HB18-1428 - Authorize Utility Community Collaboration Contract

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning authorization for an investor-owned utility to enter into a collaboration agreement with a community, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Section 1 of the bill authorizes the creation of an energy and innovation collaboration agreement between an investor-owned utility and the government of a city, county, town, or city and county served by that utility. The agreement is subject to approval by the public utilities commission, which is directed to ensure that safe and reliable service is maintained and that the utility's costs of complying with the agreement are paid for by the community and not imposed on other customers of the utility.

Section 2 increases the allowable size of a community solar garden from 2 megawatts to 5 megawatts.

Section 3 appropriates $67,498 to the public utilities commission from the public utilities commission fixed utilities fund for purposes of implementing the bill.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: May 7, 2018
05/07/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
05/07/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
05/07/2018 - House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
05/04/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
05/04/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
05/04/2018 - House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
05/03/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
04/25/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy