Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1238
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             04/28/2017 02:52 PM       .                                

       Senator Garcia moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 100 and 101
    4  insert:
    5         Section 3. Section 366.921, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         366.921Net metering for local governments.—
    8         (1)As used in this section, the term:
    9         (a)“Local government net metering program” means a billing
   10  program using a retail metering and billing methodology whereby
   11  a qualifying customer is allowed, at the customer’s option, to
   12  offset, by means of power generation, any electricity purchases
   13  from the utility for such customer’s retail metered locations
   14  within the service area of the utility. Such power generation
   15  need not occur at the same site as a location that receives an
   16  electricity offset, but such power generation must occur within
   17  the service area of the utility.
   18         (b)“Qualifying customer” means a local governmental entity
   19  in this state which owns a waste-to-energy facility.
   20         (2)In order for a utility to qualify for cost recovery by
   21  adjustment clause for gas reserve investments referenced in s.
   22  366.04(2)(d), the utility must have one or more qualifying
   23  customers participating in its local government net metering
   24  program.
   25         (3)By January 1, 2018, each public utility must develop a
   26  local government net metering program.
   27         (4)The commission may adopt rules to administer this
   28  section, but may not limit:
   29         (a)The amount of energy, energy capacity, energy demand,
   30  or energy needs eligible for net metering under this section.
   31         (b)The number or locations of the meters selected by the
   32  qualifying customer to be net metered under this section.
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   35  And the title is amended as follows:
   36         Delete line 21
   37  and insert:
   38         analysis of projects; creating s. 366.921, F.S.;
   39         defining terms; requiring a utility, in order to
   40         qualify for certain cost recovery for gas reserve
   41         investments, to have one or more local governmental
   42         entities that own waste-to-energy facilities
   43         participating in its net metering program; requiring
   44         public utilities to create a local government net
   45         metering program by a certain date; authorizing the
   46         commission to adopt rules, subject to specified
   47         limitations; providing an effective date.