SB 594

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2011-2012 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 17, 2011
  • Passed Senate Jun 01, 2011
  • Passed Assembly Aug 30, 2012
  • Signed by Governor Sep 27, 2012

Energy: net energy metering.

Abstract

Existing law relative to private energy producers requires every electric utility, as defined, to make available to an eligible customer‑generator, as defined, a standard contract or tariff for net energy metering on a first-come-first-served basis until the time that the total rated generating capacity used by eligible customer‑generators exceeds 5% of the electric utility's aggregate customer peak demand. Existing law requires the electric utility, upon an affirmative election by the eligible customer-generator to receive service pursuant to this contract or tariff, to either: (1) provide net surplus electricity compensation for any net surplus electricity generated in the 12-month period, or (2) allow the eligible customer-generator to apply the net surplus electricity as a credit for kilowatthours subsequently supplied by the electric utility to the surplus customer-generator. This bill would authorize an eligible customer-generator with multiple meters to elect to aggregate the electrical load of the meters located on the property where the generation facility is located and on all property adjacent or contiguous to the property on which the generation facility is located, if those properties are solely owned, leased, or rented by the eligible customer-generator, as provided. For an electric utility that is an electrical corporation, the bill would condition this authorization upon the commission making a determination that permitting eligible customer-generators to aggregate their load from multiple meters will not result in an increase in the expected revenue obligations of customers who are not eligible customer-generators. For an electric utility that is a local publicly owned electric utility or electrical cooperative, the bill would condition this authorization upon the utility's ratemaking authority, as defined, making a determination that permitting aggregation will not result in an increase in the expected revenue obligations of customers who are not eligible customer-generators. The bill would prohibit an eligible customer-generator that chooses to aggregate from receiving net surplus electricity compensation and require the electric utility to retain kilowatthours, as prescribed. Existing law establishes a net energy metering program that is available to an eligible fuel cell customer-generator, as defined. Existing law requires that the net metering calculation be made by measuring the difference between the electricity supplied to the eligible fuel cell customer-generator and the electricity generated by the eligible fuel cell customer-generator and fed back to the electrical grid over a 12-month period. Existing law requires that an electrical corporation determine if the eligible fuel cell customer-generator was a net consumer or producer of electricity during the 12-month period. For purposes of making this determination, existing law requires that the electrical corporation aggregate the electrical load of the eligible fuel cell customer-generator under the same ownership. This bill would require that in making the determination whether the eligible fuel cell customer-generator is a net consumer or producer of electricity during the 12-month period, the electrical corporation is to aggregate the electrical load of the meters located on the property where the eligible fuel cell electrical generation facility is located and on all property adjacent or contiguous to the property on which the facility is located, if those properties are solely owned, leased, or rented by the eligible fuel cell customer-generator. Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or any order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime. Because the bill would require an expansion of the above-described net energy metering programs and would require an order or decision of the commission to implement, a violation of these provisions would impose a state-mandated local program by expanding the definition of a crime. 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. This bill would incorporate additional changes in Section 2827.10 of the Public Utilities Code, proposed by AB 2165, to be operative only if AB 2165 and this bill are both chaptered and become effective on or before January 1, 2013, and this bill is chaptered last.

Bill Sponsors (9)

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Actions


Sep 27, 2012

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 610, Statutes of 2012.

Sep 11, 2012

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Aug 31, 2012

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10.

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 21. Noes 12. Page 5016.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Senate

From committee: That the Assembly amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 4. Noes 2. Page 5130.)

Senate

From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 5054.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR. pursuant to Senate Rule 29.10. (Ayes 4. Noes 0. Page 5054.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Aug 30, 2012

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 58. Noes 10. Page 6667.) Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 23, 2012

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Read third time and amended. (Page 6174.)

Aug 13, 2012

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 09, 2012

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (August 8).

Aug 06, 2012

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a) file notice suspended. (Page 5751.)

Jul 05, 2012

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 25).

Jun 18, 2012

Assembly

Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

May 15, 2012

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.

  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on U. & C.

May 07, 2012

Assembly

From committee: Be re-referred to Com. on U. & C. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (May 7). Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on U. & C. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (May 7). Re-referred to Com. on U. & C.

Mar 22, 2012

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Mar 01, 2012

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 09, 2011

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 02, 2011

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jun 01, 2011

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 14. Page 1216.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 26, 2011

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 25, 2011

Senate

Ordered to second reading.

Senate

Read third time and amended.

May 24, 2011

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 23, 2011

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 3. Page 1086.) (May 23).

May 13, 2011

Senate

Set for hearing May 23.

May 11, 2011

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 10, 2011

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 3. Page 885.) (May 4).

Apr 28, 2011

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
  • Committee-Passage
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 15, 2011

Senate

Set for hearing May 4.

Mar 03, 2011

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 18, 2011

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 20.

Feb 17, 2011

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB594 HTML
02/17/11 - Introduced PDF
04/28/11 - Amended Senate PDF
05/11/11 - Amended Senate PDF
05/25/11 - Amended Senate PDF
03/01/12 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/15/12 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/06/12 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/23/12 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/10/12 - Enrolled PDF
09/27/12 - Chaptered PDF

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