Bill Text: NY A03017 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires reporting on residential customer savings realized through the use of time-of-use tariffs and smart meters.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-12 - reported referred to ways and means [A03017 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03017-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. FAHY, GALEF, SIMON, GOTTFRIED -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Energy
        AN ACT requiring reporting  on  residential  customer  savings  realized
          through the use of time-of-use tariffs and smart meters
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. On or before December 1, 2020, the New  York  state  public
     2  service  commission,  in  consultation  with  the  New York state energy
     3  research and development authority, the Long Island power authority, and
     4  the New York power authority shall publish an up to date report on resi-
     5  dential customer savings realized through the use of time-of-use tariffs
     6  and smart meters. The  report  on  residential  customer  savings  shall
     7  include, at a minimum, the following:
     8    1.  A  comprehensive summary, for New York state and for each utility,
     9  of:
    10    (a) the total number of customers enrolled in time-of-use tariffs;
    11    (b) the total number of smart meters installed;
    12    (c) the total  cost,  including  capital  expenditures  and  operating
    13  expenses, actually incurred or spent on the use of smart meters, includ-
    14  ing the allocation of costs between utilities, all ratepayers, and smart
    15  meter customers;
    16    (d)  the  total savings realized through time-of-use tariffs and smart
    17  meters; and
    18    (e) outcomes associated with time-of-use  tariffs  and  smart  meters,
    19  including, at a minimum, the following:
    20    i. changes in carbon emissions;
    21    ii. changes and/or shifts in customer electricity usage;
    22    iii.  changes in the frequency and/or duration of electricity outages;
    23  and
    24    iv. any other outcomes the commission deems relevant;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    2. An analysis of each utility's  time  variant  pricing  tariffs  and
     2  customer  bill savings realized through the use of such tariffs, includ-
     3  ing, but not limited to time-of-use;
     4    3.  An  analysis  and summary of each utility's best practices, proce-
     5  dures, and policies for providing smart meter and time-of-use  customers
     6  with  reasonable  access  to  their own data, protecting the privacy and
     7  confidentiality of such data, and any other information  the  commission
     8  deems relevant to customer data protection;
     9    4. A forecast of smart meter installations and penetration by the year
    10  2024; and
    11    5.  A  forecast  of  customer enrollment in time-of-use tariffs by the
    12  year 2024.
    13    § 2. For purposes of this act, the term:
    14    1. "Smart meter" shall mean a  meter  that  is  capable  of  recording
    15  consumption  of  electric  energy  and  communicating  such  information
    16  utilizing two-way communication between the meter and the utility; and
    17    2. "Utility" shall include electric corporations and  combination  gas
    18  and  electric corporations having annual gross revenues in excess of two
    19  hundred million dollars.
    20    § 3. A copy of the report required by section one of this act shall be
    21  submitted to the temporary president of the senate, the speaker  of  the
    22  assembly, the chairperson of the senate standing committee on energy and
    23  telecommunications  and the chairperson of the assembly standing commit-
    24  tee on energy.
    25    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.