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Authorize Utility Community Collaboration Contract

Concerning authorization for an investor-owned utility to enter into a collaboration agreement with a community, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Local Government
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill authorizes the creation of an energy and innovation collaboration agreement between an investor-owned utility and the government of a city, county, town, or city and county served by that utility. The agreement is subject to approval by the public utilities commission, which is directed to ensure that safe and reliable service is maintained and that the utility's costs of complying with the agreement are paid for by the community and not imposed on other customers of the utility.

Section 2 increases the allowable size of a community solar garden from 2 megawatts to 5 megawatts.

Section 3 appropriates $67,498 to the public utilities commission from the public utilities commission fixed utilities fund for purposes of implementing the bill.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. K. Becker
Sen. J. Cooke



Rep. M. Gray, Rep. C. Hansen, Rep. D. Pabon, Rep. P. Rosenthal, Rep. F. Winter, Rep. D. Young

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details