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    Posted: March 15, 2013 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments

    SB 37            De León D       Energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades: on-bill repayment program.

    Under current law the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations, as defined. Current law authorizes the commission to fix the rates and charges for every public utility and requires that those rates and charges be just and reasonable. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact an on-bill repayment program that will provide Californians greater access to energy efficiency and clean technology upgrades.

    SB 39            De León D Energy: school facilities: energy efficiency upgrade projects.

    Would enact the Clean Energy Employment and Student Advancement Act of 2013 and would require the Office of Public School Construction to establish a school district assistance program to distribute grants, on a competitive basis, for energy efficiency upgrade projects pursuant to the California Clean Energy Jobs Act. The bill would require the office, upon the approval of the State Allocation Board, to award a school district grants for energy efficiency upgrade projects meeting specified criteria. The bill would require the office to give priority applications meeting specified criteria. This bill contains other related provisions.

    SB 43            Wolk D            Shared renewable energy self-generation program.

    Under existing law, the local government renewable energy self-generation program authorizes a local government, as defined, to receive a bill credit, as defined, to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefitting account. This bill would state various findings and declarations, and state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation, relating to a shared renewable energy self-generation program.

    SB 291          Hill D               Public Utilities Commission: safety enforcement: gas and electrical corporations.

    Would require the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to develop and implement procedures for issuance of citations by PUC staff, under the direction of the Executive Director of the PUC, to gas corporations and electrical corporations for correction and punishment of safety violations. The bill would require the PUC to develop and implement an appeals process to govern issuance and appeal of citations.

    SB 699          Hill D               Electricity: net energy metering.

    Current law establishes a net energy metering program that is available to an eligible fuel cell customer-generator, which is defined as a customer of an electrical corporation that, among other things, uses a fuel cell electrical generating facility with capacity of not more than one megawatt. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.                    NRG



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