H329 - Renewable Energy Amends. (SL 2019-132)
Session Year 2019
Overview: S.L. 2019-132 does all of the following:
- Adds a definition for "plug-in electric vehicle" to the Public Utilities Chapter of the General Statutes.
- Directs the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to adopt rules to establish a regulatory program to govern: the management of end-of-life photovoltaic (PV) modules and energy storage system batteries, including requirements for stewardship programs for the recycling of such equipment; and decommissioning of utility-scale solar projects and wind energy facilities. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is also directed to establish a stakeholder process to support development of the rules.
- Extends certain treatment given to small power producers that produce energy from swine and poultry waste to certain small hydroelectric power facilities, with respect to an exemption concerning capacity payments to small power producers under standard contracts.
This act became effective July 19, 2019.