Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 1024
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: NC/2R          .                                
             03/04/2022 02:39 PM       .                                

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 30 - 110
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (5) of section 366.91,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         366.91 Renewable energy.—
    8         (1) The Legislature finds that:
    9         (a) It is in the public interest to continue promote the
   10  development of renewable energy resources in this state in a
   11  manner that is fair and equitable to all public utility
   12  customers. Renewable energy resources have the potential to help
   13  diversify fuel types to meet Florida’s growing dependency on
   14  natural gas for electric production, minimize the volatility of
   15  fuel costs, encourage investment within the state, improve
   16  environmental conditions, and make Florida a leader in new and
   17  innovative technologies. The development and maturation of the
   18  solar energy industry, the substantial decline in the cost of
   19  solar panels, and the increase in customer-owned or -leased
   20  renewable generation support the redesign of net metering by the
   21  commission.
   22         (b)Customer-owned or -leased renewable generation is not
   23  available to many public utility customers who lack the
   24  financial resources to purchase or lease rooftop solar panels or
   25  who reside in multitenant buildings. The substantial growth of
   26  customer-owned or -leased renewable generation has resulted in
   27  increased cross-subsidization of the cost of electric service
   28  onto the public utility’s general body of ratepayers. Therefore,
   29  the redesigned net metering rate structures required in
   30  paragraph (5)(d) must ensure that public utility customers who
   31  own or lease renewable generation pay reasonable costs of
   32  electric service and are not cross-subsidized by the public
   33  utility’s general body of ratepayers.
   34         (5)(a)On or before January 1, 2009, Each public utility
   35  shall develop a standard standardized interconnection agreement
   36  and net metering program for customer-owned or -leased renewable
   37  generation. The commission shall establish requirements relating
   38  to the expedited interconnection and net metering of customer
   39  owned or -leased renewable generation by public utilities and
   40  shall may adopt new rules to administer this section.
   41         (b)Effective January 1, 2024, public utility net metering
   42  programs for customer-owned or -leased renewable generation must
   43  provide that:
   44         1.Public utility customers owning or leasing renewable
   45  generation pay reasonable costs of electric service and are not
   46  subsidized by the public utility’s general body of ratepayers;
   47  and
   48         2.All energy delivered by the public utility is purchased
   49  at the public utility’s applicable retail rate and that all
   50  energy delivered by the customer-owned or -leased renewable
   51  generation to the public utility is credited to the customer at
   52  75 percent of the public utility’s retail rate.
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   55  And the title is amended as follows:
   56         Delete lines 3 - 5
   57  and insert:
   58         amending s. 366.91, F.S.;