2004 Initiative Petitions Approved for Circulation in Missouri
2004-01 RE: Consumer Clean Energy Act
Contact Larry Rice at (573) 896-8912 for further information.
Petition sample form approved for circulation on December 9, 2002.
Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 20, 2002
OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY SECRETARY OF STATE
Shall Missouri statutes be amended so that a customer of a public utility may generate electricity from hydrogen fuel cells, solar cells, wind power generators, biomass generating, or any combination of the
same, and sell excess electricity back to the public utility at the same rate the customer is paying the public utility for electricity?
There appears to be no direct fiscal impact on state and local governments. The indirect fiscal impact on state and local governments, if any, is unknown.
FULL TEXT AS SUBMITTED BY PETITIONER
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
Section A. Chapter 640, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section to be know as section 640.887, to read as follows:
640.887 1. This section shall be known and may be cited as the “Consumer Clean Energy Act.”
2. Any customer of the public utility as the term ‘public utility’ is defined in 386.020 (42) RSMo, may generate electricity, introduce excess electricity to the public utility’s electrical distribution network, and receive the benefits of Net Metering from the public utility if the following conditions are met:
A. The customer generates electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell, from solar cells, from wind power generators, or from biomass generating or any combination of the foregoing methods of generating
B. The maximum capacity of the customer’s generating system is less
than 100 kilowatts.
C. The customer’s generating systems are located on property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the customer.
D. The customer’s electrical generating systems and their connection
to the public utility’s system meet the requirements and applicable
standards of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Underwiters Laboratory, and those reasonable requirements established by the Missouri Public Service Commission.
3. Net Metering shall mean that the public utility shall, for each
customer with an electrical generation system which satisfies the requirements of subsection 2 of this section and who has informed the public utility of his electrical generation system:
A. make available, at the public utilities expenses, a net metering unit or units, which measure the electricity provided the customer and the electricity which the customer has provided the utility;
B. bill the customer for the amount of electricity used by the customer in each regular billing cycle and give the customer credit for the electricity provided by the customer at the same rate the customer is paying the public utility;
C. make any payments due the customer within 35 days, at the
end of the regular billing period.
D. The public utility shall not require any customer with an electrical generating system, satisfying the requirements of subsection 2 of this section, to install additional controls, pay any fees, or conduct any tests.
E. The public utility shall, within 30 days of an application by a customer with an electrical generating system, in conformity with the requirements of subsection 2, give written permission for the customer to interconnect with the public utility’s electrical generation and distribution system and shall satisfy the requirement of this section.
4. The Missouri Public Service Commission, with the necessary approval of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, may promulgate regulations in accordance with the provisions of this section.