Senate Bill 100

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Last Action received in Senate
Title AN ACT relating to net metering.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1818
Sponsors B. Smith, M. Castlen
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 278.465 to increase the maximum capacity for an eligible electric generating facility to 45 kilowatts and to redefine "net metering"; amend KRS 278.466 to require the Public Service Commission to set the compensation rate for eligible customer-generators according to the ratemaking process in KRS Chapter 278; specify that the ratemaking process to set the amount of compensation for electricity produced by eligible customer-generators be initiated by a retail electric supplier or generation and transmission cooperative on behalf of one or more retail electric suppliers; prohibit eligible customer-generators who close their net metering accounts from receiving any cash refund for accumulated excess generation credits; require the net metering tariff provisions for eligible customer-generators in place when they started taking net metering service to remain in effect for 25-years for eligible generating facilities, including the one-to-one kilowatt-hour denominated credit provided for electricity fed into the grid; specify that eligible customer-generators shall be subject to all changes in energy rates, rate structures, and monthly charges as nonparticipating customers during that 25 year period; specify that eligible customer-generator installations are transferable to other persons at the same premises; amend KRS 278.467 to conform; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2020.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities
Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 6
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/11/19
  • introduced in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
02/12/19
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
02/13/19
  • reported favorably, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • 3rd reading, passed 23-12
  • floor amendment (1) filed
  • received in House
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
  • posting waived
  • posted in committee
02/14/19
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 15, 2019
  • floor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) filed
02/15/19
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (4) defeated
  • passed 71-24 with floor amendment (1)
  • received in Senate

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Thomas
Summary Remove references to dollar values relating to compensation to eligible customer-generators; require the Public Service Commission to consider costs and benefits to other customers and retail electric suppliers resulting from excess generation from eligible customer-generators; remove changes that would have taken away the Public Service Commission's discretion to allow for net metering after the cumulative generating capacity of net metering systems reaches one percent of a single supplier's single hour peak load; allow retail solar installer organizations and customer generator organizations to intervene in rate cases to set the compensation rate for excess generation from eligible customer-generators; remove language that would allow retail electric suppliers to implement rates to recover from eligible customer-generators for fixed and demand-based costs that may be different than for similarly situated customer classes.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. DuPlessis
Summary Remove and replace Sections 1 and 2 of the Act to make the following changes: allow eligible electric generating facilities to include energy storage and leased systems; only allow a distribution cooperative's net metering rates to be modified upon petition to the Public Service Commission by its respective generation and transmission cooperative; require the proceeding to be initiated within one year of the effective date of the Act; allow the Public Service Commission to set the net metering compensation rate by one administrative case; require net metering rates set by the Public Service Commission to remain in effect for five years, unless resource price volatility exceeds 10% in a year; allow the Kentucky Solar Industry Association or equivalent retail solar installer organization to intervene in a ratemaking case setting the net metering compensation rate; require the Public Service Commission to determine a just and reasonable netting interval when establishing a successor net metering tariff; require the Public Service Commission to consider quantifiable benefits when determining the net metering compensation rate; allow eligible electric generating facilities who begin taking service after the successor net metering tariff but prior to December 31, 2024, to be eligible for the grandfathered net metering rate until December 31, 2034.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor A. Hatton
Summary Require consideration of benefits of customer generators to the retail electric supplier and customers of the rate class when retail electric supplier seeks recovery through customer rates; prescribe certain benefits to be examined by the Public Service Commission in cost benefit analysis when a retail electric supplier seeks rate recovery.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor C. Stevenson
Summary Delete subsection 5 of Section 2; renumber subsections in Section 2.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor C. Booker
Summary Restore kilowatt credits set by the commission for excess electricity rather than dollar denominated credits; remove all dollar and monetized denomination of credits.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor M. Cantrell
Summary Remove and replace Section 2 of the Act to make the following changes: revert to existing language regarding the one percent cap on cumulative generating capacity of net metering systems; remove references to dollar-denominated compensation for excess generation from eligible electric generating facilities; provide for a bill credit expressed in kilowatt hours.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor J. Raymond
Summary Remove the one percent hard cap from participating eligible customer generators doing net metering.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Delayed - Net metering, compensation ratemaking changes, effective January 1, 2020
Energy - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Energy - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Environment and Conservation - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Public Utilities - Maintenance of current net metering rates, 25 years from initial compensation rate change
Public Utilities - Net metering compensation rate, Public Service Commission, ratemaking process
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, net metering ratemaking process, initiated by utilities

Last updated: 2/15/2019 5:49 PM (EST)