Bill Text: NY S07952 | 2019-2020 | 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 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-03-04 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S07952 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S07952-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          7952

                    IN SENATE

                                      March 4, 2020
                                       ___________

        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:
    19    (i) a survey of decommissioned or dormant electric generating sites in
    20  the state;
    21    (ii) an identification of renewable energy  development  opportunities
    22  at decommissioned or dormant electric generating sites;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15109-02-0

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