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AB-2077 Electricity: local government renewable energy self-generation program.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 2830.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

 (a) If a local government in the County of Santa Barbara has committed to a policy of supplying all of its demand for electricity from generation sources that qualify as eligible renewable energy resource pursuant to the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (Article 16 (commencing with Section 399.11) of Chapter 2.3 of Part 1), the electrical corporation shall negotiate in good faith with the local government on offering mutually agreeable rates and other terms that enable the local government to construct and operate eligible renewable generating facilities sufficient to meet the local government’s 100 percent renewables commitment.
(b) Any rates and other terms mutually agreed upon between a local government in the County of Santa Barbara and an electrical corporation pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted to the commission for approval, and the commission shall approve the agreement if the commission determines that the rates and other terms are just and reasonable, and if the rates and other terms of the agreement, upon implementation, would not negatively affect reliability or safety, would not result in costshifting to other customers, and would not result in an increase in emissions of greenhouse gases.