Bill Text: TX SB1331 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to electric energy storage in the ERCOT power region.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-03-18 - Referred to Business & Commerce [SB1331 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1331-Introduced.html
  87R11115 CXP-D
 
  By: Hinojosa S.B. No. 1331
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to electric energy storage in the ERCOT power region.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 39, Utilities Code, is
  amended by adding Section 39.159 to read as follows:
         Sec. 39.159.  ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE IN ERCOT POWER REGION.
  Not later than June 1 of each year, the independent organization
  certified under Section 39.151 for the ERCOT power region shall:
               (1)  determine the 24-hour period of peak demand in the
  power region from the previous calendar year; and
               (2)  take measures to encourage the addition of
  electric energy storage in the power region as necessary to ensure
  that the amount of storage available can provide:
                     (A)  by December 31, 2022, at least 2 percent of
  the amount determined under Subdivision (1);
                     (B)  by December 31, 2023, at least 4 percent of
  the amount determined under Subdivision (1);
                     (C)  by December 31, 2024, at least 6 percent of
  the amount determined under Subdivision (1);
                     (D)  by December 31, 2025, at least 8 percent of
  the amount determined under Subdivision (1); and
                     (E)  by December 31, 2026, and December 31 of each
  subsequent year, at least 10 percent of the amount determined under
  Subdivision (1).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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