Bill Text: NY S08587 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes the resiliency rebate program to provide rebates to eligible resiliency facilities installed at any critical facility or residential facility.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-05-10 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S08587 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S08587-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                      May 10, 2018
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 establishing
          the resiliency rebate program
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby declares that it
     2  shall  be the policy of the state of New York to be prepared for natural
     3  disasters, man-made disasters, and other emergencies by  making  invest-
     4  ments  to  ensure  that  critical  facilities and residential facilities
     5  impacted by electrical outages  are  able  to  maintain  critical  loads
     6  during  grid  outages  due  to natural disasters, man-made disasters and
     7  other emergencies.
     8    The legislature further declares that it shall be the policy  of  this
     9  state  to  ensure  that New York's residents and critical facilities are
    10  prepared to withstand natural disasters, man-made disasters,  and  other
    11  emergencies  by  investing  in  resiliency  infrastructure that provides
    12  reliable and clean backup power.
    13    § 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
    14  1884 to read as follows:
    15    §  1884.  Resiliency  rebate program. 1. Definitions.  As used in this
    16  section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
    17    (a) "Critical facility" means police stations, fire  stations,  hospi-
    18  tals, nursing homes, emergency shelters, and such other critical infras-
    19  tructure that may be designated as such by the governor.
    20    (b) "Eligible resiliency facility" means a renewable energy generating
    21  system that is:
    22    (i)  installed on the property of a residential facility or a critical
    23  facility;
    24    (ii) sized to power at least fifty  percent  but  not  more  than  one
    25  hundred  ten  percent of the residents or critical infrastructure annual
    26  electrical requirements;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (iii) capable of isolating from the electric grid and operating  inde-
     2  pendently during periods of electrical outages;
     3    (iv) not owned by an electric utility; and
     4    (v) annually provides to the New York state energy research and devel-
     5  opment  authority  cycle  data  verifying that the system performed grid
     6  services by discharging at  least  twenty-six  full  cycle  equivalents,
     7  evidencing a benefit to the electricity system.
     8    (c)  "Grid services" means the capacity or ancillary services or time-
     9  varying dispatch of energy provided by an eligible  resiliency  facility
    10  to  the  electric  distribution grid that are distinct from the services
    11  provided by the eligible resiliency facility to the resiliency  facility
    12  user.
    13    (d)  "Mobile  energy  storage  device"  means an energy storage device
    14  powered by renewable energy that is:
    15    (i) not permanently affixed or interconnected to the electric grid;
    16    (ii) capable of interconnecting to the electric grid or not  intercon-
    17  necting  with the electric grid but operating independently during peri-
    18  ods of electrical outages at the location to which it is deployed;
    19    (iii) sized to provide continuous power output at a  reasonable  level
    20  to serve community or critical infrastructure needs; and
    21    (iv) not owned by an electric utility.
    22    (e) "Residential facility" means a single or multi-family home.
    23    (f) "Resiliency facility owner" means the person, individual, partner-
    24  ship,  corporation,  association, or public or private organization that
    25  holds legal title to an eligible resiliency facility.
    26    (g) "Resiliency facility user" means the real property owner,  or  the
    27  real  property owner's lessees or tenants, whom the energy services from
    28  an eligible resiliency facility are primarily intended to benefit.
    29    (h) "Renewable energy generation system" means an electric  generating
    30  facility  for  which  the  primary  fuel  source  is  a renewable energy
    31  resource as defined in subdivision twelve of section 1-103 of the energy
    32  law and includes an electrical energy  storage  device  installed  as  a
    33  component  of  the  electric  generating  facility  or  integrated after
    34  installation of the electric generating facility.
    35    (i) "Electrical energy storage device" means a system  that  shall  do
    36  one  or  more of the following: (i) use mechanical, chemical, or thermal
    37  processes to store energy that was generated at one time for  use  at  a
    38  later  time;  or  (ii) use mechanical, chemical, or thermal processes to
    39  store energy generated from renewable resources for use at a later time.
    40    2. Resiliency rebate program. (a) There is hereby established a  resi-
    41  liency  rebate  program that shall be administered by the New York state
    42  energy research and development authority in a  manner  consistent  with
    43  this chapter.
    44    (b)  The  resiliency rebate program shall apply to eligible resiliency
    45  facilities installed at any critical facility  or  residential  facility
    46  located in the state.
    47    (c) To implement the resiliency rebate program, the authority shall:
    48    (i)  Fund rebates for the purchase or lease and installation of eligi-
    49  ble resiliency facilities on a first come, first served basis in accord-
    50  ance with this section;
    51    (ii) Allocate twenty-five percent of the funding  made  available  for
    52  rebates  issued  pursuant  to  this  section  to low- to moderate-income
    53  households as defined in the authority's clean energy  fund  implementa-
    54  tion plan.
    55    (iii)  Prepare  any  forms  that  may  be necessary for the resiliency
    56  facility owner to claim a resiliency rebate;

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     1    (iv) Establish on its website an online marketplace  that  includes  a
     2  list of providers of eligible resiliency facilities; and
     3    (v)  Establish guidelines necessary to effectuate the purposes of this
     4  section, including the establishment  of  any  procedures  necessary  to
     5  allow resiliency facility owners to secure the rebate.
     6    (d)  A resiliency facility owner may apply to the authority to claim a
     7  one-time rebate per eligible resiliency facility.
     8    (e) A resiliency facility owner shall be entitled to  receive  rebates
     9  for eligible resiliency facilities in the amount of five hundred dollars
    10  per  kWh  of  the  electrical  energy  storage device installed with the
    11  renewable energy generation system or integrated after  installation  of
    12  the renewable energy generation system, but not more than:
    13    (i) Four thousand five hundred dollars per resiliency facility user of
    14  a single-family home;
    15    (ii)  Fifty  thousand dollars per resiliency facility user of a multi-
    16  family home; or
    17    (iii) Fifty thousand dollars per resiliency facility user of  a  crit-
    18  ical facility.
    19    (f) The rebate shall be made available for eligible resiliency facili-
    20  ties  first  placed  in service after June thirtieth, two thousand eigh-
    21  teen.
    22    3. Mobile energy storage pilot program. (a) The authority shall estab-
    23  lish a mobile energy storage pilot program to award funding  for  mobile
    24  energy  storage devices capable of being deployed to provide electricity
    25  to any particular location in the event of an electrical outage.
    26    (b) The authority shall increase the funds available for mobile energy
    27  storage devices for those devices that can provide  grid  services  when
    28  not deployed for electrical outage work.
    29    (c)  The  authority  shall  establish the mobile energy storage device
    30  pilot program by October first, two thousand eighteen.
    31    § 3. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
    32  1020-mm to read as follows:
    33    §  1020-mm.  Resiliency rebate program and mobile energy storage pilot
    34  program. The authority shall, in coordination with the New  York  energy
    35  research  and  development  authority,  establish  the resiliency rebate
    36  program and the mobile energy storage pilot program  as  set  forth  and
    37  defined in section eighteen hundred eighty-four of this chapter.
    38    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.