Today's Law As Amended

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SB-886 Electricity: energy storage systems.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 455.6 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

455.6.
 The commission shall require each electrical corporation to offer time-of-use pricing or dynamic pricing to customers using energy storage at their premises.

SEC. 2.

 Section 2836.1 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

2836.1.
 (a) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (b), on or before January 1, 2018, the commission shall determine appropriate targets, if any, for each load-serving entity to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems to be achieved by December 31, 2030. Energy storage systems procured pursuant to the targets shall be limited to those that reduce the need for fossil-fuel-based generation, provide benefits to the electrical grid, or support the integration of eligible renewable energy resources procured pursuant to the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (Article 16 (commencing with Section 399.11) of Chapter 2.3 of Part 1).
(2) This subdivision does not prohibit the commission’s evaluation and approval of any application for funding or recovery for costs of any ongoing or new development, trial, or testing of energy storage projects or technologies outside the targets required by this chapter.
(b) On or before July 1, 2018, the governing board of each community choice aggregator shall determine appropriate targets, if any, for the community choice aggregator to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems to be achieved by December 31, 2030. The governing board may consider a variety of policies to encourage cost-effective deployment of energy storage systems to reach the targets, including refinement of existing procurement methods to properly value energy storage systems.
(c) On or before July 1, 2018, the governing board of each local publicly owned electric utility shall determine appropriate targets, if any, for the utility to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems to be achieved by December 31, 2030. The governing board may consider a variety of policies to encourage the cost-effective deployment of energy storage systems to reach the targets, including refinement of existing procurement methods to properly value energy storage systems.

SEC. 3.

 Section 9620.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

9620.5.
 The governing board of each local publicly owned electric utility, in planning for future procurement of resources, shall consider the benefits of procuring energy storage systems, as defined in Section 2835, and, to the extent energy storage systems can meet resource needs as well as or better than fossil-fuel-based generation at reasonably equivalent or lower costs, procure energy storage systems before fossil-fuel-based generation.
SEC. 4.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act or because costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.