Bill Text: TX HB2359 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to energy efficiency goals for electric utilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-15 - Referred to State Affairs [HB2359 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2359-Introduced.html
  87R1177 JXC-F
 
  By: Reynolds H.B. No. 2359
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to energy efficiency goals for electric utilities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 39.905, Utilities Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (a-1) and (a-2) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  In addition to meeting the demand goals provided by
  Subsection (a), each electric utility shall also meet an annual
  energy savings goal of:
               (1)  one-fourth of one percent annual energy savings in
  the 2022 calendar year;
               (2)  one-half of one percent annual energy savings in
  the 2023 calendar year;
               (3)  three-fourths of one percent annual energy savings
  in the 2024 calendar year; and
               (4)  one percent annual energy savings beginning with
  the 2025 calendar year.
         (a-2)  The commission by rule shall provide a method to
  establish each utility's annual savings goal under Subsection
  (a-1). The method must be based on the existing and expected usage
  of electricity delivered in a utility's service area that is
  required to pay the annual energy efficiency cost recovery fee. In
  adopting rules, the commission may provide for cost caps for the
  implementation of Subsection (a-1) and provide good cause
  exceptions for a utility that is unable to meet the goal in a
  cost-effective manner.
         SECTION 2.  The Public Utility Commission of Texas shall
  adopt rules to implement the changes made by this Act to Section
  39.905, Utilities Code, not later than December 31, 2021.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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