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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2013

LCO No. 7931

   
 

*SB0113807931HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. LESSER, 100th Dist.

REP. WILLIS, 64th Dist.

REP. BOWLES, 42nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1138

File No. 120

Cal. No. 469

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

"AN ACT CONCERNING CONNECTICUT'S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS. "

Strike sections 10 and 11 in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Sec. 10. Subdivision (1) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(j) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of this section regarding an alternative transitional standard offer option or an alternative standard service option, an electric distribution company providing transitional standard offer service, standard service, supplier of last resort service or back-up electric generation service in accordance with this section shall contract with its wholesale suppliers to comply with the renewable portfolio standards. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall annually conduct a contested case, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, in order to determine whether the electric distribution company's wholesale suppliers met the renewable portfolio standards during the preceding year. On or before December 31, 2013, the authority shall issue a decision on any such case for calendar years up to and including, 2012, for which a decision has not already been issued. Not later than December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter, the authority shall, following such case, issue a decision as to whether the electric distribution company's wholesale suppliers met the renewable portfolio standards during the preceding year. An electric distribution company shall include a provision in its contract with each wholesale supplier that requires the wholesale supplier to pay the electric distribution company an amount of five and one-half cents per kilowatt hour if the wholesale supplier fails to comply with the renewable portfolio standards during the subject annual period. The electric distribution company shall promptly transfer any payment received from the wholesale supplier for the failure to meet the renewable portfolio standards to the Clean Energy Fund for the development of Class I renewable energy sources, [. Any payment made pursuant to this section shall not be considered revenue or income to the electric distribution company. ] provided, on and after the effective date of this section, any such payment shall be refunded to ratepayers by using such payment to offset the costs to all customers of electric distribution companies of the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to sections 16-244r and 16-244t. Any excess amount remaining from such payment shall be applied to reduce the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to subdivision (2) of this subsection, and if any excess amount remains, such amount shall be applied to reduce costs collected through nonbypassable, federally-mandated congestion charges, as defined in section 16-1, as amended by this act.

Sec. 11. Subsection (k) of section 16-245 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(k) Any licensee who fails to comply with a license condition or who violates any provision of this section, except for the renewable portfolio standards contained in subsection (g) of this section, shall be subject to civil penalties by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in accordance with section 16-41, or the suspension or revocation of such license or a prohibition on accepting new customers following a hearing that is conducted as a contested case in accordance with chapter 54. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (d) of section 16-244c regarding an alternative transitional standard offer option or an alternative standard service option, the authority shall require a payment by a licensee that fails to comply with the renewable portfolio standards in accordance with subdivision (4) of subsection (g) of this section in the amount of five and one-half cents per kilowatt hour. On or before December 31, 2013, the authority shall issue a decision, following a contested case, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, on whether any licensee has failed to comply with the renewable portfolio standards for calendar years up to and including, 2012, for which a decision has not already been issued. On and after the effective date of this section, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall annually conduct a contested case, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, in order to determine whether any licensee has failed to comply with the renewable portfolio standards during the preceding year. Not later than December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter, the authority shall, following such case, issue a decision as to whether the licensee has failed to comply with the renewable portfolio standards during the preceding year. The authority shall allocate such payment to the Clean Energy Fund for the development of Class I renewable energy sources, provided, on and after the effective date of this section, any such payment shall be refunded to ratepayers by using such payment to offset the costs to all customers of electric distribution companies of the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to sections 16-244r and 16-244t. Any excess amount remaining from such payment shall be applied to reduce the costs of contracts entered into pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (j) of section 16-244c, and if any excess amount remains, such amount shall be applied to reduce costs collected through nonbypassable, federally-mandated congestion charges, as defined in section 16-1, as amended by this act. "