Bill Text: NY S08254 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Adds public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to the New York power authority's list of mandated customers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-02-07 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S08254 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S08254-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                    IN SENATE

                                    February 7, 2022

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

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to adding public
          and  nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to the list of the New
          York power authority's mandated customers

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

     1    Section  1.  The  third  undesignated paragraph of section 1005 of the
     2  public authorities law, as amended by chapter 287 of the laws  of  2004,
     3  is amended to read as follows:
     4    The  authority  is  further authorized to construct and/or acquire and
     5  complete such base load generating, transmission and related  facilities
     6  as  it deems necessary or desirable to assist in maintaining an adequate
     7  and dependable supply of electricity by supplying power and  energy  for
     8  the  metropolitan transportation authority, its subsidiary corporations,
     9  the New York city transit authority, the port authority of New York  and
    10  New  Jersey,  the  city  of  New York, the state of New York, the United
    11  States, other public corporations and electric corporations  within  the
    12  metropolitan  area of the city of New York within the state of New York;
    13  provided, however, that (i) the acquisition of  completed  or  partially
    14  completed  facilities shall be after public hearing and shall be limited
    15  to facilities located in New York city or  Westchester  county  and  the
    16  energy  and  power  generated  by  such facilities shall be used, to the
    17  extent feasible, for the benefit of electric  consumers  in  that  area,
    18  (ii)  not  more  than  one such generating facility shall be acquired in
    19  each of New York city and Westchester county, (iii) the price to be paid
    20  pursuant to any agreement entered into with  respect  to  the  purchase,
    21  appropriation  or  condemnation  of  any  such  completed  or  partially
    22  completed facility, as the case may be, shall be subject to the approval
    23  of the state comptroller and (iv) transmission facilities shall  not  be
    24  so acquired pursuant to this paragraph unless such acquisition is neces-
    25  sary  to  assure  delivery  of power and energy produced by any acquired
    26  generating facility. The authority is further authorized, to the  extent

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

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     1  it  deems  it necessary or desirable, to provide power and energy, as it
     2  may determine it to be available, for the use by  the  Niagara  frontier
     3  transportation  authority  or its subsidiary corporation.  The authority
     4  is [authorized] directed to make energy efficiency services, clean ener-
     5  gy  technologies and, in the event that supplies of power and energy are
     6  determined to be available from the competitive market for this purpose,
     7  power and energy, available  to  public  and  nonpublic  elementary  and
     8  secondary schools throughout the state.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.