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AB 512 - An Act to Amend Section 2830 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

Local government renewable energy self-generation program. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes a local government, as defined, to receive a bill credit, as defined, to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes a local government, as defined, to receive a bill credit, as defined, to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefiting account. Existing law establishes the responsibilities of the affected electrical corporation to which the facility is interconnected. An eligible renewable generating facility for the purposes of these provisions is limited to a facility that has a generating capacity of no more than one megawatt. These provisions are known as the Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program.

This bill would expand the definition of an eligible renewable generating facility for the purposes of the program to include a facility that has a generating capacity of no more than 5 megawatts. The bill would prohibit an electrical corporation from being required to compensate a local government for electricity generated from a facility in excess of the bill credits applied to the designated benefiting account. The bill would prohibit a local government renewable generation facility participating in the program from being eligible for any other tariff or program that requires an electrical corporation to purchase generation from that facility while participating in the program. The bill would exempt an electrical corporation with 60,000 or fewer customer accounts from the program. Hide
 
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The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 2, 2011.

voted YES: 76 voted NO: 1
3 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 2830 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.

AB 512 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes a local government, as defined, to receive a bill credit, as defined, to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefiting account. Existing law establishes the responsibilities of the affected electrical corporation to which the facility is interconnected. An eligible renewable generating facility for the purposes of these provisions is limited to a facility that has a generating capacity of no more than one megawatt. These provisions are known as the Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program.

This bill would expand the definition of an eligible renewable generating facility for the purposes of the program to include a facility that has a generating capacity of no more than 5 megawatts. The bill would prohibit an electrical corporation from being required to compensate a local government for electricity generated… More
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law authorizes a local government, as defined, to receive a bill credit, as defined, to be applied to a designated benefiting account for electricity exported to the electrical grid by an eligible renewable generating facility, as defined, and requires the commission to adopt a rate tariff for the benefiting account. Existing law establishes the responsibilities of the affected electrical corporation to which the facility is interconnected. An eligible renewable generating facility for the purposes of these provisions is limited to a facility that has a generating capacity of no more than one megawatt. These provisions are known as the Local Government Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program.

This bill would expand the definition of an eligible renewable generating facility for the purposes of the program to include a facility that has a generating capacity of no more than 5 megawatts. The bill would prohibit an electrical corporation from being required to compensate a local government for electricity generated from a facility in excess of the bill credits applied to the designated benefiting account. The bill would prohibit a local government renewable generation facility participating in the program from being eligible for any other tariff or program that requires an electrical corporation to purchase generation from that facility while participating in the program. The bill would exempt an electrical corporation with 60,000 or fewer customer accounts from the program. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 2830 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.
Author(s)
Rich Gordon
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Local government renewable energy self-generation program
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/15/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce4/04/2011
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/04/2011
    Passed Assembly5/12/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications6/21/2011
    Passed Senate8/30/2011
    Passed Assembly9/02/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/13/2011
    Became law (chaptered).10/06/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Utilities and CommerceDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/04/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce
    15 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass, to Consent Calendar.5/04/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    17 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 512 GORDON Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session5/12/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    70 voted YES 0 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Energy, Utilities and CommunicationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/21/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
    10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB512 Gordon By Simitian8/30/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    37 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 512 GORDON Concurrence in Senate Amendments9/02/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    76 voted YES 1 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/15/2011
    2/15/2011Read first time. To print.
    2/16/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
    3/03/2011Referred to Com. on U. & C.
    select this voteVote4/04/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    4/05/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 4). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote5/04/2011Do pass, to Consent Calendar.
    5/05/2011From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 4).
    5/09/2011Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
    5/12/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 70. Noes 0. Page 1356.)
    5/12/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/12/2011AB 512 GORDON Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session
    5/26/2011Referred to Com. on E., U., & C.
    6/21/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (June 21). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    select this voteVote6/21/2011Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/11/2011From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8 and be amended.
    7/12/2011Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    8/25/2011Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    8/29/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    8/30/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 2134.).
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/30/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB512 Gordon By Simitian
    8/31/2011In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 2 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    9/02/2011Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 1. Page 2836.).
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage9/02/2011AB 512 GORDON Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/13/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11 a.m.
    10/05/2011Approved by the Governor.
    10/06/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 478, Statutes of 2011.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

    11 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Section 2830 of the Public Utilities Code, Relating to Energy.: AB 512 GORDON Concurrence in Senate Amendments

    11 organizations supported this bill

    Association of California Water Agencies
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Public Utilities Commission
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California State Association of Counties
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    City of Fresno
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    City of San Jose
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    City of Santa Rosa
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Inland Empire Utilities Agency
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Nanosolar
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Regional Council of Rural Counties
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Santa Clara Valley Water District
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    Edison International
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Sempra Energy
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, August 29). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved October 10, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$1,500$14,700
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$6,250$11,000
    Michael AllenDCA-7$3,900$7,800
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$1,000$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$8,800$13,300
    Jim BeallDCA-24$0$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$9,250$7,400
    Marty BlockDCA-78$3,500$6,400
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$3,500$3,500
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$1,000$19,800
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$18,500$34,300
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$11,150$17,700
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$6,000$7,550
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$2,000$8,800
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$11,900$7,500
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$16,900$29,100
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$3,500$7,200
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$0$11,000
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$3,750$23,500
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$10,550$5,500
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$15,800$14,800
    Rich GordonDCA-21$3,500$8,300
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$1,500$17,200
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$6,400$12,900
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$1,500$6,100
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$1,500$17,800
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$6,000$12,300
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$4,500$15,100
    Jerry HillDCA-19$6,400$1,500
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$150$15,400
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$1,000$7,800
    Steve KnightRCA-36$3,950$11,500
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$4,000$11,150
    Dan LogueRCA-3$4,500$7,500
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$8,900
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$3,000$4,500
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$3,100$12,300
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$10,400
    Bill MonningDCA-27$1,500$850
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$500$8,750
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$4,000$15,150
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$1,500$5,400
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$2,000$7,150
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$3,500$5,400
    Richard PanDCA-5$4,500$7,800
    Henry PereaDCA-31$18,250$22,150
    John PerezDCA-46$34,900$25,900
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$14,950$17,700
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$25,150$15,646
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$0$5,500
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$2,500$3,000
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$4,000$5,000
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$3,000$5,000
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$1,500$14,700
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$6,250$11,000
    Michael AllenDCA-7$3,900$7,800
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$1,000$0
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$8,800$13,300
    Jim BeallDCA-24$0$0
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$9,250$7,400
    Marty BlockDCA-78$3,500$6,400
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$3,500$3,500
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$1,000$19,800
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$18,500$34,300
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$11,150$17,700
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$6,000$7,550
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$2,000$8,800
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$11,900$7,500
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$16,900$29,100
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$3,500$7,200
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$0$11,000
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$3,750$23,500
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$10,550$5,500
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$15,800$14,800
    Rich GordonDCA-21$3,500$8,300
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$1,500$17,200
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$6,400$12,900
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$1,500$6,100
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$1,500$17,800
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$6,000$12,300
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$4,500$15,100
    Jerry HillDCA-19$6,400$1,500
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$150$15,400
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$1,000$7,800
    Steve KnightRCA-36$3,950$11,500
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$4,000$11,150
    Dan LogueRCA-3$4,500$7,500
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$8,900
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$3,000$4,500
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$3,100$12,300
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$10,400
    Bill MonningDCA-27$1,500$850
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$500$8,750
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$4,000$15,150
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$1,500$5,400
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$2,000$7,150
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$3,500$5,400
    Richard PanDCA-5$4,500$7,800
    Henry PereaDCA-31$18,250$22,150
    John PerezDCA-46$34,900$25,900
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$14,950$17,700
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$25,150$15,646
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$0$5,500
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$2,500$3,000
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$4,000$5,000
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$3,000$5,000
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Alternate energy production & services$189,000
    Water utilities$85,700
    Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
    Public official (elected or appointed)$3,500

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Gas & electric utilities$433,400
    Electric power utilities$148,496
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