LD 952 LR 1065(03)
An Act to Create a 21st-Century Electric Grid
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - Federal Expenditures Fund
Potential current biennium cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill directs the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) to hire a third-party consultant to conduct a two-part study related to a distribution system operator (DSO) to oversee integrated system planning for all electric grids. The initial portion of the study is to determine if a DSO could achieve certain objectives. If yes, the second part of the study would be to design a proposal for implementation. The GEO is required to obtain any available federal funding first for the cost of the consulting services, but allows the GEO to request up to $300,000 from the Public Utilities Commission Reimbursement Fund if no federal funding is secured.