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Change Due Dates For Electric Utility Transmission Plans

Concerning a change to the biennial filing date for rate-regulated electric utilities to submit their plans for transmission facilities to the public utilities commission, and, in connection therewith, deleting the requirement that the commission issue a final order within one hundred eighty days after an application for the construction or expansion of transmission facilities is filed.
2016 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

Legislation adopted in 2007 required rate-regulated electric utilities to conduct biennial reviews, on or before October 31 of each odd-numbered year, in which the utilities developed plans for transmitting electricity from geographic areas in which energy resources were likely to be available to where the electricity would be needed. The act preserves the requirement for biennial review but changes the due date for those reviews from October 31 to another date determined by the public utilities commission. The act also deletes existing requirements that:
  • Plans for acquisition and applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity be reviewed simultaneously by the commission; and
  • The commission issue an order approving or rejecting an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction or expansion of transmission facilities within 180 days.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/23/2016 Signed Act PDF
    03/15/2016 Final Act PDF
    03/08/2016 Rerevised PDF
    03/07/2016 Revised PDF
    02/09/2016 Reengrossed PDF
    02/08/2016 Engrossed PDF
    01/19/2016 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details