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AB8921 Summary:

BILL NOA08921A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07318-A
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSROtis
 
MLTSPNSREnglebright
 
Amd 74, Pub Serv L; amd 1020-ii, Pub Auth L
 
Establishes the energy storage deployment policy.
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AB8921 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8921--A
                                                                Cal. No. 750
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 8, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. PAULIN, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
          ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Energy  --
          advanced  to  a third reading, passed by Assembly and delivered to the
          Senate, recalled from the Senate,  vote  reconsidered,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities 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 added by chapter
     2  415 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 74. Energy storage deployment [program] policy. 1. [(a)] As used  in
     4  this  section  "qualified energy storage system" shall mean commercially
     5  available technology that is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for
     6  a period of time, and thereafter dispatching the  energy[.  A  qualified
     7  energy  storage  system  shall  be  cost-effective and either assist the
     8  integration 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] using mechanical, chemical, or thermal processes to
    15  store energy that was generated at one time for use at  a  later  time[;
    16  (ii)  store  thermal  energy  for direct use for heating or cooling at a
    17  later time in a manner that avoids the need to use electricity  at  that
    18  later  time;  (iii)  use  mechanical,  chemical, or thermal processes to
    19  store energy generated from renewable resources for use at a later time;
    20  or (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].
    23    2. [Within ninety days of the effective  date  of  this  section,  the
    24  commission  shall  commence a proceeding to establish the energy storage
    25  deployment program to encourage the  installation  of  qualified  energy

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10350-06-8

        A. 8921--A                          2

     1  storage systems. No later than January first, two thousand eighteen, the
     2  commission  shall  make  a  determination  establishing a target for the
     3  installation of qualified energy storage systems to be achieved  through
     4  two thousand thirty and programs that will enable the state to meet such
     5  target.  The  commission  shall  consult  with the New York state energy
     6  research and development authority and the Long Island  power  authority
     7  in the preparation of such determination.] By December thirty-first, two
     8  thousand  eighteen,  the  commission shall, in consultation with the New
     9  York state energy research and development authority and the Long Island
    10  power authority, after a hearing held on  notice,  establish  by  order,
    11  rules  and  regulations,  both a two thousand thirty energy storage goal
    12  for the state and a deployment policy to support that goal. The  [deter-
    13  mination] energy storage deployment policy shall include the following:
    14    (a)  [The  creation  of  the  energy  storage deployment program to be
    15  administered by the New  York  state  energy  research  and  development
    16  authority and the Long Island power authority;
    17    (b) Estimated annual expenditures associated with the program for each
    18  year  commencing with calendar year two thousand eighteen and continuing
    19  through calendar year two thousand thirty;
    20    (c) Program designs that take the following into consideration:
    21    (1)] avoided or deferred costs associated with transmission,  distrib-
    22  ution, [and/or] or generation capacity;
    23    [(2)] (b) minimization of peak load in constrained areas; [and
    24    (3)] (c) systems that are connected to customer facilities and systems
    25  that 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;
    29    (g) reducing demand for peak electrical generation; and
    30    (h) improving the reliable operation of the electrical transmission or
    31  distribution systems;
    32    (i)  Annual  reports  on  the  achievements  and  effectiveness of the
    33  [program] policy to be submitted to the governor, the  temporary  presi-
    34  dent of the senate, and the speaker of the assembly; and
    35    [(e)] (j) Such other issues deemed appropriate by the commission.
    36    §  2. Section 1020-ii of the public authorities law, as added by chap-
    37  ter 415 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
    38    § 1020-ii. Energy storage deployment [program] policy.  The  authority
    39  shall  encourage the installation of qualified energy storage systems in
    40  its service territory  through  implementation  of  the  energy  storage
    41  deployment  [program]  policy as set forth and defined in section seven-
    42  ty-four of the public service law.
    43    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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