Bill Text: NY S08650 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the New York state energy research and development authority to develop recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-25 - SUBSTITUTED BY A8418A [S08650 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S08650-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         8650--A

                    IN SENATE

                                     March 25, 2022
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the
          Committee  on  Finance  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to require the New York state  energy  research  and  development
          authority  to  develop  recommendations regarding the establishment of
          microgrids

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

     1    Section 1.  The New York state energy research and development author-
     2  ity, in consultation with the department of public service and the divi-
     3  sion of homeland security and emergency services, shall prepare a report
     4  including  recommendations regarding the establishment of microgrids for
     5  protection of critical facilities in the state of New York. For purposes
     6  of this act, the term "microgrid" shall mean a group  of  interconnected
     7  loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical
     8  boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the
     9  grid  and can connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to oper-
    10  ate in both grid-connected or island-mode.  Specifically, the  authority
    11  shall develop recommendations which include, but are not limited to, the
    12  following:
    13    (a)  Whether  microgrids  should  be  established  at hospitals, first
    14  responder headquarters, such as  police  and  fire  stations,  emergency
    15  shelters,  schools, water filtration plants, sewage treatment plants and
    16  other critical facilities in the state of New York;
    17    (b) The geographic areas in the state of New York where the establish-
    18  ment of microgrids should be a priority, based upon prior  severe  storm
    19  damage  and the consideration of disadvantaged communities as defined in
    20  subdivision 5 of section 75-0101 of the environmental conservation  law;
    21  and
    22    (c) Available or necessary funding mechanisms for the establishment of
    23  microgrids.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13394-03-2

        S. 8650--A                          2

     1    § 2. The authority shall submit the final report of recommendations to
     2  the  governor,  the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of
     3  the assembly within one year after the effective date of this act.
     4    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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