Legislative Memos

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 10:07 AM
S.373 (Parker) / A.751 (Hunter) - AN ACT to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of materials for the timely construction of major renewable energy facilities in furtherance of the goals mandated by the New York state climate leadership and...
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 9:45 AM
Although ACE NY, Audubon NY, and IPPNY appreciate that A.1903-A (Glick) includes provisions that recognize the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over the color of wind turbine blades, in a manner that substantively addresses one element from our suggested 2021 amendment, A.1903-A (Glick) must be revised further to include additional provisions from our 2021 amendment to ensure that:
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM
A.6253 (Barrett) / S.1694 (Parker) – AN ACT to amend the public service law and the energy law, in relation to establishing the New York state grid modernization commission The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) is New York’s...
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 10:40 AM
S.737 (Parker) - AN ACT to amend the public service law and the labor law, in relation to providing net revenues from utility-owned large-scale renewable generation projects to low-income customers and authorizes utility companies to own such projects We strongly oppose...
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 1:28 PM
S.2585-A (Parker) / A.6340 (Barrett) - AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to establishing a program for eligible zero emissions energy systems The Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (IPPNY) is New York’s premier trade association...
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1:01 PM
To meet its renewable energy mandates, we need the private sector to remain acutely interested in New York and aggressively develop, invest in, and build wind, solar, and battery storage energy projects. Our fear is that, if New York State signals that it prefers that NYPA build the needed renewable energy and storage, the private sector will decide it is preferable to engage in the development process outside of New York.
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 3:34 PM
We strongly oppose S.4134 (Parker) / A.279 (Carroll). This legislation would, among other provisions, significantly expand the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) ability to acquire, develop, own, and operate existing and new renewable electric generating facilities and energy storage in this State. NYPA testified in opposition to this bill at a NYS Assembly public hearing, in July of last year, on the role of State authorities in renewable energy development.
Posted on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 2:48 PM
IPPNY supports S.2585-A (Parker). This bill passed the Senate unanimously in 2021, and it would further the implementation of the Climate Action Council’s adopted Scoping Plan. The Scoping Plan indicates that the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC), in coordination with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and other agencies “should identify, explore, evaluate, and support the development of dispatchable technologies and solutions as they emerge in support of the Climate Act’s requirements for a zero-emission electricity system by 2040 and for consistency with Section 7(2) and 7(3) of the Climate Act.”
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 3:50 PM
IPPNY supports the purpose of S.1694 (Parker), which is to identify technology solutions to address the electric system reliability warnings made by the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) 2021-2040 System & Resource Outlook, released just a few months ago. The NYISO is the federally established entity that ensures electric system reliability requirements are met and that operates competitive wholesale electricity markets in this state. The NYISO has continually provided warnings regarding looming reliability concerns, especially for New York City and Long Island.
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 12:43 PM
Thank you, Chair Paulin, Chair Cusick, and Chair Englebright for the opportunity to testify before you today. The topic of today’s hearing is examining the role of State authorities in facilitating the development of renewable energy to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). When this hearing was first announced in June by Speaker Heastie, the purpose was to get additional public input about the Build Public Renewables Act, A.1466-D (Carroll) / S.6453-C (Parker), and to solicit testimony to help guide the development of a sound and sustainable approach to meeting the CLCPA’s goals.