AB 525

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 27, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 09, 2021
  • Became Law Sep 23, 2021

Energy: offshore wind generation.

Abstract

The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018 established as a policy of the state that eligible renewable energy resources and zero-carbon resources supply 100% of retail sales of electricity to California end-use customers and 100% of electricity procured to serve all state agencies by December 31, 2045. The act requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) , State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission) , and State Air Resources Board to, as part of a public process, issue a joint report to the Legislature by January 1, 2021, and every 4 years thereafter, that includes specified information relating to the implementation of the policy. Existing law requires the PUC and the Energy Commission to undertake various actions in furtherance of meeting the state's clean energy and pollution reduction objectives. This bill would require the Energy Commission, on or before June 1, 2022, to evaluate and quantify the maximum feasible capacity of offshore wind to achieve reliability, ratepayer, employment, and decarbonization benefits and to establish offshore wind planning goals for 2030 and 2045, as specified. The bill would require the Energy Commission, in coordination with specified agencies, to develop a strategic plan for offshore wind energy developments installed off the California coast in federal waters, as specified. The bill would require the Energy Commission to submit the strategic plan to the Natural Resources Agency and the Legislature on or before June 30, 2023. The bill would require the Energy Commission, in coordination with specified agencies, to work with stakeholders, state, local, and federal agencies, and the offshore wind energy industry to identify suitable sea space for wind energy areas in federal waters sufficient to accommodate the offshore wind planning goals for 2030 and 2045. The bill would require the Energy Commission, in coordination with relevant state and local agencies, to develop a plan to improve waterfront facilities that could support a range of floating offshore wind energy development activities. The bill would require the Energy Commission, in consultation with the PUC and Independent System Operator, to assess the transmission investments and upgrades necessary to support the offshore wind planning goals for 2030 and 2045, as specified. The bill would require the Energy Commission to develop and produce a permitting roadmap that describes timeframes and milestones for a permitting process for offshore wind energy facilities and associated electricity and transmission infrastructure off the coast of California. The bill would require the information described in this paragraph and potential impacts on coastal resources, fisheries, Native American and Indigenous peoples, and national defense, and strategies for addressing those potential impacts, to be included in the strategic plan, as specified. The bill would require the Energy Commission, on or before December 31, 2022, to submit to the Natural Resources Agency and the relevant fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature a preliminary assessment of the economic benefits of offshore wind as they relate to seaport investments and workforce development needs and standards. The bill would repeal all of these provisions on January 1, 2027.

Bill Sponsors (24)

Votes


Actions


Sep 23, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 231, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 17, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 2564.).

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 74. Noes 1. Page 3069.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 3063.)

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 14, 2021

Senate

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

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

Jul 13, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (July 13).

Jul 06, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on N.R. & W. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (July 5). Re-referred to Com. on N.R. & W.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on N.R. & W.

Jun 24, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

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

Jun 17, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.

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

Jun 09, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on E., U. & C. and N.R. & W.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E., U. & C. and N.R. & W.

May 28, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 1. Page 1634.)

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 1460.)

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 1.) (May 20).

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

May 19, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 10, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 29, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 27, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Apr 26, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 22, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 21).

Apr 19, 2021

Assembly

(pending re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES.)

Assembly

Assembly Rule 56 suspended. (Page 1059.)

Apr 05, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on U. & E. and NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on U. & E. and NAT. RES.

Feb 11, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 13.

Feb 10, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB525 HTML
02/10/21 - Introduced PDF
04/26/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/17/21 - Amended Senate PDF
06/24/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/14/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/13/21 - Enrolled PDF
09/23/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/20/21- Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy PDF
04/26/21- Assembly Natural Resources PDF
05/17/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
07/01/21- Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications PDF
07/08/21- Senate Natural Resources and Water PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF PDF
09/09/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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