Bill Text: NY S00021 | 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 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S00021 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00021-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
        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-p to read as follows:
     3    § 66-p. 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;
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 21                               2
     1    (g) recommendations for consumers on how to use time-of-use plans most
     2  efficiently; and
     3    (h)  include possible impacts on ratepayers if they choose time-of-use
     4  plans.
     5    The commission shall publish a  report  of  its  findings  within  one
     6  hundred  eighty  days  of the effective date of this section.  Copies of
     7  such report shall be submitted to the temporary president of the senate,
     8  the speaker of the assembly, the chair of the senate energy and telecom-
     9  munications committee and the chair of the  assembly  energy  committee.
    10  The commission shall also publish the report online.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.