AB 719, as amended, Roger Hernández. Energy: energy efficiency.
Under the Public Utilities Act
begin delete (the act),end delete the Public Utilities Commission begin delete (PUC)end delete has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. The act requires the commission to review and adopt a procurement plan for each electrical corporation in accordance with specified elements, incentive mechanisms, and objectives. The act requires that an electrical corporation’s proposed procurement plan include certain elements, including a showing that the electrical
corporation will first meet its unmet needs through all available energy efficiency and demand-reduction resources that are cost effective, reliable, and feasible. Existing law requires the PUC, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, to identify all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity efficiency savings and establish efficiency targets. A violation of the act is a crime.
This bill would require
begin delete an electrical corporation as part of the above-described energy efficiency targets to replace low-efficiency light bulbs with high-efficiency light bulbs in street light poles that the electrical corporation owns, at the same rate as the city, county, or city and county in which any of the electrical corporation’s street light poles are located or at the highest rate of an adjacent city or county if the street light poles are located in a city or county that does not own any street light polesend delete. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature that begin delete this program be funded through existing collection mechanisms, and that the implementation of this program not result in an increase in any amount collectedend delete.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 384.5 is added to the Public Utilities
2Code, to read:
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that
begin delete the program
4created by this section be funded through existing collection
5mechanisms for the purposes of achieving cost-effective electricity
6savings and establishing energy efficiency targets, and that the
7implementation of this program not result in an increase in any
8amount collected for these purposes.end delete
14(b) As part of the energy efficiency targets created pursuant to
15Section 454.55, an electrical corporation shall, for street light poles
16the electrical corporation owns, implement a program targeting
17the replacement of low-efficiency light bulbs with high-efficiency
P3 1(c) (1) For street light poles owned
by an electrical corporation,
2the electrical corporation shall install high-efficiency light bulbs
3in those street light poles at the same rate that the city, county, or
4city and county in which those street light poles are located has
5installed high-efficiency light bulbs.
6(2) For street light poles located in a city, county, or city and
7county that do not own any street lighting infrastructure, the
8electrical corporation shall install high-efficiency light bulbs in
9those street light poles owned by the electrical corporation at the
10rate of installation of an adjacent city or county with the highest
11rate of installation.
28 For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
29the following meanings:
30(1) “Electrical corporation” means an electrical
31defined in Section 218, with at least 100,000 service connections
33(2) “Street light pole” means a pole, arm, or fixture used
34primarily for street, pedestrian, or security lighting.
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
36Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
37the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
38district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
39infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
40for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of
P4 1the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within
2the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California