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File #: Int 1726-2017    Version: * Name: Creation of wind maps demonstrating wind energy generation potential within the city.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 10/17/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of wind maps demonstrating wind energy generation potential within the city.
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides, James Vacca, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill amends the Administrative Code of the City of New York ยง 24-806 to develop a detailed wind resource assessment for buildings taller than 100 feet and on waterfront blocks in medium or higher density residential, commercial or manufacturing districts located in the areas identified in the Zone Green Text Amendment.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1726, 2. Int. No. 1726, 3. October 17, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-17
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/2017*Costa G. Constantinides City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1726

 

By Council Members Constantinides, Vacca and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation of wind maps demonstrating wind energy generation potential within the city.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 8 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-806 to read as follows:

§ 24-806 Wind resource assessment. By no later than June 30, 2018, and in every fifth year thereafter, the department of environmental protection, or an office or agency designated by the mayor, shall conduct a wind resource assessment to identify and map the areas of the city in which installation of (i) a wind turbine appurtenant to a building that has a height of 100 feet or more, (ii) a wind turbine appurtenant to a building of any height located in a waterfront area or (iii) a freestanding wind turbine in a waterfront area, would be able to effectively utilize winds that have an average speed of at least 11 miles per hour or more for at least three months during the year. Such assessment shall be made publicly available online together with a description of the methodology used to conduct such assessment. For the purposes of this section, the term “waterfront area” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the New York city zoning resolution.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately

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