STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          6405

                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      April 6, 2023
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. K. BROWN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Energy

        AN  ACT  authorizing and directing the public service commission and the
          New York state energy research and development authority to conduct  a
          study  on  peaker plant electric generating facilities on Long Island;
          and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration there-
          of

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. For the purposes of this act, the term "peaker plant elec-
     2  tric generating facility" shall mean a major electric generating facili-
     3  ty as defined in paragraph b of subdivision one of  section  19-0312  of
     4  the  environmental  conservation  law  that  burns  coal, oil, diesel or
     5  natural gas and was operational  and  generated  electricity  less  than
     6  fifteen  percent of the year during at least two years between two thou-
     7  sand twelve through two thousand twenty-two.
     8    § 2. The public service commission, in conjunction with the  New  York
     9  state  energy  research  and  development  authority,  is authorized and
    10  directed to conduct a study of peaker plant electric generating  facili-
    11  ties on Long Island.  Such study shall include, but not be limited to:
    12    (a)  the number of peaker plant electric generating facilities on Long
    13  Island;
    14    (b) the number of peaker plant electric generating facilities that are
    15  necessary on Long Island; and
    16    (c) how to reduce the  number  of  peaker  plant  electric  generating
    17  facilities on Long Island.
    18    §  3.  The public service commission, in conjunction with the New York
    19  state energy research and development authority, may conduct  any  hear-
    20  ings or take any written testimony as it deems necessary in order to aid
    21  such  study, and shall take all other steps necessary to provide a thor-

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  ough analysis of all issues related to the provisions listed in  section
     2  one of this act.
     3    §  4.  The public service commission, in conjunction with the New York
     4  state energy research and development authority, shall issue  its  final
     5  report  no  later  than one year after the effective date of this act to
     6  the governor, the speaker of the assembly, the  temporary  president  of
     7  the  senate,  and  the chair of the assembly committee on energy and the
     8  senate committee on energy and telecommunications, and post  a  copy  of
     9  such report on its website.
    10    §  5.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
    11  deemed repealed two years after such effective date.