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CA SB 1062

Title: Energy: conversion of biomass energy generation facilities.
Author: Brian Dwain Dahle

Summary
SB 1062, as amended, Dahle. Energy: conversion of biomass energy generation facilities. Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission to direct electrical corporations to collectively procure at least 250 megawatts of cumulative rated generation capacity from developers of bioenergy projects that commence operation on or after June 1, 2013, as provided.This bill would require the Department of Conservation to develop the Biomass Technology Transition Program to support the conversion of energy generation facilities using biomass and traditional combustion technologies to newer advanced bioenergy technology facilities that result in reductions in the emissions of criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases. The bill would require the department, on or before December 1, 2025, to identify generation facilities with a generation capacity of 10 megawatts or greater that uses, or are in the process of recommissioning or the redevelopment of those facilities to use, any type of clean woody biomass and the operators of those facilities have demonstrated to the department their sincere interest, to the satisfaction of the department, in converting the facilities to advanced bioenergy technologies that result in a reduction in emissions of criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases. The bill would require the department to request the relevant local air pollution control district or air quality management district to provide information for each identified generation facility about best available control technologies, and other potential advanced emission control technologies, that would be required if the generation facility requests a permit, as provided. The bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2032, to establish a grant program to support the distribution of advanced bioenergy technologies from those identified generation facilities that meet certain requirements.The bill would require electrical corporations with 100,000 or more connections and local publicly owned electric utilities with 100,000 or more connections to collectively procure, through financial commitments of 15 years, 125 megawatts of cumulative rated generation capacity from those facilities identified by the department that receive applicable air permits from the relevant air district, develop business plans, and commit to the conversion of the generation facilities to advanced bioenergy technology facilities, as provided. By imposing additional requirements on local publicly owned electric utilities, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would prohibit the financial commitments from extending beyond January 1, 2041, and authorize a financial commitment to be terminated early if the facility has converted to an advanced bioenergy technology facility that does not produce electricity, as provided.Under existing law, a violation of the Public Utilities Act or an order, decision, rule, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission is a crime.Because certain provisions of the bill would be a part of the act and a violation of a commission action implementing requirements of the bill would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for specified reasons.

Status
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (April 16). Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1062 - 04/03/24 - Amended Senate
04/03/24 - CA SB 1062 (04/03/24 - Amended Senate)


CA SB 1062 - 03/20/24 - Amended Senate
03/20/24 - CA SB 1062 (03/20/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1062 - 02/08/24 - Introduced
02/08/24 - CA SB 1062 (02/08/24 - Introduced)

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  • Brian Dahle - R
    Senator - State Senate - CA

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