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HOUSE BILL NO. 241

INTRODUCED BY A. OLSEN

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REQUIRING PUBLIC UTILITIES TO DEVELOP A PLAN ARTICULATING OPTIONS, TIMELINES, AND CHALLENGES FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY; REQUIRING THE ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTERIM COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE PLANS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:

 

     NEW SECTION.  Section 1.  Public utility 100% renewable planning. (1) On or before May 30, 2020, a public utility as defined in 69-3-2003 shall develop a plan that outlines options, timelines, and challenges for procuring 100% of the utility's retail sales of energy in Montana from renewable resources. The plan may include options for the use of hydroelectric resources.

     (2) (a) A public utility shall submit its plan on or before June 1, 2020, to the energy and telecommunications interim committee provided for in 5-5-230.

     (b) The energy and telecommunications interim committee shall:

     (i) review the plans;

     (ii) invite public comment on the plans; and

     (iii) submit recommendations, if any, to the 67th legislature necessary to address the options, timelines, or challenges outlined in the plans.

 

     NEW SECTION.  Section 2.  Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.

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