SB 1197 Small renewable energy projects; State Corporation Commission to review construction, etc.
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Summary as introduced:
Small renewable energy projects; State Corporation Commission jurisdiction. Restores the requirement for State Corporation Commission (SCC) review of the construction and operation of certain small renewable energy projects. In 2009, the General Assembly removed the requirement that the owner or operator of a small renewable energy project, defined as (i) an electrical generation facility with a rated capacity not exceeding 100 megawatts that generates electricity only from sunlight, wind, falling water, wave motion, tides, or geothermal power or (ii) an electrical generation facility with a rated capacity not exceeding 20 megawatts that generates electricity only from biomass or certain waste, obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity approval for the project from the SCC. This measure restores the requirement for those small renewable energy projects that either will disturb an area of 100 acres or more or are located within five miles of a boundary between the political subdivision in which such project is located and another locality.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101447D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101447D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/17  Senate: Assigned C&L sub: Renewable Energy
01/30/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)