Electric utilities; shared solar programs.

Bill Summary:

Electric utilities; shared solar programs. Expands
the current shared solar program to include participation by Phase
I Utilities. The bill introduces incentives for shared solar programs
that are located on rooftops, brownfields, or landfills, are dual-use
agricultural facilities, or meet any other category of incentive
that the Department of Energy may establish. The bill authorizes
the State Corporation Commission to establish a program cap on the
amount of capacity for Phase I Utilities' shared solar programs. Provisions
of the bill shall be implemented by the State Corporation Commission
by December 31, 2022. The bill permits both jurisdictional and nonjurisdictional
customers to participate in a shared solar program and creates a
stakeholder group to address interconnection issues and propose changes
via petition to the Commission by January 1, 2023. The bill also
allows utilities to recover the costs of incentives established by
the bill.

Bill Patron: Wilt

Last Action(s):
(House) Left in Commerce and Energy February 15, 2022

Bill Status: