SB 824
Creates a community solar pilot program
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Last Action:
3/2/2022 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 824 - This act establishes a community solar pilot program. Each retail electric provider, as defined in the act, shall implement a 3-year community solar pilot program to run during calendar years 2023-2025. Each retail electric supplier shall continue operating its pilot program until the total solar electricity demand from subscribers equals 2% of the retail electric supplier's electricity sales for the previous year.

A community solar facility may be built, owned, or operated by a third party entity under contract with an owner or operator of a community solar facility or a subscriber administrator, which is an entity that recruits and enrolls subscribers, administers participation in community solar facilities, and manages the subscription relationship between subscribers and a retail electric supplier. A retail electric supplier may own or operate a community solar facility and can act as a subscriber administrator as part of its own community solar pilot program.

The Public Service Commission shall not regulate the price paid for a subscription in a community solar facility except to establish the value of the bill credit for each retail electric supplier to offset each subscriber's retail electric bill for each kilowatt hour subscribed from a community solar facility.

The duties of a retail electric supplier are set forth in the act.

Interconnection standards for community solar facilities under 100 kilowatts shall be the same as those for net-metered customers under the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act. For systems larger than 100 kilowatts, the Commission shall develop technical and net metering interconnection rules as set forth in the act.



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