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General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 6548

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 5355

 

*05355HB06548ET_*

Referred to Committee on ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Introduced by:

 

(ET)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES AND RATE DESIGN STUDIES.

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

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 16-19f of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(c) Each municipal electric company shall (1) [within two years] not later than July 1, 2018, consider and determine whether it is appropriate to implement any of the following rate design standards: (A) Cost of service; (B) prohibition of declining block rates; (C) time of day rates; (D) seasonal rates; (E) interruptible rates; and (F) load management techniques, and (2) not later than June 1, 2017, consider and determine whether it is appropriate to implement electric vehicle time of day rates for residential and commercial customers. The consideration of said standards by each municipal electric company shall be made after public notice and hearing. Each municipal electric company shall make a determination on whether it is appropriate to implement any of said standards. Said determination shall be in writing, shall take into consideration the evidence presented at the hearing and shall be available to the public. A standard shall be deemed to be appropriate for implementation if such implementation would encourage energy conservation, optimal and efficient use of facilities and resources by a municipal electric company and equitable rates for electric consumers. No municipal electric company that completed such consideration and determination regarding any rate design standard or electric vehicle time of day rate before July 1, 2017, shall be required to conduct another consideration and determination regarding the same such rate design standard or electric vehicle time of day rate.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2017

16-19f(c)

Statement of Purpose:

To clarify that municipal electric companies that already considered and made determinations regarding rate design studies and electric vehicle time of day rates do not have to conduct such considerations and determinations again.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.; REP. LINEHAN, 103rd Dist.

H.B. 6548