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S 0332 - Enacts the Clean Energy Access Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Thomas Davis (R)
Last Action: 2/7/2019 - Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Massey, Sabb, Climer
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04.11.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
03.28.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
03.20.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
03.14.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
03.06.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee did not take action on this bill, although it was on the agenda.
02.20.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes certain rights for customers of an electrical utility.

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S 0332 General Bill, By Davis, Senn, Campbell, Reese, Gregory, Talley, Allen, Johnson, J. Matthews, Nicholson and Grooms
Similar (H 3659)
Summary: Electrical utility customers
    A BILL TO ENACT THE "CLEAN ENERGY ACCESS ACT"; TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE RATES OF AND CHARGES BY ELECTRIC UTILITIES AND ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES, BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-815, TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN RIGHTS FOR THE CUSTOMERS OF AN ELECTRICAL UTILITY; TO AMEND ARTICLE 17, CHAPTER 27, TITLE 58 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REVIEW OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ORDERS, BY ADDING SECTION 58-27-2350, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS AGGRIEVED BY A UTILITY ACTION OR A COMMISSION ORDER MAY PETITION THE COURTS OF THIS STATE FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF; TO AMEND SECTION 58-40-20 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO NET ENERGY METERING, TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELECTRICAL UTILITY MUST MAKE NET ENERGY METERING AVAILABLE TO CUSTOMER-GENERATORS UNTIL THE TOTAL INSTALLED NAMEPLATE GENERATING CAPACITY OF NET ENERGY METERING SYSTEMS EQUALS AT LEAST TWO PERCENT OF THE PREVIOUS FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE OF THE ELECTRICAL UTILITY'S SOUTH CAROLINA RETAIL PEAK DEMAND AND TO PROVIDE FOR A SUCCESSOR NET ENERGY METERING TARIFF; TO DELETE SUBSECTIONS (B), (H), AND (I) OF SECTION 58-27-2610 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO CERTAIN PROVISIONS FOR THE LEASE OF A RENEWABLE ELECTRIC GENERATION FACILITY; TO AMEND TITLE 58 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES, SERVICES, AND CARRIERS, BY ADDING CHAPTER 41, TO PROVIDE REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEEDINGS BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FOR ELECTRICAL UTILITIES' AVOIDED COST METHODOLOGIES, STANDARD OFFERS, FORM CONTRACTS, AND COMMITMENT TO SELL FORMS, TO ESTABLISH VOLUNTARY RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAMS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAM PLANS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-37-40 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE ADOPTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND DEMAND RESPONSE IN INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANS AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-110 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY, TO PROVIDE FOR A PROCUREMENT PROCESS OVERSEEN BY AN INDEPENDENT EVALUATOR CHOSEN BY THE OFFICE OF REGULATORY STAFF FOR THE SELECTION OF A MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION; TO AMEND SECTION 58-33-140(1) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PARTIES TO CERTIFICATION PROCEEDINGS, TO INCLUDE ANY INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCER THAT IS PROPOSING AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE MAJOR UTILITY FACILITY AS A PARTY TO A CERTIFICATION PROCEEDING; TO AMEND SECTION 58-27-460 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE PROMULGATION OF STANDARDS FOR THE INTERCONNECTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE STANDARDS FOR THE INTERCONNECTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES AND OTHER NONUTILITY-OWNED GENERATION WITH A GENERATION CAPACITY OF SEVENTY-FIVE MEGAWATTS OR LESS TO AN ELECTRICAL UTILITY'S DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERCONNECTION STANDARDS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES; AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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01/08/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 186)
01/08/19Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 186)
02/07/19Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Massey, Sabb, Climer



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