2020 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of House Interim Committee on Energy and Environment for Representative Karin Power)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to the Public Utility Commission; declaring an emergency.|
Authorizes Public Utility Commission to allow electric companies to recover costs from retail electricity consumers for prudent infrastructure measures to support transportation electrification if certain criteria are met.
Authorizes Public Utility Commission to allow electric companies to recover costs from retail electricity consumers for prudent investments or expenses in] infrastructure measures that support adoption of electric vehicles] to support transportation electrification if certain criteria are met. Requires electric company participating in clean fuels program to use revenues from sale of certain credits for programs to accelerate transportation electrification. Requires consumer-owned utility to register as credit aggregator and credit generator under clean fuels program and use revenues from sale of credits for programs to support acceleration of transportation electrification. Repeals requirements on January 2, 2026. Requires electric company to have and operate in compliance with risk-based wildfire protection plan approved by commission. Requires submission of first plan no later than December 31, 2020. Requires consumer-owned utility to have and operate in compliance with risk-based wildfire mitigation plan approved by governing body of utility. Requires submission of first plan no later than December 31, 2021. Requires commission to periodically convene workshops to develop and share information for best practices regarding wildfires. Provides that terms and conditions of requirements for risk-based wildfire plans do not affect terms or conditions of easements held by electric utility over private land as of effective date of Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Has Minimal Fiscal Impact|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Senate Desk - Awaiting Second Reading|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|