Bill Text: NY S01829 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Directs the New York state energy research and development authority to study and make recommendations regarding siting renewable energy resources at decommissioned or dormant electric generating sites and to issue a request for proposal in support of a renewable energy project at a dormant electric generating site.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-24 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S01829 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01829-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          1829

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 16, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to directing the
          New  York state energy research and development authority to study and
          make recommendations regarding siting renewable  energy  resources  at
          decommissioned  or  dormant electric generating sites; and directs the
          New York state energy research and development authority  to  issue  a
          request  for  proposal  in  support of a renewable energy project at a
          dormant electric generating site

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

     1    Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
     2  section 1884 to read as follows:
     3    § 1884. Report; energy storage at decommissioned or  dormant  electric
     4  generating sites. 1. For the purposes of this section:
     5    (a)  "renewable  energy  resources" shall mean resources that generate
     6  electricity or thermal energy through the use of the following technolo-
     7  gies: solar thermal, photovoltaics, on land and  offshore  wind,  hydro-
     8  electric,  geothermal  electric,  geothermal  ground  source heat, tidal
     9  energy, wave energy, ocean thermal, and fuel cells.
    10    (b) "energy storage" shall mean systems that store  electricity,  that
    11  was  generated by renewable energy resources, through mechanical, chemi-
    12  cal, or thermal processes for use at a later time.
    13    2. (a) The authority is  hereby  directed  to  prepare  a  report,  in
    14  consultation  with the public service commission and empire state devel-
    15  opment corporation, containing recommendations regarding siting  renewa-
    16  ble  energy  resources  and  energy storage at decommissioned or dormant
    17  electric generating sites.
    18    (b) The report shall include, but not be limited to:

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04143-01-1

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     1    (i) a survey of decommissioned or dormant electric generating sites in
     2  the state;
     3    (ii)  an  identification of renewable energy development opportunities
     4  at decommissioned or dormant electric generating sites;
     5    (iii) an assessment of the economic impacts on affected communities of
     6  repowering dormant electric  generating  sites  with  renewable  energy,
     7  including impacts to the local tax base and local employment;
     8    (iv) an assessment of the impacts on electric system reliability;
     9    (v)  an  assessment  of  the  siting  process in converting brownfield
    10  locations to renewable energy  resource  and  energy  storage  projects,
    11  including a review of the applicable state and local laws; and
    12    (vi) recommendations to further develop renewable energy resources and
    13  energy storage projects at decommissioned or dormant electric generating
    14  sites.
    15    3. The authority shall submit the report required pursuant to subdivi-
    16  sion two of this section to the governor, the temporary president of the
    17  senate  and the speaker of the assembly within one year of the effective
    18  date of this section.
    19    § 2. The New York state energy research and development  authority  is
    20  directed  to establish the "repowering with renewable energy" program to
    21  develop renewable energy resources and energy storage at  decommissioned
    22  and dormant electric generating facilities.
    23    1. After the completion of the report established pursuant to subdivi-
    24  sion  two  of  section 1884 of the public authorities law, the authority
    25  shall issue a request for proposal through the New York green bank for a
    26  repowering with renewable energy project at the Lovett  Power  Plant  in
    27  Rockland  county  (Lovett).  Such  solicitation  shall leverage existing
    28  state programs to attract competitive private investment in the program.
    29    2. After the selection of a successful bid  for  the  repowering  with
    30  renewable energy project at Lovett, the authority shall, as appropriate,
    31  open solicitations for additional repowering projects in the state.
    32    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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