HB 408/LM (BR 1493) - H. Moberly Jr., D. Horlander, M. Marzian, T. Riner, J. Wayne
AN ACT relating to energy.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 278 to define renewable forms of energy that may be used to satisfy requirements of a renewable energy portfolio standard and alternatives in the form of comprehensive low-income residential energy efficiency programs; set specific achievement goals for Kentucky retail electric service providers and city-owned or city-controlled municipal electric providers, beginning in calendar year 2012 at two percent of Kentucky retail sales or city-owned or city-controlled retail electric sales, and continuing to increase the required percentages of renewable energy or achieve incremental and cumulative electric energy savings from efficiency improvements every three years thereafter; beginning on January 1, 2013; require baseline and annual reports on the progress achieved in complying with the renewable energy portfolio standards or progress in complying with alternative requirements for comprehensive low-income residential energy efficiency programs from regulated retail electric service providers to the Public Service Commission; require similar baseline and annual reports from city-owned or city-controlled electric generators to the Environment and Public Protection Cabinet, beginning on January 1, 2013; provide for full cost recovery of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, subject to the commission's review and approval or; require retail electric providers and city-owned or city-controlled electric service providers to post the annual progress reports on their websites; require retail electric service providers to file renewable energy and energy efficiency implementation plans with the Public Service Commission by January 1, 2011, and biennially thereafter; require city-owned or city-controlled electric service providers to file renewable energy and energy efficiency implementation plans with the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet; beginning September 1, 2018 and every fifth year thereafter, require the commission to file a summary report on the status and extent of implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs with the Legislative Research Commission; beginning September 1, 2018, and every fifth year thereafter, require the PSC to produce, file, and present to a meeting of the Interim Joint Special Subcommittee on Energy a report describing the status of renewable energy in Kentucky, whether the renewable energy and energy programs have been cost-effective, the impact the programs have had on employment in Kentucky, and the impact of the programs on the cost of electricity in the state; require all retail electric suppliers to revise filed tariffs to incorporate the installation of load interrupters as a term of service for existing and new residential customers that utilize central air conditioning systems; require each retail electric supplier to report annually to the commission and to residential customers regarding the number of days during the previous year for which load interruption was utilized in order to moderate peak demand, the duration of each load interruption, and the avoided costs attributable to the management of peak demand by load interruption.
Feb 9-introduced in House
Feb 10-to Natural Resources & Environment (H)