SB 723, as amended, Pavley. Energy efficiency: United States Armed Forces bases and facilities.
Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations and gas corporations, as defined. The Public Utilities Act requires the Public Utilities 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 Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, to identify all potentially achievable cost-effective electricity efficiency savings, and to establish efficiency targets for electrical corporations to achieve pursuant to their procurement plan.
The act requires the Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, to identify all potentially achievable cost-effective natural gas efficiency savings and to establish efficiency targets for gas corporations to achieve, and requires that a gas corporation first meet its unmet resource needs through all available gas efficiency and demand reduction resources that are cost effective, reliable, and feasible.
This bill would require the Public Utilities
begin delete Commission to encourage electrical corporations and gas corporations to expedite implementation of energy efficiency measures and enable the achievement of additional energy goalsend delete at United States Armed Forces bases and facilities.
This bill would require the Public Utilities Commission to approve financial incentives for energy efficiency
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at Armed Forces bases and facilities through existing energy efficiency programs administered by electrical corporations and gas corporations. Because a violation of an order or a direction of the commission is a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
This bill would repeal the
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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:
The Legislature finds and declares all of the
3(a) The United States Armed Forces, as the nation’s largest
4energy users, are required to comply with laws enacted by
5Congress, executive orders, and goals established by military
P3 1leaders, including requirements for 3 percent annual reductions in
2facility energy intensity, which is measured by energy used per
3gross square foot.
4(b) The United States Armed Forces are reducing energy demand
5through conservation and efficiency. The United States Armed
6Forces are improving the efficiency of their existing buildings
7through retrofitting, including the use of advanced lighting, heating,
8ventilation, and air-conditioning technologies.
9(c) The United States
Armed Forces facilities have leveraged
10the energy efficiency programs of electrical corporations and gas
11corporations and have used turnkey contracts to facilitate energy
12efficiency upgrades while bundling energy and water efficiency,
13demand response, and distributed generation.
14(d) Additional energy efficiency incentives to assist the United
15States Armed Forces to perform energy efficiency projects will
16help in meeting the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Section 454.57 is added to the Public Utilities Code,
(a) For the purposes of this section, “Armed Forces
28bases and facilities” are those establishments under the jurisdiction
29of the United States Armed Forces that are classified in Code
30928110 of the North American Industry System and paragraph (4)
31of subsection (a) of Section 101 of Title 10 of the United States
3(b) Armedend delete
4 Forces bases and
5facilities shall be eligible to calculate their energy efficiency
6savings by comparing the facilities’ existing energy usage, as a
7whole, with the facilities’ projected energy usage that would be
8achieved from the implementation of the energy efficiency
10(c) Through an existing or new proceeding, the commission, in
11consultation with the Energy Commission and the United States
12Armed Forces, shall encourage electrical corporations and gas
13corporations, using existing military contracting procedures or
14new partnerships with the federal government, to expedite the
15implementation of energy efficiency measures and shall enable
16the achievement of additional energy goals, for example,
17microgrids, demand response, self-generation, and energy storage,
18at Armed Forces bases and facilities.
19(d) The commission shall approve financial incentives for energy
begin delete upgradesend delete at Armed Forces bases and facilities through existing
22energy efficiency programs administered by electrical corporations
23and gas corporations.
24(e) To the extent that the commission finds that funds in addition
25to funds collected from ratepayers are needed to achieve energy
26efficiency saving goals in Armed Forces bases and facilities, the
27commission, in consultation with the Energy Commission and the
28United States Armed Forces, shall identify other potential sources
29of funding to supplement funds collected from ratepayers to
30achieve those savings goals.
36(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
372020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
38that is enacted before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.
No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
40Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
P5 1the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
2district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
3infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
4for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of
5the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within
6the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California