Maine LD 589: An Act To Increase the Beneficial Reuse of Waste Materials and To Promote Community-based Renewable Energy

LD 589 (subjects: WASTES , RECYCLING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=589&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Thomas Saviello of Franklin: (R – District 17) — e-mail

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 Senate Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator SAVIELLO of Franklin REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/5/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-164) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-164) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/4/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-164).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 589 as originally introduced. L.D. 589 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-164) .

An Act To Increase the Beneficial Reuse of Waste Materials and To Promote Community-based Renewable Energy

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA 3210, sub- 2, B-3, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 542, 3, is amended to read:

B-3. “Renewable capacity resource” means a source of electrical generation:

(1) Whose total power production capacity does not exceed 100 megawatts and relies on one or more of the following:

(a) Fuel cells;

(b) Tidal power;

(c) Solar arrays and installations;

(d) Geothermal installations;

(e) Hydroelectric generators that meet all state and federal fish passage requirements applicable to the generator; or

(f) Biomass generators that are fueled by wood or wood waste, landfill gas or anaerobic digestion of agricultural products, by-products or wastes; or

(2) That relies on wind power installations.

Sec. 2. 35-A MRSA 3602, sub- 3-A is enacted to read:

3-A. Net generating capacity. “Net generating capacity” means the output of a generating facility delivered to the transmission and distribution utility system excluding any generation consumed by the generator for internal or on-site use.

Sec. 3. 35-A MRSA 3603, sub- 2, A and B, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 329, Pt. A, 4, are amended to read:

A. The installed net generating capacity of a program participant may not exceed 10 megawatts.
B. The total installed net generating capacity of all program participants combined may not exceed 50 megawatts.

Sec. 4. Community-based renewable energy pilot program projects. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 35-A, section 3609, a community-based renewable energy project that has been certified by the Public Utilities Commission by December 31, 2015 as a program participant under the community-based renewable energy pilot program established in Title 35-A, section 3603 remains authorized to operate as a program participant as long as the program participant continues to take reasonable steps to develop and operate the project as determined by the commission.

summary

This bill allows biomass generators that are fueled by any type of anaerobic digestion, instead of anaerobic digestion of agricultural products, by-products and wastes only, as a new renewable capacity resource under the electricity generation supply source portfolio requirements.

The bill specifies that the basis to be used for determining capacity under the community-based renewable energy pilot program is net generating capacity, rather than installed generating capacity. It also provides that projects authorized and certified by the Public Utilities Commission before December 31, 2015 retain those approvals as long as the project continues to develop and operate.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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