Bill Text: TX HB2861 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the exclusion of certain medical facilities from load shedding participation during a rolling blackout.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-03-18 - Referred to State Affairs [HB2861 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2861-Introduced.html
  87R11597 JXC-D
 
  By: Bucy H.B. No. 2861
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the exclusion of certain medical facilities from load
  shedding participation during a rolling blackout.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 38, Utilities Code, is
  amended by adding Section 38.0722 to read as follows:
         Sec. 38.0722.  EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN MEDICAL FACILITIES FROM
  ROLLING BLACKOUT. The commission by rule shall require each
  electric utility, municipally owned utility, and electric
  cooperative to exclude any circuits that provide power to a
  facility that treats patients with end stage renal disease from
  participation in the utility's or cooperative's attempt to shed
  load in response to a rolling blackout initiated by an independent
  organization certified under Section 39.151 or another reliability
  council or power pool in which the utility or cooperative operates.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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