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AB-2323 Electricity: rates: low-carbon fuel production facilities.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 740.13 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

740.13.
 (a) An electrical corporation that offers time-of-use rates, critical peak pricing, real-time pricing, or peak time rebates for the charging of electric vehicles, as part of a program to encourage transportation electrification, shall offer similar rates to low-carbon transportation fuel production facilities and public and private fueling stations dedicated to providing low-carbon fuels for transportation purposes. Nothing in this section requires an electrical corporation to offer time-of-use rates, critical peak pricing, real-time pricing, or peak time rebates to low-carbon transportation fuel production facilities or low-carbon transportation fueling stations that do not offer special electric service rates designed to encourage the use of electric vehicles. For purposes of this section, “low-carbon transportation fuel” means a liquid or gaseous transportation fuel that meets the low-carbon fuel standard regulation (Subarticle 7 (commencing with Section 95480) of Article 4 of Subchapter 10 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations) requirements for reduced carbon intensity compared to the closest comparable petroleum fuel.
(b) The commission, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board and the Energy Commission, shall establish performance accountability measures for production facilities that elect to use the rates established pursuant to this section.
(c) The commission shall ensure that the rates established pursuant to this section are in the interests of ratepayers as defined in Section 740.8.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only 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.