Bill Text: NJ S2852 | 2022-2023 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Excludes electricity supplied to recycled materials manufacturing facilities from renewable energy portfolio standards.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-06-29 - Substituted by A4254 [S2852 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2022-S2852-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 2852

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 14, 2022

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.

District 18 (Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Excludes electricity supplied to recycled materials manufacturing facilities from renewable energy portfolio standards.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning electricity sold to recycled material manufacturing facilities, and supplementing P.L.1999, c.23 (C.48:3-49 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  a.  As used in this section:

     "Recycled materials" means any item or commodity which is manufactured or produced in whole or in part from post-consumer waste material. 

     "Recycled materials manufacturing facility" means a facility that:  (1) receives service under an electric public utility rate at or above 110 kilovolts delivery; (2) manufactures products made from recycled materials, provided that not less than 90 percent of the content of such products manufactured in the State meet the definition of recycled materials; and (3) employs not less than 200 employees in the State.

     b.  (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 38 of P.L.1999, c.23 (C.48:3-87), or any rule, regulation, or board order adopted pursuant thereto, to the contrary, an electric power supplier or basic generation service provider shall be exempt from all renewable energy portfolio standards obligations, including Class I RECs, Class II RECs, S RECs, ORECs, or any other RECs, established pursuant to section 38 of P.L.1999, c.23 (C.48:3-87) or any other subsequent law, and any rule, regulation, or board order adopted pursuant thereto, for all kilowatt hours of electricity supplied by such electric power supplier or basic generation service provider to a recycled materials manufacturing facility. 

     A recycled materials manufacturing facility shall not be required to pay any charges designed to offset any renewable energy portfolio standards obligation of its electric power supplier or basic generation service provider, including Class I RECs, Class II RECs, SRECs, ORECs, or any other RECS. 

     (2) For each electric power supplier or basic generation service provider requesting the exemption established by paragraph (1) of this subsection, the kilowatt hours of electricity sold to recycled materials manufacturing facilities shall be subtracted from the total kilowatt hours of electricity supplied to all customers in the State by that electric power supplier or basic generation service provider during that energy year such that the reduced total retail sales number shall be used to calculate the renewable energy portfolio standards obligation for each energy year. 

     (3) Each recycled materials manufacturing facility shall provide its electric power supplier or basic generation provider with (a) documentation establishing that it meets the definition of a recycled materials manufacturing facility, and (b) a sworn affidavit which certifies the number of kilowatt hours of electricity that the electric power supplier or basic generation provider sold to that recycled materials manufacturing facility during that energy year.  

     (4) At the end of each energy year, each electric power supplier or basic generation supplier shall (a) submit to the board the sworn affidavit received from each recycled materials manufacturing facility pursuant to paragraph (3) of this subsection, and (b) provide this information on the Retail Sales Adjustment Form that every electric power supplier and basic generation provider is required to submit to the board at the end of each energy year.

     (5) The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all electricity sold to recycled materials manufacturing facilities beginning on January 1, 2022.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill would revise the applicability of certain provisions of the "Electric Discount and Energy Competition Act," P.L.1999, c.23 (C.48:3-49 et al.), concerning energy sold to recycled materials manufacturing facilities.

     The bill provides that an electric power supplier or basic generation service provider would be exempt from all current and future renewable energy portfolio standards obligations, including Class I RECs, Class II RECs, SRECs, ORECs, or any other RECs, established pursuant to section 38 of P.L.1999, c.23 (C.48:3-87) or any other subsequent law, and any rule, regulation, or board order adopted pursuant thereto, for the amount of kilowatt hours of electricity supplied by that electric power supplier or basic generation service provider to a recycled materials manufacturing facility.  The bill also specifies that a recycled materials manufacturing facility would not be required to pay any charges designed to offset any renewable energy portfolio standards obligation of its electric power supplier or basic generation service provider.  The provisions of the bill would apply to all electricity sold to recycled materials manufacturing facilities beginning on January 1, 2022.

     The bill defines "recycled materials manufacturing facility" as a facility that:  (1) receives service under an electric public utility rate at or above 110 kilovolts delivery; (2) manufactures products made from recycled materials, provided however, that not less than 90 percent of the content of such products produced in this State meet the definition of recycled materials; and (3) employs not less than 200 employees in this State.  "Recycled materials" means any item or commodity which is manufactured or produced in whole or in part from post-consumer waste material. 

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