OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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SB-943

AN ACT CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN SOLAR FACILITIES ON PRODUCTIVE FARMLANDS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8190

File Copy No.: 275

Senate Calendar No.: 157


OFA Fiscal Note

NO FISCAL IMPACT

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

Section 5 requires the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to authorize $3 million, apportioned to each electric distribution company (EDC) based on customer load, for credits provided to beneficial accounts for agricultural customer hosts, provided each agricultural host uses certain virtual net metering (VNM), located on dairy farms under certain conditions.

As the authorization is for certain agricultural hosts, using VNM, it is not anticipated to result in increased costs to the state or municipalities as ratepayers.

Other sections of the amendment make changes which do not result in a fiscal impact in FY 18 or FY 19.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.