H.R.4232 - Ratepayer Fairness Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] (Introduced 12/10/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/11/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4232 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/10/2015)
Ratepayer Fairness Act of 2015
This bill amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to require a state regulatory authority and a nonregulated electric utility (entities), to the extent that they allow electric utility rates to include charges that subsidize customer-side technology, to consider whether that subsidy would:
- result in benefits predominately enjoyed by only the users of the customer-side technology;
- shift costs of a customer-side technology to electricity consumers that do not use it, particularly in cases in which disparate economic or resource conditions exist among the electricity consumers cross-subsidizing the customer-side technology;
- negatively affect resource utilization, fuel diversity, grid reliability, or grid security;
- give any unfair competitive advantage to market the customer-side technology, including an analysis of whether a state regulatory authority has uncovered fraudulent customer-side technology marketing practices; and
- be necessary to fulfill an obligation to serve electric consumers.
The bill sets deadlines within which the entities must set a hearing date to consider and subsequently determine the subsidization of customer-side technology.