Today's Law As Amended


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SB-953 Customer-sited renewable energy or energy storage systems: discriminatory fees or charges.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 2829.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

2829.5.
 (a) The commission, or the governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility, as applicable, shall ensure that customers within its jurisdiction who have customer-sited renewable energy or energy storage systems are not subject to discriminatory fees or charges levied as a result of installing or using those customer-sited renewable energy or energy storage systems.
(b) This section shall not limit the authority of the commission or a governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility to alter the valuation of energy exported to the distribution grid from customer-sited renewable energy systems or to assign one-time fees based on the costs of connecting renewable energy storage systems to the distribution grid.
SEC. 2.
 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.