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Meeting Name: Committee on Environmental Protection Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/11/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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T2019-3556 *   Oversight - The Astoria Transformer Explosion and the Transition to a Green Grid.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2019-3556 *   Oversight - The Astoria Transformer Explosion and the Transition to a Green Grid.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1318-2019 *Costa G. Constantinides  Replacement of gas-fired power plants.IntroductionThe bill amends Section § 24-803 of the Administrative code to add a new subdivision e. Subdivision e requires a report on the feasibility of utilization of renewables with battery storage to replace in-city gas fired power plants. The local law mandates a report on the feasibility of utilization of renewables with battery storage to replace in-city gas fired power plants by the mayor’s office of sustainability or such other office as the mayor may designate. Such report shall include expedited time frames indicating when such replacement can take place should replacement of existing in city power plants with renewables battery storage be found to be feasible and shall review the battery storage potential of lithium ion batteries; liquid air energy storage batteries; sodium sulfur batteries; flow based batteries; lead-acid batteries; and zinc batteries. The Public Service Commission also mandated the development of an energy storage deployment policy pursuant to state law. Moreover, by December 31, 2018, the Commission, in consultation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Long Island Power Authority, are required to establish, after a hearing, by order, rules and regulations, a 2030 energy storage goal and a deployment policy to support that goal. Therefore, by December 30, 2019, it should be possible to report on the potential for battery storage to replace gas-fired power plants. New York City will work with the State Department of Public Service, the Long Island Power Authority and NYSERDA to accomplish these aims.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1318-2019 *Costa G. Constantinides  Replacement of gas-fired power plants.IntroductionThe bill amends Section § 24-803 of the Administrative code to add a new subdivision e. Subdivision e requires a report on the feasibility of utilization of renewables with battery storage to replace in-city gas fired power plants. The local law mandates a report on the feasibility of utilization of renewables with battery storage to replace in-city gas fired power plants by the mayor’s office of sustainability or such other office as the mayor may designate. Such report shall include expedited time frames indicating when such replacement can take place should replacement of existing in city power plants with renewables battery storage be found to be feasible and shall review the battery storage potential of lithium ion batteries; liquid air energy storage batteries; sodium sulfur batteries; flow based batteries; lead-acid batteries; and zinc batteries. The Public Service Commission also mandated the development of an energy storage deployment policy pursuant to state law. Moreover, by December 31, 2018, the Commission, in consultation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Long Island Power Authority, are required to establish, after a hearing, by order, rules and regulations, a 2030 energy storage goal and a deployment policy to support that goal. Therefore, by December 30, 2019, it should be possible to report on the potential for battery storage to replace gas-fired power plants. New York City will work with the State Department of Public Service, the Long Island Power Authority and NYSERDA to accomplish these aims.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available