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General Assembly



January Session, 2013

LCO No. 6421



Offered by:


REP. WILLIS, 64th Dist.

REP. TERCYAK, 26th Dist.


REP. JOHNSON, 49th Dist.

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

REP. MEGNA, 97th Dist.

REP. FLEXER, 44th Dist.

REP. HADDAD, 54th Dist.

REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.

REP. LEMAR, 96th Dist.

REP. HAMPTON, 16th Dist.

REP. BOWLES, 42nd Dist.

REP. FAWCETT, 133rd Dist.

REP. LESSER, 100th Dist.

REP. LOPES, 24th Dist.

REP. SANCHEZ, 25th Dist.

REP. RILEY, 46th Dist.

REP. ARCONTI, 109th Dist.

REP. DEMICCO, 21st Dist.

REP. VARGAS, 6th Dist.

REP. BACKER, 121st Dist.

REP. SANTIAGO, 130th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1138

File No. 120

Cal. No. 469

(As Amended by Senate Amendment Schedules "A" and "C")


Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Between May 1, 2013, and December 31, 2016, inclusive, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the procurement manager, shall at least twice, in coordination with other states in the ISO-New England region, or on the commissioner's own, solicit proposals from providers of Class I renewable energy sources constructed on or after the date of such solicitation. If the commissioner finds such proposals to be in the interest of ratepayers and consistent with the policy goals outlined in the Comprehensive Energy Strategy and section 129 of public act 11-80, the commissioner shall direct the electric distribution companies to enter into power purchase agreements from such proposals for energy, capacity and environmental attributes, or any combination thereof, for periods of ten to twenty years, inclusive, for not more than four per cent of electricity demand of all customers of electric distribution companies to comply with all or part of the renewable portfolio standards obligations of the electric suppliers and electric distribution companies pursuant to this section. Such agreements shall be subject to review and approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. The review shall commence upon filing the signed power purchase agreements with the authority and shall be deemed complete not later than thirty days after such filing. In the event the authority does not issue a decision within such thirty-day period, such agreements shall be deemed approved. The costs of such agreements shall be recovered through a fully reconciling component of electric rates for all customers of electric distribution companies. Such costs shall include reasonable costs incurred by electric distribution companies pursuant to this section. "

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

Section 1

from passage

New section