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Companion Texas Bills Filed Addressing End Of General Land Office Retail Power Program; REP Mandates

March 08,2019



SB 2116 has been filed in the Texas Senate by Sen. Kelly Hancock to terminate the authority of the Texas General Land Office to sell retail electricity (currently done via a contracted REP) under the State Power Program

The language of SB 2116 is substantially similar to the language of HB 2263, whose introduction was previously reported and detailed here


SB 2066 has been introduced into the Texas legislature relating to distributed generation, and would prohibit certain fees charged by retail electric providers

The language of SB 2066 is substantially similar to that of HB 2860, whose introduction was previously reported and detailed here

Like its companion bill, the newly filed SB 2066 provides that, "Except for a charge to recover a cost described by Subsection (e), an electric utility or a retail electric provider may not impose a rate or charge on a residential or small commercial customer or require a residential or small commercial customer to take service under a tariff or service plan that applies only to customers who have installed on-site distributed generation or energy storage resources."

The "cost described by Subsection (e)" above is any cost of an improvement to the distribution grid that must be made to allow the customer to install or expand existing on-site distributed generation or energy storage resources.

Like its companion bill, the newly filed SB 2066 provides that, "An electric utility or a retail electric provider may not charge a residential or small commercial customer a fee solely because the customer elects to discontinue service from the utility or provider."

SB 2066 also sets forth various disclosure requirements for PPAs and solar leases, similar to HB 2860, see our prior story here for details

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