LD 1100 LR 1438(03)
An Act To Support the Continued Access to Solar Energy and Battery Storage by Maine Homes and Businesses
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-229)
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Other Special Revenue Funds $254,693 $0 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $254,693 $0 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to contract with an outside entity to evaluate near-term reforms to the State's interconnection standards, practices and procedures related to renewable capacity resources using solar power. The bill includes a one-time allocation of $254,693 for contracted services. The PUC is funded by an assessment set to produce sufficient revenue for the expenditures allocated by the Legislature for operating the PUC. The increased allocations in this bill require a corresponding increase in revenue from the assessment on electric transmission and distribution utilities.