas; and
    22    (3) systems that are connected to customer facilities and systems that
    23  are directly connected to transmission and distribution facilities;
    24    (d)  Annual  reports  on  the  achievements  and  effectiveness of the
    25  program to be submitted to the governor, the temporary president of  the
    26  senate, and the speaker of the assembly; and
    27    (e) Such other issues deemed appropriate by the commission.
    28    §  2.  Sections 1020-ii, 1020-jj and 1020-kk of the public authorities
    29  law, as renumbered by chapter 388 of the laws of  2011,  are  renumbered
    30  sections 1020-jj, 1020-kk and 1020-ll and a new section 1020-ii is added
    31  to read as follows:
    32    §  1020-ii.  Energy  storage  deployment  program. The authority shall
    33  encourage the installation of qualified energy storage  systems  in  its
    34  service  territory  through implementation of the energy storage deploy-
    35  ment program as set forth and defined in  section  seventy-four  of  the
    36  public service law.
    37    § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 1020-s of the public authorities law, as
    38  amended  by  section  9 of part A of chapter 173 of the laws of 2013, is
    39  amended to read as follows:
    40    1. The rates, services  and  practices  relating  to  the  electricity
    41  generated  by facilities owned or operated by the authority shall not be
    42  subject to the provisions of the public service law or to regulation by,
    43  or the jurisdiction of, the public service  commission,  except  to  the
    44  extent (a) article seven of the public service law applies to the siting
    45  and operation of a major utility transmission facility as defined there-
    46  in,  (b)  article  ten of such law applies to the siting of a generating
    47  facility as defined therein, (c) section eighteen-a of such law provides
    48  for assessment for certain costs, property or operations, [and]  (d)  to
    49  the  extent  that  the  department  of  public service reviews and makes
    50  recommendations with respect to the operations and provision of services
    51  of, and rates and budgets established  by,  the  authority  pursuant  to
    52  section  three-b  of  such law, and (e) that section seventy-four of the
    53  public service law applies to qualified energy  storage  systems  within
    54  the authority's jurisdiction.
    55    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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