SB 722 - An Act to Add Section 705 to the Fish and Game Code, to Amend Sections 25740, 25740.5, 25741, 25742, 25746, 25747, and 25751 Of, to Add Section 25519.5 To, and to Add and Repeal Section 25741.5 Of, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.17, 399.20, and 454.5 Of, to Amend, Renumber, and Add Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.19, 399.26, 399.30, 399.31, and 1005.1 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Sections 399.14 and 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Utilities: renewable energy resources. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. This rate component is a nonbypassable element of local distribution and collected on the basis of usage. Existing PUC resolutions refer to the nonbypassable rate component as a “public goods charge.” The public goods charge moneys are collected to support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities, public interest research and development not adequately provided by competitive and regulated markets, and renewable energy resources.

The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission). The act requires the commission to certify sufficient sites and related facilities that are required to provide a supply of electric power sufficient to accommodate projected demand for power statewide. The act requires the commission to transmit a copy of an application for certification of a site and related facility to, among other entities, each federal and state agency having jurisdiction or special interest in matters pertinent to the proposed site and related facilities and to the Attorney General.

This bill would require an applicant to inform the United States Department of Defense of a proposed project and that an application will be filed with the commission if the site and related facility specified in the application is proposed to be located within 1,000 feet of a military installation, or lies within special use airspace or beneath a low-level flight path, as defined.

Existing law establishes the Renewable Resource Trust Fund as a fund that is continuously appropriated, with certain exceptions for administrative expenses, in the State Treasury, and requires that certain moneys collected to support renewable energy resources through the public goods charge are deposited into the fund and authorizes the Energy Commission to expend the moneys pursuant to the Renewable Energy Resources Program. The program states the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 20% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2010.

This bill would revise the Renewable Energy Resources Program to state the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year, so that amount equals at least 33% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020. The bill would revise certain terms used in the program, and revise certain eligibility criteria for a renewable electrical generation facility, as defined, pursuant to the program.

(2)Existing law expresses the intent of the Legislature, in establishing the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program), to increase the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2010. The RPS program requires that a retail seller of electricity, including electrical corporations, community choice aggregators, and electric service providers, purchase a specified minimum percentage of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, in any given year as a specified percentage of total kilowatthours sold to retail end-use customers each calendar year. The RPS program requires the PUC to implement annual procurement targets for each retail seller to increase its total procurement of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources by at least an additional 1% of retail sales per year so that 20% of its retail sales of electricity are procured from eligible renewable energy resources no later than December 31, 2010. Existing law requires the PUC to make a determination of the existing market cost for electricity, which PUC decisions call the market price referent, and to limit an electrical corporation’s obligation to procure electricity from eligible renewable energy resources, that exceeds the market price referent, by a specified amount.

This bill would express the intent that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2013, and 33% by December 31, 2020. The bill would require the PUC, by January 1, 2012, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods, sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 25% of retail sales by December 31, 2016, and 33% of retail sales by December 31, 2020, and that retail sellers procure not less than 33% of retail sales in all subsequent years. The bill, consistent with the goals of procuring the least-cost and best-fit eligible renewable energy resources that meet project viability principles, would require that all retail sellers procure a balanced portfolio of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources, as specified. The bill would require the PUC to waive enforcement of the renewables portfolio standard procurement requirement if the PUC finds that the retail seller has demonstrated certain conditions exist that are beyond the control of the retail seller and will prevent compliance, and has taken all reasonable actions under its control to achieve compliance. The bill would require the PUC to direct each electrical corporation to annually prepare a renewable energy procurement plan containing specified matter and require, to the extent feasible, that the plan be proposed, reviewed, and adopted by the commission as part of, and pursuant to, a general procurement plan process. The bill would require the commission to direct all retail sellers to prepare and submit an annual compliance report. The bill would delete the existing market price referent provisions, and instead require the PUC to establish a limitation for each electrical corporation on the procurement expenditures for all eligible renewable energy resources used to comply with the renewables portfolio standard. The bill would require that by January 1, 2016, the PUC report to the Legislature assessing whether each electrical corporation can achieve a 33% renewables portfolio standard by December 31, 2020, and maintain that level thereafter, within the cost limitations. The bill would provide that, if the cost limitation for an electrical corporation is insufficient to support the projected costs of meeting the renewables portfolio standard procurement requirements, the electrical corporation is authorized to refrain from entering into new contracts or constructing facilities beyond the quantity that can be procured within the limitation, unless eligible renewable energy resources can be procured without exceeding a de minimis increase in rates, consistent with the electrical corporation’s general procurement plan. The bill would delete an existing requirement that the PUC adopt flexible rules for compliance for retail sellers. The bill would revise the definitions of certain terms for purposes of the RPS program, would revise certain provisions applicable only to an electrical corporation with 60,000 or fewer customer accounts in California that serves retail end-use customers outside of California, and would add provisions applicable to certain smaller electrical corporations. The bill would authorize an electrical corporation to apply to the PUC for approval to construct, own, and operate an eligible renewable energy resource, and would require the PUC to approve the application if certain conditions are met, until electrical corporation owned and operated resources provide 8.25% of the corporation’s anticipated retail sales.

Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the PUC is a crime.

Because the provisions of this bill are within the act and require action by the PUC to implement its requirements, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(3)Under existing law, the governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility is responsible for implementing and enforcing a renewables portfolio standard for the utility that recognizes the intent of the Legislature to encourage renewable resources, while taking into consideration the effect of the standard on rates, reliability, and financial resources and the goal of environmental improvement.

This bill would repeal this provision, and instead generally make the requirements of the RPS program applicable to local publicly owned electric utilities, except that the utility’s governing board would be responsible for implementation of those requirements, instead of the PUC, and certain enforcement authority with respect to local publicly owned electric utilities would be given to the Energy Commission and State Air Resources Board, instead of the PUC. By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(4)Existing law requires the Energy Commission to certify eligible renewable energy resources, to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers, and to develop tracking, accounting, verification, and enforcement mechanisms for renewable energy credits, as defined.

This bill would require the Energy Commission to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers and local publicly owned electric utilities. The bill would require the Energy Commission, among other things, to adopt regulations specifying procedures for enforcement of the RPS requirements that include a public process under which the Energy Commission is authorized to issue a notice of violation and correction with respect to a local publicly owned electric utility and for referral to the State Air Resources Board for penalties imposed pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 or other laws if that act is suspended or repealed. This bill would revise the definition of renewable energy credit. The bill would require the Energy Commission, by June 30, 2011, to study and provide a report to the Legislature that analyzes run-of-river hydroelectric generating facilities, as defined, in British Columbia, including whether these facilities are, or should be, included as renewable electrical generation facilities for purposes of the Renewable Energy Resources Program administered by the Energy Commission or eligible renewable energy resources for purposes of the RPS program.

(5)Existing law requires the PUC to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a written report annually before February 1 of each year on the costs of programs and activities conducted by an electrical corporation or gas corporation that have more than a specified number of customers in California.

This bill would require the PUC to prepare and submit to the policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, annually before February 1 of each year, a report on (A) all electrical corporation revenue requirement increases associated with meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (B) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (C) all costs incurred by electrical corporations for incentives for distributed and renewable generation, (D) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of incentives for distributed generation and renewable generation, (E) specified costs for which an electrical corporation is seeking recovery in rates that are pending determination or approval by the PUC, (F) the decision number of each PUC decision in the prior year authorizing an electrical corporation to recover costs incurred in rates, (G) any changes in the prior year in load serviced by an electrical corporation, and (H) the efforts each electrical corporation is taking to recruit and train employees to ensure an adequately trained and available workforce.

(6)The bill would require the PUC, by July 1, 2011, to determine the effective load carrying capacity of wind and solar energy resources on the electrical grid. The bill would require the PUC to use those values in establishing the contribution of those resources toward meeting specified resource adequacy requirements.

(7)The Public Utilities Act prohibits any electrical corporation from beginning the construction of, among other things, a line, plant, or system, or of any extension thereof, without having first obtained from the PUC a certificate that the present or future public convenience and necessity require or will require that construction, termed a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

This bill would require the PUC to issue a decision on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity within 18 months of the filing of a completed application under specified circumstances.

(8)Existing law establishes the Department of Fish and Game in the Natural Resources Agency, and generally charges the department with the administration and enforcement of the Fish and Game Code.

This bill would require the department to establish an internal division with the primary purpose of performing comprehensive planning and environmental compliance services with priority given to projects involving the building of eligible renewable energy resources.

(9)The existing restructuring of the electrical industry within the Public Utilities Act provides for the establishment of an Independent System Operator (ISO). Existing law requires the ISO to ensure efficient use and reliable operation of the transmission grid consistent with achieving planning and operating reserve criteria no less stringent than those established by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the American Electric Reliability Council. Pursuant to existing law, the ISO’s tariffs are required to be approved by the FERC.

This bill would require the ISO and other California balancing authorities to work cooperatively to integrate and interconnect eligible renewable energy resources to the transmission grid by the most efficient means possible with the goal of minimizing the impact and cost of new transmission facilities needed to meet both reliability needs and the renewables portfolio standard procurement requirements, and to accomplish this in a manner that respects the ownership, business, and dispatch models for transmission facilities owned by electrical corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, joint power agencies, and merchant transmission companies.

(10)This bill would appropriate $322,000 from the Public Utilities Commission Utilities Reimbursement Account to the PUC for additional staffing to identify, review, and approve transmission lines reasonably necessary or appropriate to facilitate achievement of the renewables portfolio standard.

(11)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 a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by the Assembly on August 31, 2010. 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 31, 2010.

voted YES: 46 voted NO: 26
6 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 705 to the Fish and Game Code, to Amend Sections 25740, 25740.5, 25741, 25742, 25746, 25747, and 25751 Of, to Add Section 25519.5 To, and to Add and Repeal Section 25741.5 Of, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.17, 399.20, and 454.5 Of, to Amend, Renumber, and Add Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.19, 399.26, 399.30, 399.31, and 1005.1 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Sections 399.14 and 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

SB 722 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. This rate component is a nonbypassable element of local distribution and collected on the basis of usage. Existing PUC resolutions refer to the nonbypassable rate component as a “public goods charge.” The public goods charge moneys are collected to support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities, public interest research and development not adequately provided by competitive and regulated markets, and renewable energy resources.

The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission). The act requires the commission to certify sufficient sites and related… More
(1)Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law requires the PUC to require the state’s 3 largest electrical corporations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Edison, to identify a separate electrical rate component to fund programs that enhance system reliability and provide in-state benefits. This rate component is a nonbypassable element of local distribution and collected on the basis of usage. Existing PUC resolutions refer to the nonbypassable rate component as a “public goods charge.” The public goods charge moneys are collected to support cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation activities, public interest research and development not adequately provided by competitive and regulated markets, and renewable energy resources.

The existing Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission). The act requires the commission to certify sufficient sites and related facilities that are required to provide a supply of electric power sufficient to accommodate projected demand for power statewide. The act requires the commission to transmit a copy of an application for certification of a site and related facility to, among other entities, each federal and state agency having jurisdiction or special interest in matters pertinent to the proposed site and related facilities and to the Attorney General.

This bill would require an applicant to inform the United States Department of Defense of a proposed project and that an application will be filed with the commission if the site and related facility specified in the application is proposed to be located within 1,000 feet of a military installation, or lies within special use airspace or beneath a low-level flight path, as defined.

Existing law establishes the Renewable Resource Trust Fund as a fund that is continuously appropriated, with certain exceptions for administrative expenses, in the State Treasury, and requires that certain moneys collected to support renewable energy resources through the public goods charge are deposited into the fund and authorizes the Energy Commission to expend the moneys pursuant to the Renewable Energy Resources Program. The program states the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year so that amount equals at least 20% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2010.

This bill would revise the Renewable Energy Resources Program to state the intent of the Legislature to increase the amount of electricity generated from eligible renewable energy resources per year, so that amount equals at least 33% of total retail sales of electricity in California per year by December 31, 2020. The bill would revise certain terms used in the program, and revise certain eligibility criteria for a renewable electrical generation facility, as defined, pursuant to the program.

(2)Existing law expresses the intent of the Legislature, in establishing the California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program (RPS program), to increase the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2010. The RPS program requires that a retail seller of electricity, including electrical corporations, community choice aggregators, and electric service providers, purchase a specified minimum percentage of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources, as defined, in any given year as a specified percentage of total kilowatthours sold to retail end-use customers each calendar year. The RPS program requires the PUC to implement annual procurement targets for each retail seller to increase its total procurement of electricity generated by eligible renewable energy resources by at least an additional 1% of retail sales per year so that 20% of its retail sales of electricity are procured from eligible renewable energy resources no later than December 31, 2010. Existing law requires the PUC to make a determination of the existing market cost for electricity, which PUC decisions call the market price referent, and to limit an electrical corporation’s obligation to procure electricity from eligible renewable energy resources, that exceeds the market price referent, by a specified amount.

This bill would express the intent that the amount of electricity generated per year from eligible renewable energy resources be increased to an amount that equals at least 20% of the total electricity sold to retail customers in California per year by December 31, 2013, and 33% by December 31, 2020. The bill would require the PUC, by January 1, 2012, to establish the quantity of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources to be procured by each retail seller for specified compliance periods, sufficient to ensure that the procurement of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources achieves 25% of retail sales by December 31, 2016, and 33% of retail sales by December 31, 2020, and that retail sellers procure not less than 33% of retail sales in all subsequent years. The bill, consistent with the goals of procuring the least-cost and best-fit eligible renewable energy resources that meet project viability principles, would require that all retail sellers procure a balanced portfolio of electricity products from eligible renewable energy resources, as specified. The bill would require the PUC to waive enforcement of the renewables portfolio standard procurement requirement if the PUC finds that the retail seller has demonstrated certain conditions exist that are beyond the control of the retail seller and will prevent compliance, and has taken all reasonable actions under its control to achieve compliance. The bill would require the PUC to direct each electrical corporation to annually prepare a renewable energy procurement plan containing specified matter and require, to the extent feasible, that the plan be proposed, reviewed, and adopted by the commission as part of, and pursuant to, a general procurement plan process. The bill would require the commission to direct all retail sellers to prepare and submit an annual compliance report. The bill would delete the existing market price referent provisions, and instead require the PUC to establish a limitation for each electrical corporation on the procurement expenditures for all eligible renewable energy resources used to comply with the renewables portfolio standard. The bill would require that by January 1, 2016, the PUC report to the Legislature assessing whether each electrical corporation can achieve a 33% renewables portfolio standard by December 31, 2020, and maintain that level thereafter, within the cost limitations. The bill would provide that, if the cost limitation for an electrical corporation is insufficient to support the projected costs of meeting the renewables portfolio standard procurement requirements, the electrical corporation is authorized to refrain from entering into new contracts or constructing facilities beyond the quantity that can be procured within the limitation, unless eligible renewable energy resources can be procured without exceeding a de minimis increase in rates, consistent with the electrical corporation’s general procurement plan. The bill would delete an existing requirement that the PUC adopt flexible rules for compliance for retail sellers. The bill would revise the definitions of certain terms for purposes of the RPS program, would revise certain provisions applicable only to an electrical corporation with 60,000 or fewer customer accounts in California that serves retail end-use customers outside of California, and would add provisions applicable to certain smaller electrical corporations. The bill would authorize an electrical corporation to apply to the PUC for approval to construct, own, and operate an eligible renewable energy resource, and would require the PUC to approve the application if certain conditions are met, until electrical corporation owned and operated resources provide 8.25% of the corporation’s anticipated retail sales.

Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the PUC is a crime.

Because the provisions of this bill are within the act and require action by the PUC to implement its requirements, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime.

(3)Under existing law, the governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility is responsible for implementing and enforcing a renewables portfolio standard for the utility that recognizes the intent of the Legislature to encourage renewable resources, while taking into consideration the effect of the standard on rates, reliability, and financial resources and the goal of environmental improvement.

This bill would repeal this provision, and instead generally make the requirements of the RPS program applicable to local publicly owned electric utilities, except that the utility’s governing board would be responsible for implementation of those requirements, instead of the PUC, and certain enforcement authority with respect to local publicly owned electric utilities would be given to the Energy Commission and State Air Resources Board, instead of the PUC. By placing additional requirements upon local publicly owned electric utilities, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

(4)Existing law requires the Energy Commission to certify eligible renewable energy resources, to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers, and to develop tracking, accounting, verification, and enforcement mechanisms for renewable energy credits, as defined.

This bill would require the Energy Commission to design and implement an accounting system to verify compliance with the RPS requirements by retail sellers and local publicly owned electric utilities. The bill would require the Energy Commission, among other things, to adopt regulations specifying procedures for enforcement of the RPS requirements that include a public process under which the Energy Commission is authorized to issue a notice of violation and correction with respect to a local publicly owned electric utility and for referral to the State Air Resources Board for penalties imposed pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 or other laws if that act is suspended or repealed. This bill would revise the definition of renewable energy credit. The bill would require the Energy Commission, by June 30, 2011, to study and provide a report to the Legislature that analyzes run-of-river hydroelectric generating facilities, as defined, in British Columbia, including whether these facilities are, or should be, included as renewable electrical generation facilities for purposes of the Renewable Energy Resources Program administered by the Energy Commission or eligible renewable energy resources for purposes of the RPS program.

(5)Existing law requires the PUC to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a written report annually before February 1 of each year on the costs of programs and activities conducted by an electrical corporation or gas corporation that have more than a specified number of customers in California.

This bill would require the PUC to prepare and submit to the policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, annually before February 1 of each year, a report on (A) all electrical corporation revenue requirement increases associated with meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (B) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of meeting the renewables portfolio standard, (C) all costs incurred by electrical corporations for incentives for distributed and renewable generation, (D) all cost savings experienced, or costs avoided, by electrical corporations as a result of incentives for distributed generation and renewable generation, (E) specified costs for which an electrical corporation is seeking recovery in rates that are pending determination or approval by the PUC, (F) the decision number of each PUC decision in the prior year authorizing an electrical corporation to recover costs incurred in rates, (G) any changes in the prior year in load serviced by an electrical corporation, and (H) the efforts each electrical corporation is taking to recruit and train employees to ensure an adequately trained and available workforce.

(6)The bill would require the PUC, by July 1, 2011, to determine the effective load carrying capacity of wind and solar energy resources on the electrical grid. The bill would require the PUC to use those values in establishing the contribution of those resources toward meeting specified resource adequacy requirements.

(7)The Public Utilities Act prohibits any electrical corporation from beginning the construction of, among other things, a line, plant, or system, or of any extension thereof, without having first obtained from the PUC a certificate that the present or future public convenience and necessity require or will require that construction, termed a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

This bill would require the PUC to issue a decision on an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity within 18 months of the filing of a completed application under specified circumstances.

(8)Existing law establishes the Department of Fish and Game in the Natural Resources Agency, and generally charges the department with the administration and enforcement of the Fish and Game Code.

This bill would require the department to establish an internal division with the primary purpose of performing comprehensive planning and environmental compliance services with priority given to projects involving the building of eligible renewable energy resources.

(9)The existing restructuring of the electrical industry within the Public Utilities Act provides for the establishment of an Independent System Operator (ISO). Existing law requires the ISO to ensure efficient use and reliable operation of the transmission grid consistent with achieving planning and operating reserve criteria no less stringent than those established by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the American Electric Reliability Council. Pursuant to existing law, the ISO’s tariffs are required to be approved by the FERC.

This bill would require the ISO and other California balancing authorities to work cooperatively to integrate and interconnect eligible renewable energy resources to the transmission grid by the most efficient means possible with the goal of minimizing the impact and cost of new transmission facilities needed to meet both reliability needs and the renewables portfolio standard procurement requirements, and to accomplish this in a manner that respects the ownership, business, and dispatch models for transmission facilities owned by electrical corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, joint power agencies, and merchant transmission companies.

(10)This bill would appropriate $322,000 from the Public Utilities Commission Utilities Reimbursement Account to the PUC for additional staffing to identify, review, and approve transmission lines reasonably necessary or appropriate to facilitate achievement of the renewables portfolio standard.

(11)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 a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 705 to the Fish and Game Code, to Amend Sections 25740, 25740.5, 25741, 25742, 25746, 25747, and 25751 Of, to Add Section 25519.5 To, and to Add and Repeal Section 25741.5 Of, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.17, 399.20, and 454.5 Of, to Amend, Renumber, and Add Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.19, 399.26, 399.30, 399.31, and 1005.1 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Sections 399.14 and 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.
Author(s)
Joe Simitian, Christine Kehoe, Darrell Steinberg
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Utilities: renewable energy resources
Major Actions
Introduced2/27/2009
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Environmental Quality4/20/2009
Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary5/05/2009
Passed Senate5/14/2009
Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources6/22/2009
Passed Assembly Committee on Judiciary6/30/2009
Passed Assembly3/04/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Rules6/17/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce6/24/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources6/30/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/12/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Rules8/31/2010
Passed Assembly8/31/2010
Passed Assembly8/31/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Environmental QualityDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary.4/20/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality
6 voted YES 1 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.5/05/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Judiciary
3 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB722 Steinberg5/14/2009This bill PASSED the Senate
21 voted YES 15 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.6/22/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
5 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on JudiciaryDo pass.6/30/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Judiciary
7 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 722 Steinberg Senate Third Reading By SKINNER Amend By SKINNER Set #13/04/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
44 voted YES 26 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on RulesBe referred to Committee on Utilities and Commerce.6/17/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Rules
9 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.6/24/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
9 voted YES 2 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.6/30/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
5 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/12/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on RulesAmend, and re-refer to the Committee on Rules.8/31/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Rules
7 voted YES 2 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 722 Simitian Senate Third Reading By SKINNER Motion to Move Previous Question By CALDERON8/31/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
47 voted YES 26 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblySB 722 Simitian Senate Third Reading By SKINNER8/31/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
46 voted YES 26 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/27/2009
2/27/2009Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
3/01/2009From print. May be acted upon on or after March 31.
3/02/2009Read first time.
3/19/2009To Coms. on EQ. and JUD.
4/14/2009Set for hearing April 20.
select this voteVote4/20/2009Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Judiciary.
4/22/2009From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 6. Noes 1. Page 585.)
4/23/2009Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
4/24/2009Set for hearing May 5.
select this voteVote5/05/2009Do pass.
5/06/2009From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 3. Noes 0. Page 808.)
5/07/2009Read second time. To third reading.
5/14/2009Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 21. Noes 15. Page 894.) To Assembly.
5/14/2009In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/14/2009Senate 3rd Reading SB722 Steinberg
5/28/2009To Coms. on NAT. RES. and JUD.
6/11/2009From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
select this voteVote6/22/2009Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
6/24/2009From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (Heard in committee on June 22.)
6/25/2009Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on JUD.
select this voteVote6/30/2009Do pass.
6/30/2009From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 3.) (Heard in committee on June 30.)
7/01/2009Read second time. To third reading.
8/17/2009Placed on inactive file on request of Assembly Member Krekorian.
9/09/2009Notice of motion to remove from inactive file given by Assembly Member Krekorian.
9/10/2009From inactive file to third reading file.
9/11/2009Placed on inactive file on request of Assembly Member Torrico.
2/25/2010Notice of motion to remove from inactive file given by Assembly Member Ma.
3/01/2010From inactive file to third reading file.
3/04/2010Read third time. Amended. To third reading. Re-referred to Com. On RULES pursuant to Assembly Rule 97. Action rescinded whereby the bill was read a third time, amended and re-referred to the Com. on RULES pursuant to Assembly Rule 97. Read third time. Amended. (Ayes 44. Noes 26. Page 4217.) To third reading. Re-referred to Com. On RULES pursuant to Assembly Rule 97.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage3/04/2010SB 722 Steinberg Senate Third Reading By SKINNER Amend By SKINNER Set #1
select this voteVote6/17/2010Be referred to Committee on Utilities and Commerce.
6/17/2010From committee: Be re-referred to Coms. on U. & C. and NAT. RES. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) Re-referred to Com. on U. & C. (Heard in Committee on June 17.)
6/22/2010From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.
select this voteVote6/24/2010Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.
6/24/2010From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 9. Noes 2.) Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES. (Heard in committee on June 24.)
select this voteVote6/30/2010Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/06/2010From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 3.) (Heard in committee on June 30.)
8/02/2010Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Joint Rule 62(a) file notice suspended. (Page 5989.)
8/05/2010Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote8/12/2010Do pass as amended.
8/13/2010From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (Heard in committe August 12.)
8/16/2010Read second time. Amended. To second reading. (August 16 amended measure version corrected August 19.)
8/17/2010Read second time. To third reading.
8/20/2010Read third time. Amended. (Page 6425.) To third reading.
8/23/2010Assembly Rule 69(d) suspended. (Ayes 49. Noes 27. Page 6491.) Re-referred to Com. On RULES pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.
8/31/2010From committee: Amend and re-refer to Com. on RULES. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (Heard in committee on August 31.) Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on RULES. Withdrawn from committee. Placed on third reading. (Ayes 45. Noes 27. Page 6973.) Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 46. Noes 26. Page 6975.) To Senate.
8/31/2010In Senate. To unfinished business.
select this voteVote8/31/2010Amend, and re-refer to the Committee on Rules.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/31/2010SB 722 Simitian Senate Third Reading By SKINNER Motion to Move Previous Question By CALDERON
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11/30/2010Died on file.

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

68% more
$198,500
$198,500
$118,223
$118,223

opposed this bill

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An Act to Add Section 705 to the Fish and Game Code, to Amend Sections 25740, 25740.5, 25741, 25742, 25746, 25747, and 25751 Of, to Add Section 25519.5 To, and to Add and Repeal Section 25741.5 Of, the Public Resources Code, and to Amend Sections 399.11, 399.12, 399.17, 399.20, and 454.5 Of, to Amend, Renumber, and Add Sections 399.13 and 399.16 Of, to Add Sections 399.18, 399.19, 399.26, 399.30, 399.31, and 1005.1 To, to Add Article 11 (Commencing with Section 910) to Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, to Repeal Section 387 Of, and to Repeal and Add Sections 399.14 and 399.15 Of, the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.: SB 722 Simitian Senate Third Reading By SKINNER

1 organization supported this bill

Large-scale Solar Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 31). Bill Analysis SB 722 8-31-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.

2 organizations opposed this bill

Alliance for Retail Energy Markets
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 31). Bill Analysis SB 722 8-31-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 31). Bill Analysis SB 722 8-31-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.

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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Anthony AdamsRCA-59$0$0No
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0Yes
Joel AndersonRCA-77$1,000$0No
Juan ArambulaICA-31$0$0No
Karen BassDCA-47$0$0Yes
Jim BeallDCA-24$0$0Yes
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$1,000$0No
Tom BerryhillRCA-25$2,500$0No
Marty BlockDCA-78$0$0Yes
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$0Yes
Steven BradfordDCA-51$9,900$0Yes
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0Yes
Joan BuchananDCA-15$4,900$0Yes
Anna CaballeroDCA-28$1,000$0No
Charles CalderonDCA-58$2,500$3,900Yes
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$1,000$0Yes
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$7,900$1,000Yes
Connie ConwayRCA-34$4,900$0No
Paul CookRCA-65$3,000$0No
Joe CotoDCA-23$0$0Yes
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0Yes
Hector De La TorreDCA-50$1,000$6,500Not Voting
Kevin De LeonDCA-45$3,900$3,900Yes
Chuck DeVoreRCA-70$0$0No
Mike EngDCA-49$0$1,000Yes
Noreen EvansDCA-7$3,900$1,000Yes
Mike FeuerDCA-42$5,900$0Yes
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$4,000$9,300No
Paul FongDCA-22$1,000$0Yes
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$11,900$11,300Yes
Jean FullerRCA-32$7,400$0Not Voting
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$2,000$0Yes
Ted GainesRCA-4$0$0No
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$5,000$2,000Not Voting
Martin GarrickRCA-74$3,500$9,123No
Mike GattoDCA-43$3,900$0Yes
Danny GilmoreRCA-30$0$0No
Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$3,900No
Isadore HallDCA-52$0$5,500Yes
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$0$0No
Mary HayashiDCA-18$2,000$1,000Yes
Ed HernandezDCA-57$0$1,000Yes
Jerry HillDCA-19$0$0Yes
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$1,500Yes
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$8,500$0Yes
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0No
Dave JonesDCA-9$1,000$0Yes
Steve KnightRCA-36$3,950$0No
Ted LieuDCA-53$12,700$1,000Yes
Dan LogueRCA-3$1,500$0No
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$6,400$0Yes
Fiona MaDCA-12$3,000$7,800Yes
Tony MendozaDCA-56$1,500$0Yes
Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$2,500No
Bill MonningDCA-27$0$0Yes
Pedro NavaDCA-35$0$0Yes
Brian NestandeRCA-64$8,300$0No
Roger NielloRCA-5$350$0No
Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$6,000No
Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0Not Voting
John PerezDCA-46$17,100$0Yes
Manuel PerezDCA-80$6,900$7,800Yes
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0Not Voting
Ira RuskinDCA-21$0$0Yes
Mary SalasDCA-79$0$0Yes
Lori SaldanaDCA-76$0$0Yes
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0No
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$16,800$7,800Yes
Cameron SmythRCA-38$4,000$6,900No
Jose SolorioDCA-69$2,000$0Yes
Audra StricklandRCA-37$0$0Not Voting
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$3,000$0Yes
Tom TorlaksonDCA-11$0$3,500Yes
Norma TorresDCA-61$0$0Yes
Alberto TorricoDCA-20$0$0Yes
Van TranRCA-68$0$0No
Mike VillinesRCA-29$5,500$13,000No
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$1,000$0Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Anthony AdamsRCA-59$0$0No
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$0Yes
Joel AndersonRCA-77$1,000$0No
Juan ArambulaICA-31$0$0No
Karen BassDCA-47$0$0Yes
Jim BeallDCA-24$0$0Yes
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$1,000$0No
Tom BerryhillRCA-25$2,500$0No
Marty BlockDCA-78$0$0Yes
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$0Yes
Steven BradfordDCA-51$9,900$0Yes
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0Yes
Joan BuchananDCA-15$4,900$0Yes
Anna CaballeroDCA-28$1,000$0No
Charles CalderonDCA-58$2,500$3,900Yes
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$1,000$0Yes
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$7,900$1,000Yes
Connie ConwayRCA-34$4,900$0No
Paul CookRCA-65$3,000$0No
Joe CotoDCA-23$0$0Yes
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0Yes
Hector De La TorreDCA-50$1,000$6,500Not Voting
Kevin De LeonDCA-45$3,900$3,900Yes
Chuck DeVoreRCA-70$0$0No
Mike EngDCA-49$0$1,000Yes
Noreen EvansDCA-7$3,900$1,000Yes
Mike FeuerDCA-42$5,900$0Yes
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$4,000$9,300No
Paul FongDCA-22$1,000$0Yes
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$11,900$11,300Yes
Jean FullerRCA-32$7,400$0Not Voting
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$2,000$0Yes
Ted GainesRCA-4$0$0No
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$5,000$2,000Not Voting
Martin GarrickRCA-74$3,500$9,123No
Mike GattoDCA-43$3,900$0Yes
Danny GilmoreRCA-30$0$0No
Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$3,900No
Isadore HallDCA-52$0$5,500Yes
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$0$0No
Mary HayashiDCA-18$2,000$1,000Yes
Ed HernandezDCA-57$0$1,000Yes
Jerry HillDCA-19$0$0Yes
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$1,500Yes
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$8,500$0Yes
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0No
Dave JonesDCA-9$1,000$0Yes
Steve KnightRCA-36$3,950$0No
Ted LieuDCA-53$12,700$1,000Yes
Dan LogueRCA-3$1,500$0No
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$6,400$0Yes
Fiona MaDCA-12$3,000$7,800Yes
Tony MendozaDCA-56$1,500$0Yes
Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$2,500No
Bill MonningDCA-27$0$0Yes
Pedro NavaDCA-35$0$0Yes
Brian NestandeRCA-64$8,300$0No
Roger NielloRCA-5$350$0No
Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$6,000No
Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0Not Voting
John PerezDCA-46$17,100$0Yes
Manuel PerezDCA-80$6,900$7,800Yes
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0Not Voting
Ira RuskinDCA-21$0$0Yes
Mary SalasDCA-79$0$0Yes
Lori SaldanaDCA-76$0$0Yes
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0No
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$16,800$7,800Yes
Cameron SmythRCA-38$4,000$6,900No
Jose SolorioDCA-69$2,000$0Yes
Audra StricklandRCA-37$0$0Not Voting
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$3,000$0Yes
Tom TorlaksonDCA-11$0$3,500Yes
Norma TorresDCA-61$0$0Yes
Alberto TorricoDCA-20$0$0Yes
Van TranRCA-68$0$0No
Mike VillinesRCA-29$5,500$13,000No
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$1,000$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Alternate energy production & services$198,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Manufacturing$118,223
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