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General Assembly

Amendment

 

June Special Session, 2017

LCO No. 10080

   
 

*SB0150110080SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. WINFIELD, 10th Dist.

SEN. OSTEN, 19th Dist.

SEN. FORMICA, 20th Dist.

 

To: Senate Bill No. 1501

File No.

Cal. No.

"AN ACT CONCERNING ZERO CARBON PROCUREMENT. "

In line 29, strike "competitive"

In line 30, strike "procurement" and substitute "solicitation" in lieu thereof

Strike lines 51 to 71, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"(d) After completing the appraisal, if the results of such appraisal demonstrate that action is necessary, the commissioner shall act and may issue one or more solicitations, in consultation with the procurement manager identified in subsection (l) of section 16-2 of the general statutes and the Office of Consumer Counsel established in section 16-2a of the general statutes, for zero-carbon electricity generating resources, including, but not limited to, eligible nuclear power generation facilities, hydropower, Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, and energy storage systems, provided (1) the total annual energy output of any proposals selected, in the aggregate, shall be not more than twelve million megawatt hours of electricity, (2) any agreement entered into pursuant to this subdivision with an eligible nuclear power generation facility or hydropower shall be for a period of not less than three years and not more than ten years, and (3) any agreement entered into pursuant to this subdivision with Class I renewable energy sources, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, and energy storage systems shall be for a period of not more than twenty years. On or before May 1, 2018, if the results of such appraisal demonstrate that one or more solicitations pursuant to this subsection are necessary, the commissioner shall initiate such solicitation process pursuant to this subsection, in accordance with subsection (e) of this section, provided any changes made, contracts entered into or agreements entered into are in the best interest of ratepayers. "