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Substitute Bill No. 1103

    January Session, 2009



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (26) of subsection (a) of section 16-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(26) "Class I renewable energy source" means (A) energy derived from (i) solar power, wind power, a fuel cell, methane gas from landfills, ocean thermal power, wave or tidal power, (ii) clean Class A or Class B biosolids, as referenced in 40 CFR 503, through gasification at a Connecticut facility, (iii) low emission advanced renewable energy conversion technologies, (iv) a run-of-the-river hydropower facility provided such facility has a generating capacity of not more than five megawatts, does not cause an appreciable change in the river flow, and began operation after July 1, 2003, or (v) a sustainable biomass facility with an average emission rate of equal to or less than .075 pounds of nitrogen oxides per million BTU of heat input for the previous calendar quarter, except that energy derived from a sustainable biomass facility with a capacity of less than five hundred kilowatts that began construction before July 1, 2003, may be considered a Class I renewable energy source, [or] (B) any electrical generation, including distributed generation, generated from a Class I renewable energy source, or (C) incremental energy resulting from increased capacity of ten megawatts or less of efficiency improvements at hydroelectric facilities operational on or before the effective date of this section that meet the standards of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage


Statement of Legislative Commissioners:

"As defined in" was changed to "as referenced in" for accuracy and subparagraph (A) was divided into clauses for clarity.


Joint Favorable Subst.