Bill Text: NY S08724 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs the public service commission to study and report on time-of-use plans offered by electric and gas utilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-07-23 - SUBSTITUTED BY A8517A [S08724 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S08724-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                    IN SENATE

                                      July 10, 2020

        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  directing  the
          public service commission to conduct a study and report on time-of-use
          plans offered by gas and electric utilities

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

     1    Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
     2  66-q to read as follows:
     3    §  66-q. Time-of-use study and report.  The commission shall conduct a
     4  study and compile a report analyzing  the  available  time-of-use  plans
     5  offered by all gas and electric utility companies conducting business in
     6  the state. Such study and report shall include, but not be limited to:
     7    (a)  all available time-of-use plans from all gas and electric utility
     8  companies in the state that are available to residential customers;
     9    (b) all available time-of-use plans from all gas and electric  utility
    10  companies in the state that are available to commercial customers;
    11    (c)  details  about  prices,  including a comparison of the prices for
    12  different types of plans for each such utility company;
    13    (d) recommendations regarding Advanced Metering  Infrastructure  (AMI)
    14  including,  but  not  limited  to,  whether the utility companies' plans
    15  require an AMI to implement a time-of-use plan, recommendations  on  how
    16  to  incentivize AMI growth in the state, and recommendations on alterna-
    17  tive ways to finance the installation of AMI in residences;
    18    (e) recommendations regarding the impacts of increased  electric-vehi-
    19  cle use in off-peak timeframes;
    20    (f) details regarding restrictions on time-of-use plans listed by each
    21  utility company;
    22    (g) recommendations for consumers on how to use time-of-use plans most
    23  efficiently; and
    24    (h)  include possible impacts on ratepayers if they choose time-of-use
    25  plans.
    26    The commission shall publish a  report  of  its  findings  within  one
    27  hundred  eighty  days  of the effective date of this section.  Copies of

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

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     1  such report shall be submitted to the temporary president of the senate,
     2  the speaker of the assembly, the chair of the senate energy and telecom-
     3  munications committee and the chair of the  assembly  energy  committee.
     4  The commission shall also publish the report online.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.