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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 4655

   
 

*HB0542704655HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. REED, 102nd Dist.

SEN. DOYLE, 9th Dist.

REP. ACKERT, 8th Dist.

SEN. FORMICA, 20th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5427

File No. 463

Cal. No. 300

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHARED CLEAN ENERGY FACILITY PILOT PROGRAM. "

In line 63, strike the opening bracket

In line 64 insert an opening bracket before "establish" and strike "results of such request for proposals process shall" and insert the following in lieu thereof: "consider all proposals received, including cost-effective projects of various nameplate capacities that may allow for the construction of multiple projects in each service area within the requirements of this subsection. After receiving proposals pursuant to such issued request for proposals, the department shall"

Strike lines 71 to 88, in their entirety, and insert in lieu thereof:

"(d) The financing of the pilot program, described in subsection (b) of this section, shall be provided as follows: (1) Such pilot program shall utilize one or more tariff mechanisms with the electric distribution companies for a term not to exceed twenty years, subject to approval by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, to pay for the purchase of any energy products produced by any shared clean energy facility identified by the department in the request for proposals, or to deliver any billing credit of any such selected facility, as authorized pursuant to subsection (c) of this section; (2) the terms of such tariff shall be consistent with the program requirements established by the department in the request for proposals; (3) the electric distribution companies shall be entitled to recover all reasonable costs and expenses prudently incurred for the implementation and operation of such pilot program through a reconciling component of electric rates, as determined by the authority; (4) the electric distribution companies shall be entitled to such recovery for the period that any shared clean energy facility is enrolled in the tariff, or the term of the pilot program, whichever is longer; and (5) the electric distribution companies shall submit to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for review and approval: (A) Any tariffs proposed pursuant to this subsection with shared clean energy facility projects selected in the department's request for proposal process; (B) any tariffs proposed pursuant to this subsection with shared clean energy facility project subscribers; (C) any other tariffs proposed pursuant to this subsection; and (D) any proposal to recover costs associated with administering the implementation and operation of the shared clean energy facility pilot program."