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SB 181

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in Senate Jul 31, 2019
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 26 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards.

Abstract

This Substitute Act modifies the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act to do all of the following: (1) Adds a solar water heater to the list of eligible energy resources. (2) Defines “solar technology” to include both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy technologies. (3) Continues increasing the required minimum percentage of electrical energy sales to Delaware end-use customers from renewable energy sources through 2035. (4) Places the Director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Climate, Coastal, and Energy, and the Division itself, in charge of certain administrative aspects of the renewable energy portfolio standards program, replacing the State Energy Coordinator and the Delaware Energy Office. (5) Grants retail electricity suppliers and municipal electric companies a credit for installing eligible energy resources on a certified brownfield. (6) Makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. This Substitute Act differs from the Act by: (1) Lowering the minimum cumulative percentage for solar technology by .25% beginning in 2030. (2) Removing provisions that permitted a freeze of the minimum cumulative percentage from eligible energy resources and of the minimum cumulative percentage from solar technology under certain circumstances.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Harris B. McDowell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 1
Primary

Edward S. Osienski

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 24
Primary

Stephanie L. Hansen

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 10
Cosponsor

Bryan Townsend

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 11
Cosponsor

Paul S. Baumbach

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 23
Cosponsor

Andria L. Bennett

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 32
Cosponsor

Stephanie T. Bolden

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 2
Cosponsor

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Jul 31, 2019

Senate

Adopted in lieu of the original bill SB 181, and Assigned to Energy Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Energy

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