N.Y. Public Service Law Section 137
Definitions


Where used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

1.

“CLCPA targets” shall mean the public policies established in the climate leadership and community protection act enacted in chapter one hundred six of the laws of two thousand nineteen, including but not limited to the requirement that a minimum of seventy percent of the statewide electric generation be produced by renewable energy systems by two thousand thirty, that by the year two thousand forty the statewide electrical demand system will generate zero emissions, and the procurement of at least nine gigawatts of offshore wind electricity generation by two thousand thirty-five, six gigawatts of photovoltaic solar generation by two thousand twenty-five and to support three gigawatts of statewide energy storage capacity by two thousand thirty.

2.

“Dormant electric generating site” shall mean a site at which one or more electric generating facilities produced electricity but has permanently ceased operating.

3.

“Major electric transmission facility” means an electric transmission line of a design capacity of one hundred twenty-five kilovolts or more extending a distance of one mile or more, or of one hundred kilovolts or more and less than one hundred twenty-five kilovolts, extending a distance of ten miles or more, including associated equipment, but shall not include any such transmission line located wholly underground in a city with a population in excess of one hundred twenty-five thousand or a primary transmission line approved by the federal energy regulatory commission in connection with a hydro-electric facility.

4.

“Major renewable energy facility” means any renewable energy system, as such term is defined in § 66-P (Establishment of a renewable energy program)section sixty-six-p of this chapter, with a nameplate generating capacity of twenty-five thousand kilowatts or more, and any co-located system storing energy generated from such a renewable energy system prior to delivering it to the bulk transmission system, including all associated appurtenances to electric plants, including electric transmission facilities less than ten miles in length in order to provide access to load and to integrate such facilities into the state’s bulk electric transmission system.

5.

“Landowner” means the holder of any right, title, or interest in real property subject to a proposed site or right of way as identified from the most recent tax roll of the appropriate municipality.

6.

“Local agency” means any local agency, board, district, commission or governing body, including any city, county, and other political subdivision of the state.

7.

“Local agency account” or “account” shall mean the account established in subdivision seven of Executive Law § 94-C (Major renewable energy development program)section ninety-four-c of the executive law now repealed and continued in § 145 (Fees)section one hundred forty-five of this article.

8.

“Municipality” shall mean a county, city, town, or village.

9.

“Right-of-way” shall mean:

(a)

real property that is used or authorized to be used for electric utility purposes; or

(b)

real property owned or controlled by or under the jurisdiction of the state, a distribution utility, or a state public authority including by means of ownership, lease or easement, that is used or authorized to be used for transportation or canal purposes.

10.

“ORES” shall mean the office of renewable energy siting and electric transmission established pursuant to § 3-C (Office of renewable energy siting and electric transmission)section three-c of this chapter.

11.

“Executive director” or “director” shall mean the executive director of the office of renewable energy siting and electric transmission.

12.

“Major renewable energy facility siting permit” shall mean the siting permit issued to a major renewable energy facility by the executive director pursuant to this article, and the rules and regulations promulgated by ORES and the department and approved by the commission.

13.

“Major electric transmission facility siting permit” shall mean the siting permit issued to a major electric transmission facility by the executive director pursuant to this article, and the rules and regulations promulgated by ORES and the department. * NB Repealed December 31, 2040

Source: Section 137 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBS/137 (updated Jun. 21, 2024; accessed Jul. 6, 2024).

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Jul. 6, 2024

Last modified:
Jun. 21, 2024

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