as amended, Travis Allen. Energy:
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Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory jurisdiction over public utilities, including electrical corporations, as defined. Existing law permits a private energy producer, as defined, to generate electricity not generated from conventional sources, as
begin delete defined, solely for its own use or the use of its tenants, or generating electricity to or for any electrical corporation, heat corporation, state agency, city, county, district, or an association thereof, but not the public,end delete without becoming a public utility subject to the general jurisdiction of the commission.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to this provision.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
“Conventional power source” means power derived from
4nuclear energy or the operation of a hydropower facility greater
begin delete 30end delete megawatts or the combustion of fossil fuels, unless
6cogeneration technology, as defined in Section 25134 of the Public
7Resources Code, is employed in the production of
begin delete suchend delete power.
Section 2802 of the Public Utilities Code is
9amended to read:
“Private energy producer” includes every person,
11corporation, city, county, district, and public agency of the state
12generating or producing electricity not generated from conventional
13sources or natural gas for energy either directly or as a byproduct
14solely for its own use or the use of its tenants; or generating or
15producing electricity, or owning the means thereof, to or for any
16electrical corporation, heat corporation, state agency, city, county,
17district, or an association thereof, but not to or for the public for
18any other purpose. Notwithstanding any other law, a private energy
19producer shall not be found to be a public utility subject to the
20general jurisdiction of the commission solely because of conducting
21an activity authorized by this chapter.