New energy in advancing solar bill
September 11, 2013
A bill recharging California’s renewable energy plans is expected to skip through the state Assembly and make it to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature. (San Francisco Chronicle)
The measure by Assemblyman Henry Perea (D-Fresno) is considered the most significant energy bill to to emerge from lawmakers’ chambers this year.
More people could receive compensation for excess electricity produced, and there will be an expansion of the authority of the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to require more renewable power production by utility companies. The bill also calls for reform of metering standards used to measure solar consumers/producers’ net usage.