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PRINTER'S NO. 1663
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1531
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY QUINN, JUNE 3, 2021
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS, JUNE 3, 2021
AN ACT
Amending Title 66 (Public Utilities) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in restructuring of electric utility
industry, providing for requisite procurement.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Title 66 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:
ยง 2816. Requisite procurement.
(a) Class I procurement.--In addition to existing Federal or
State obligations in existence on the effective date of this
section, an electric distribution company shall ensure that
electricity provided to all customers is attributable to Class I
sources in the following amounts:
(1) For June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, 0.75%.
(2) For June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, 1.5%.
(3) For June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024, 3%.
(4) For June 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025, 4.75%.
(5) For June 1, 2025, through May 31, 2026, 6%.
(6) For June 1, 2026, through May 31, 2027, 6.25%.
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(7) For June 1, 2027, through May 31, 2028, 6.45%.
(8) For June 1, 2028, through May 31, 2029, 6.7%.
(9) For June 1, 2029, and thereafter, 7%.
(b) Solar photovoltaic procurement.--In addition to Federal
or State obligations in existence on the effective date of this
section, an electric distribution company shall ensure that
electricity provided to all customers is attributable to
customer-generator solar photovoltaic technologies in the
following amounts:
(1) For June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, 0.2%.
(2) For June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, 0.45%.
(3) For June 1, 2023, through May 31, 2024, 0.7%.
(4) For June 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025, 0.9%.
(5) For June 1, 2025, through May 31, 2026, 1.1%.
(6) For June 1, 2026, through May 31, 2027, 1.35%.
(7) For June 1, 2027, through May 31, 2028, 1.6%.
(8) For June 1, 2028, through May 31, 2029, 1.8%.
(9) For June 1, 2029, and thereafter, 2%.
(c) Fulfillment.--The obligations under subsections (a) and
(b) shall be fulfilled using systems and methods in existence on
the effective date of this section for attributing credits for
State-mandated alternative energy requirements to facilitate
implementation of this section.
(d) Alternative compliance payment.--Beginning with
reporting year 2022, the alternative compliance payment required
for each megawatt hour of shortfall for the customer-generator
solar photovoltaic technologies specified under subsection (b)
and under the act of November 30, 2004 (P.L.1672, No.213), known
as the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, shall be the
following in each reporting year:
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(1) For reporting years 2022 through 2025, $125.
(2) For reporting years 2026 through 2029, $120.
(3) For reporting years 2030 through 2033, $115.
(4) For reporting year 2034, $100.
(5) An annually decreasing amount that is $5 less than
the previous reporting year starting in reporting year 2035
and culminating in $40 for reporting year 2046 and
thereafter.
(e) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
subsection unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Class I sources." Energy derived from:
(1) Solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy.
(2) Wind power.
(3) Low-impact hydropower.
(4) Geothermal energy.
(5) Biologically derived methane gas.
(6) Fuel cells.
(7) Biomass energy.
(8) Coal mine methane.
"Customer-generator." A nonutility owner or operator of a
net metered distributed generation system consisting of solar
photovoltaic technologies with a nameplate capacity of not
greater than 50 kilowatts if installed at a residential service
or not larger than 3,000 kilowatts at other customer service
locations. The term includes noncustomer-generator solar
photovoltaic technologies that were certified before June 1,
2021, and qualify to generate solar alternative energy credits
under the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act. The term
does not include customers whose systems are above three
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megawatts and up to five megawatts that make their systems
available to operate in parallel with the electric utility
during grid emergencies as defined by the regional transmission
organization or if a microgrid is in place for the primary or
secondary purpose of maintaining critical infrastructure,
including homeland security assignments, emergency services
facilities, hospitals, traffic signals, wastewater treatment
plants or telecommunications facilities, if technical rules for
operating generators interconnected with facilities of an
electric distribution company, electric cooperative or municipal
electric system have been promulgated by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the commission.
Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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