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S.F. No. 100 - Energy Storage Systems (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator David J. Osmek
Prepared By: Carlon D. Fontaine, Senate Counsel (651/296-4395)
Date: January 17, 2019


Section 1. Energy storage system pilot projects. Allows a public utility to petition the Public Utilities Commission to recover costs associated with implementation of an energy storage system pilot project.

Section 2.  Definitions. Provides a definition for “energy storage system” within the resource planning statute.

Section 3.  Energy storage systems assessment. Requires investor-owned utilities to include an assessment of energy storage systems in any integrated resource plan or plan modification filed by an investor-owned utility. Provides considerations for the Public Utilities Commission in approving a plan with respect to an energy storage system assessment submitted by an investor-owned utility.

Section 4. Cost-benefit analysis of energy storage systems. Requires the commissioner of commerce to contract with an independent consultant selected through a request for proposal process to produce a report analyzing the potential costs and benefits of energy storage systems. Requires the study to be submitted to the Legislature by December 31, 2019.

Section 5.  Appropriation.  Appropriates $150,000 in fiscal year 2020 from the renewable development account for the energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis in section 4.


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