Florida Senate - 2012 SB 696
By Senator Bennett
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to customer-owned renewable
3 generation; amending s. 366.91, F.S.; revising the
4 definition of the term “customer-owned renewable
5 generation”; allowing a customer of a public utility
6 who installs customer-owned renewable generation to
7 sell renewable energy to a tenant of the customer
8 owned property and to separately bill the tenant;
9 requiring that the Florida Public Service Commission
10 adopt rules; allowing a customer of a municipal
11 electric utility or rural electric cooperative who
12 installs customer-owned renewable generation to sell
13 renewable energy to a tenant of the customer-owned
14 property and to separately bill the tenant; providing
15 an effective date.
17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
19 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) and subsections
20 (5) and (6) of section 366.91, Florida Statutes, are amended to
22 366.91 Renewable energy.—
23 (2) As used in this section, the term:
24 (b) “Customer-owned renewable generation” means an electric
25 generating system located on a customer’s premises which
26 primarily intended to offset part or all of the customer’s
27 electricity requirements with renewable energy. The customer’s
28 electricity requirements for renewable energy may include
29 sufficient generation for use by the customer’s tenants on the
30 customer’s premises served by the renewable generation.
31 (5)(a) On or before January 1, 2009, Each public utility
32 shall develop a standardized interconnection agreement and net
33 metering program for customer-owned renewable generation.
34 (b) A customer of a public utility who installs customer
35 owned renewable generation to serve customer-owned property that
36 is occupied by a tenant may sell the generated renewable energy
37 to the tenant of the customer-owned property and separately bill
38 the tenant for the electricity sold.
39 (c) The commission shall adopt rules to administer this
40 section and shall establish requirements relating to the
41 expedited interconnection and net metering of customer-owned
42 renewable generation by public utilities and may adopt rules to
43 administer this section.
44 (6)(a) On or before July 1, 2009, Each municipal electric
45 utility and each rural electric cooperative that sells
46 electricity at retail shall develop a standardized
47 interconnection agreement and net metering program for customer
48 owned renewable generation.
49 (b) A customer of a municipal electric utility or a rural
50 electric cooperative who installs customer-owned renewable
51 generation to serve customer-owned property that is occupied by
52 a tenant may sell the generated renewable energy to the tenant
53 of the customer-owned property and separately bill the tenant
54 for the electricity sold.
55 (c) Each governing authority shall establish requirements
56 relating to the expedited interconnection and net metering of
57 customer-owned renewable generation.
58 (d) By April 1 of each year, each municipal electric
59 utility and rural electric cooperative utility serving retail
60 customers shall file a report with the commission detailing
61 customer participation in the interconnection and net metering
62 program, including, but not limited to, the number and total
63 capacity of interconnected generating systems and the total
64 energy net metered in the previous year.
65 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.