Bill Text: NY A08058 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Creates a revolving loan fund through the New York state energy research and development authority for the purpose of building renewable energy storage systems scaled to function as microgrids to power housing owned by the New York city housing authority.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-06-11 - referred to energy [A08058 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A08058-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          8058

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      June 11, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Energy

        AN ACT to amend the public  authorities  law  and  the  energy  law,  in
          relation  to creating a revolving loan fund through the New York state
          energy research and development authority for the purpose of  building
          renewable  and energy storage systems scaled to function as microgrids
          to power housing owned by the New York city housing authority

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

     1    Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as the "NYCHA
     2  microgrids development and revolving loan act".
     3    § 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
     4  1879-a to read as follows:
     5    §  1879-a.  NYCHA  microgrid  loan program. 1. The authority is hereby
     6  authorized and directed to establish a revolving loan fund in  order  to
     7  provide zero-percent interest loans to the New York city housing author-
     8  ity  to  finance  energy  services  from renewable solar energy systems,
     9  battery or other zero emission technology  storage  systems  and/or  any
    10  other  renewable generation systems as defined in section sixty-six-p of
    11  the public service law for the purpose of implementing any  state  clean
    12  energy  standard,  all of which are scaled to function as microgrids for
    13  housing owned by the New York city housing authority. The authority,  in
    14  cooperation with the New York power authority, shall issue a competitive
    15  request  for  proposals  from project developers that are not subject to
    16  cost of service ratemaking for the construction and installation of  the
    17  renewable solar energy systems, battery or other zero emission technolo-
    18  gy  storage  systems  and/or  any  other renewable generation systems as
    19  defined in section sixty-six-p of the public service law that are scaled
    20  to function as microgrids for New York city housing  authority  housing.
    21  Such  microgrid systems funded through this section shall be constructed
    22  with consideration given to increasing the demand for electricity caused

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07295-05-1

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     1  by the adoption of "beneficial electrification" policies proposed pursu-
     2  ant to the climate leadership and community protection act.  Such  loans
     3  shall be funded from moneys made available pursuant to appropriations by
     4  the authority and other sources including funds from the regional green-
     5  house gas initiative.
     6    2.  Notwithstanding  any  policies, practices, or orders by the public
     7  service commission to  the  contrary,  if  excess  energy  is  generated
     8  through  the  systems,  this excess energy generated may be sold back to
     9  the grid.
    10    § 3. Section 6-104 of the energy law is amended by adding a new subdi-
    11  vision 6 to read as follows:
    12    6. The state energy plan  shall  include  provisions  for  allowing  a
    13  surcharge  of  up  to two percent on energy bills, for the New York city
    14  housing authority to provide funds or repay loans to the New York  state
    15  energy research and development authority for the installation of micro-
    16  grids  as renewable solar energy systems, battery or other zero emission
    17  technology storage systems and/or any other renewable generation systems
    18  as defined in section sixty-six-p of the public service law for  housing
    19  owned  by the New York city housing authority pursuant to  section eigh-
    20  teen hundred seventy-nine-a of the public authorities law.
    21    § 4. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,  as  deemed
    22  feasible  and advisable by its trustees, the New York power authority is
    23  authorized and directed to utilize  a  portion  of  its  net  income  to
    24  support  the  restoration of electricity, heat and hot water services to
    25  tenants of the New York city housing authority  and  to  provide  energy
    26  services,  including  but  not  limited  to electricity, heating, venti-
    27  lation, cooling, steam or hot water, to such tenants pursuant to  energy
    28  performance  contracts,  as defined by subdivision four of section 9-102
    29  of the energy law, through a competitive procurement process.
    30    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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