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AB-1330 Demand response.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Senate  September 04, 2015
Amended  IN  Senate  September 01, 2015
Amended  IN  Senate  August 18, 2015
Amended  IN  Senate  June 30, 2015
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 02, 2015
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 27, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1330


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 27, 2015


An act to add Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 8400) to Division 4.1 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to energy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1330, as amended, Bloom. Demand response.
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations, as defined, while local publicly owned electric utilities, as defined, are under the direction of their governing boards.
The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission), on or before November 1, 2007, and every 3 years thereafter, in consultation with the PUC and local publicly owned electric utilities, in a public process that allows input from other stakeholders, to develop a statewide estimate of all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity and natural gas efficiency savings and establish statewide annual targets for energy efficiency savings and demand reduction over 10 years.
This bill would require the PUC, in consultation with the Energy Commission, electrical corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, and community choice aggregators, by June 30, 2018, to establish an annual procurement goal for demand response designed to lower peak demand, response, with a timetable for achieving that percentage. The bill would require the PUC to require electrical corporations to achieve the annual procurement goal. The bill would specify that the governing boards of local publicly owned electric utilities and certain community choice aggregators are responsible for achieving the annual procurement goal.
Under existing law, a violation of any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the Public Utilities Commission is a crime.
Because a violation of an order or decision of the Public Utilities Commission implementing the bill’s requirements with respect to an electrical corporation would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime. By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for specified reasons.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 8400) is added to Division 4.1 of the Public Utilities Code, to read:
CHAPTER  7. Demand Response

8400.
 (a) By November 1, 2017, June 30, 2018, the commission, in consultation with the Energy Commission, electrical corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, and community choice aggregators, in a public process that allows input from other stakeholders, shall establish an annual procurement goal for demand response designed to lower peak demand, response, with a timetable for achieving that goal, that shall support advances renewable energy resources integration, greenhouse gas reductions, and grid reliability and that shall be achieved by each electrical utility through supply-side demand response and types of load-modifying demand response, including nonevent-based demand response. In doing so, the commission shall consider the role of clean technologies, such as consumer-sited energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and distributed generation resources.
(b) The commission shall require electrical corporations to achieve the procurement goal established pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) The governing board of each local publicly owned electric utility and each community choice aggregator that elects to administer energy efficiency programs for its customers pursuant to Section 381.1 shall be responsible for achieving the procurement goal established pursuant to subdivision (a).

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.