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Substitute House Bill No. 5348

Public Act No. 18-180

AN ACT REQUIRING THE CONSIDERATION OF CREATING A PORTFOLIO STANDARD FOR THERMAL ENERGY IN THE NEXT INTEGRATED RESOURCES PLAN.

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

Section 1. Section 16a-3a of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (i) as follows (Effective from passage):

(NEW) (i) For the Integrated Resources Plan next approved after the effective date of this section, the department shall consider the creation of a portfolio standard for thermal energy that may include, but not be limited to, biodiesel that is blended into home heating oil, provided the department shall consult with representatives of the heating oil industry and biodiesel producers during such consideration. For any Integrated Resources Plan after the approval of the next approved plan, the department may consider the creation of such portfolio standard.

Approved June 14, 2018