Provides that each investor owned utility must file with the public service commission an electric vehicle charging tariff that allows a customer to purchase electricity solely for the purpose of recharging an electric vehicle; defines terms; makes related provisions.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A9574A
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the public service law, in relation to establishing the
electric vehicle charging tariff
To provide greater incentives for the ownership of electric vehicles and
encourage grid-responsible charging times.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Would define "eligible vehicle to mean" a vehicle with (i) four wheels;
(ii) was manufactured for use primarily on public streets, roads and
highways; (iii) the powertrain of which has not been modified from the
original manufacturer's specifications; (iv) is rated at nor more than
eight thousand five hundred pounds gross vehicle weight; (v) has a maxi-
mum speed capability of at least fifty-five miles per hour and; (vi) is
propelled at least in part by an electric motor and associated power
electronics which provide acceleration torque to the drive wheels some-
time during normal vehicle operation, and that draws electricity from a
hydrogen fuel cell or batter that: (a) has a capacity of not less than
four kilowatt hours; and (b) is capable of being recharged from an
external source of electricity.
Would direct combination electric and gas corporations, to file with the
Public Service Commission (PSC) a tariff allowing residential customers
to purchase for the sole purpose of eligible vehicles. Would require
reporting on the amount of participation and electricity delivered.
Additionally, the legislation would require the tariff to include clear
billing statements as well as reporting to the PSC.
New York State has set an ambitious, but much needed target to reduce
greenhouse gases in the coming decade through a drastic increase in the
amount of renewable energy purchased by utilities. While this fifty
percent renewables by 2030 goal is crucial, it is important to ensure
that it is complementary towards the nascent electric vehicle industry.
This bill is intended to encourage grid-responsible charging of electric
cars by allowing New York's combination electric and gas corporations to
develop pricing structures that would incentivize charging during peri-
ods when a significant portion of renewable energy is dispatched into
the grid. By aligning renewables production with charging, we can ensure
that electric vehicle usage will grow in a manner consistent with New
York's environmental and energy goals.
This is a new bill.
Likely costs to Department of Public Service.
STATE OF NEW YORK
Cal. No. 826
March 17, 2016
Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, BRENNAN, SANTABARBARA, CERETTO, BUCHWALD,
COLTON, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, LIFTON, MOSLEY, RAIA, PEOPLES-STOKES, FAHY
-- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK, HIKIND, LOPEZ -- read once
and referred to the Committee on Energy -- reported and referred to
the Committee on Ways and Means -- reported from committee, advanced
to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
on the order of third reading
AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to establishing the
electric vehicle charging tariff
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 66-o to read as follows:
3 § 66-o. Electric vehicle charging tariff. 1. Definitions. For purposes
4 of this section, the term "eligible vehicle" shall mean and include a
5 motor vehicle that:
6 (a) has four wheels;
7 (b) was manufactured for use primarily on public streets, roads and
9 (c) the powertrain of which has not been modified from the original
10 manufacturer's specifications;
11 (d) is rated at not more than eight thousand five hundred pounds gross
12 vehicle weight;
13 (e) has a maximum speed capability of at least fifty-five miles per
14 hour; and
15 (f) is propelled at least in part by an electric motor and associated
16 power electronics which provide acceleration torque to the drive wheels
17 sometime during normal vehicle operations, and that draws electricity
18 from a hydrogen fuel cell or from a battery that:
19 (i) has a capacity of not less than four kilowatt hours; and
20 (ii) is capable of being recharged from an external source of elec-
22 2. No later than April first, two thousand seventeen each combination
23 gas and electric corporation shall file an application with the commis-
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 9574--A 2
1 sion to establish a residential tariff for eligible vehicles for the
2 purpose of recharging an eligible vehicle or vehicles.
3 3. The commission shall, after notice and opportunity for public
4 comment, approve, modify, or reject the tariff.
5 4. Within sixty days of commission approval of a combination gas and
6 electric corporation's tariff filed under this section, such combination
7 gas and electric corporation shall make the tariff available to custom-
9 5. The combination gas and electric corporation may at any time
10 propose revisions to a tariff filed under this section based on changing
11 costs or conditions.
12 6. Each combination gas and electric corporation providing a tariff
13 under this section shall periodically report to the commission, as
14 established by the commission and on a form prescribed by the commis-
15 sion, the following information:
16 (a) the number of customers who have arranged to have electricity
17 delivered under the tariff;
18 (b) the total amount of electricity delivered under the tariff; and
19 (c) other data required by the commission.
20 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.