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File #: Int 0440-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring a study and pilot of solar-powered street lamps.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a study and pilot of solar-powered street lamps
Sponsors: Costa G. Constantinides
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of powering street lamps with solar energy. If the Department deems any options feasible, the Department would be required to conduct a pilot project to implement solar-powered street lamps on a small scale. The bill would require the Department to report to the Mayor and the Council on both the feasibility study and any pilot conducted.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 440, 2. Int. No. 440, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 440

 

By Council Member Constantinides

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring a study and pilot of solar-powered street lamps

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-160 to read as follows:

§ 19-160 Solar-powered street lamp feasibility study and pilot. a. The department shall conduct and complete a study of the feasibility of powering street lamps with solar energy. As part of such study, the department shall assess the range of options for solar energy capture and storage for street lamps maintained by the department, the technical feasibility of such options and all anticipated costs. The department shall post on its web site and submit to the mayor and the council a report on the results of the study no later than April 1, 2019.

b. If the department deems one or more options for solar-powered street lamps feasible, the department shall undertake a one-year pilot program to implement such option or options in one or more locations.

c. If the department undertakes a pilot program pursuant to subdivision b, no later than April 1, 2020, the department shall post on its web site and submit to the mayor and the council a report on the results of the pilot.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

HB/MAJ

LS #9115/Int. 1412-2017

LS 128

12/28/2017 12:03 PM