N.Y. Energy Law Section 1-103
Definitions


As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context or unless a different meaning is stated in a definition applicable to only a portion of this chapter:

1.

“Agency” shall mean any state department, agency, board, public benefit corporation, public authority or commission.

2.

“Office” as used in sections 5-108, 5-111, 5-113, and 5-117 of article five and articles six, seven, eight and ten of this chapter shall mean the New York state energy research and development authority established pursuant to article eight of the public authorities law.

3.

“Coal” shall include bituminuous coal, anthracite coal, and lignite.

4.

“Commissioner” as used in sections 5-108, 5-111, 5-113, and 5-117 of article five and articles six, seven, eight and ten of this chapter shall mean the president of the New York state energy research and development authority.

5.

“Energy” means work or heat that is, or may be, produced from any fuel or source whatsoever.

6.

“Energy resources” shall mean any force or material which yields or has the potential to yield energy, including but not limited to electrical, fossil, geothermal, wind, hydro, solid waste, tidal, wood, solar and nuclear sources.

7.

“Fossil fuel” shall mean coal, petroleum products and fuel gases.

8.

“Fuel gases” shall include but not be limited to methane, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and manufactured fuel gases.

9.

“Municipality” or “municipal corporation” shall mean a city, county, town, village, school district, special purpose district, or an agency thereof.

10.

“Person” shall mean any individual, trustee, agency, partnership, association, corporation, company, municipality, political subdivision or other legal entity.

11.

“Petroleum products” shall include all products refined or rerefined from synthetic or crude oil or oil extracted from other sources, including natural gas liquids.

12.

“Renewable energy resources” shall include sources which are capable of being continuously restored by natural or other means or are so large as to be useable for centuries without significant depletion and include but are not limited to solar, wind, plant and forest products, wastes, tidal, hydro, geothermal, deuterium, and hydrogen.

13.

“Telecommuting” shall mean the conservation of energy through the reduction of travel by employees of the office to and from their designated workplace through the use of telecommunication and computer technology in tasks including, but not limited to, information transfer and processing.

14.

“Critical energy infrastructure” means systems, including industrial control systems, assets, places or things, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the state that the disruption, incapacitation or destruction of such systems, including industrial control systems, assets, places or things could jeopardize the health, safety, welfare, energy distribution, transmission, reliability, or security of the state, its residents or its economy.

15.

“Industrial control systems” means an information system used to monitor and/or control industrial processes, including supervisory control and data acquisition systems used to monitor and/or control geographically dispersed assets, distributed control systems, human-machine interfaces, and programmable logic controllers that control localized processes.

Source: Section 1-103 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENG/1-103 (updated Jun. 23, 2023; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jun. 23, 2023

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