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AB 803 (Quirk) Energy: low-income energy-efficiency programs

Position:Watch
Status:Policy Committees
Summary:

Existing law requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish programs to assist low-income electric and gas customers.  Existing law requires the commission, not less often than every 3rd year, to conduct an assessment of the needs of low-income electricity and gas ratepayers.  This bill would require the commission to conduct the assessment not less often than every 5th year, instead of every 3rd year. The bill would require the assessment to consider whether available technologies, in combination with existing programs, adequately address those low-income electricity and gas customers’ concerns.

The bill would require the assessment to measure the overall participation rates of low-income electricity and gas customers in existing low-income programs for which they are eligible, and would set a goal of 90% participation by those customers in those programs.  Existing law requires the commission to, by not later than December 31, 2020, ensure that all eligible low-income electricity and gas customers are given the opportunity to participate in low-income energy efficiency programs.  This bill would require the commission to do that upon the effective date of the bill.

 

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Last Updated:April 12, 2017