OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6304

AN ACT REQUIRING A STUDY OF THE VIABILITY OF NEW DISTRICT HEATING NETWORKS IN THE STATE.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

CC&PUCF - Cost

30,000

None

Note: CC&PUCF=Consumer Counsel and Public Utility Control Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to conduct a study on the viability of new district heating networks, including recommendations for their financing.

The bill results in a one-time cost estimated to be $30,000 in FY 18, as it is estimated that DEEP will need to hire an outside consultant to compete this study.

The Out Years

There are no ongoing costs, as DEEP must report the study's results to the Energy and Technology Committee by July 1, 2018.