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2013 Regular Session
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Regular Sponsors: Energy And Environment
Bill Title: Relating to solar photovoltaic energy systems; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Increases allowed cumulative nameplate capacity of qualifying solar photovoltaic energy systems enrolled in certain pilot programs established by Public Utility Commission.
Requires Public Utility Commission to establish program under which electric company must agree to purchase from retail electricity consumer electricity generated by solar photovoltaic energy system that is permanently installed by retail electricity consumer. Repeals provision establishing similar, temporary program.] Becomes operative October 1, 2014.] Requires, on and after March 31, 2014, additional megawatts of alternating current to be generated by individual systems with nameplate generating capacity between five and 100 kilowatts. Directs commission to study effectiveness of programs that provide incentives for use of solar photovoltaic energy systems. Requires commission to report results of study to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to energy on or before July 1, 2014. Sunsets study on January 2, 2015. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Fiscal Impact: Has Minimal Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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