STATE OF NEW YORK
June 5, 2018
Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Cusick) --
read once and referred to the Committee on Energy
AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to establishing the
energy storage deployment policy
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 74 of the public service law, as amended by a chap-
2 ter of the laws of 2018 amending the public service law and the public
3 authorities law relating to establishing the energy storage deployment
4 policy, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 7318-A and A.
5 8921-A, is amended to read as follows:
6 § 74. Energy storage deployment policy. 1. As used in this section
7 "qualified energy storage system" shall mean commercially available
8 technology that is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period
9 of time, and thereafter dispatching the energy using mechanical, chemi-
10 cal, or thermal processes to store energy that was generated at one time
11 for use at a later time.
12 2. By December thirty-first, two thousand eighteen, the commission
13 shall, in consultation with the New York state energy research and
14 development authority [and], the Long Island power authority, and the
15 federally designated electric bulk system operator for New York state,
16 after a hearing held on notice, establish by order, rules and regu-
17 lations, both a two thousand thirty energy storage goal for the state
18 and a deployment policy to support that goal. The energy storage deploy-
19 ment policy shall [include the following] assist with and take the
20 following into consideration:
21 (a) avoided or deferred costs associated with transmission, distrib-
22 ution, [or] and/or generation capacity;
23 (b) minimization of peak load in constrained areas;
24 (c) systems that are connected to customer facilities and systems that
25 are directly connected to transmission and distribution facilities;
26 (d) cost-effectiveness;
27 (e) [assisting] the integration of variable-output energy resources;
28 (f) reducing emissions of greenhouse gases;
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 (g) reducing demand for peak electrical generation; [and]
2 (h) improving the reliable operation of the electrical transmission or
3 distribution systems; and
4 (i) such other issues deemed appropriate by the commission.
5 3. To the extent that the energy storage deployment policy directs the
6 procurement of qualified energy storage systems to encourage their
7 deployment, such procurements shall be awarded through a competitive
9 4. Annual reports on the achievements and effectiveness of the policy
10 [to] shall be submitted to the governor, the temporary president of the
11 senate, and the speaker of the assembly[; and
12 (j) Such other issues deemed appropriate by the commission].
13 § 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same
14 manner as a chapter of the laws of 2018 amending the public service law
15 and the public authorities law relating to establishing the energy stor-
16 age deployment policy, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.
17 7318-A and A. 8921-A, takes effect.