Bill Text: TX SB2232 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to a study of the elimination of the effects of federal renewable energy subsidies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-08 - Left pending in committee [SB2232 Detail]

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  2019S0374-1 03/06/19
 
  By: Hancock S.B. No. 2232
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a study of the elimination of the effects of renewable
  energy subsidies.
         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.  ELIMINATING EFFECTS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
  SUBSIDIES. (a)  The commission shall identify and study the
  effects that renewable energy subsidies have on pricing,
  reliability, and efficiency of the electric power market in the
  ERCOT power region. The commission shall request comments from
  interested parties and the independent organization certified for
  ERCOT as part of the study.
         (b)  The scope of the study under this section must include
  peak price formation, negative pricing, ancillary services,
  congestion, reserve margins, and transmission and distribution
  costs. 
         (c)  The commission shall include in a report required by
  Section 31.003 the results of the study and a description of any
  proposed rules to address the findings of the study.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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