H.R.1572 - Ratepayer Fairness Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 03/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1572 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/16/2017)
Ratepayer Fairness Act of 2017
This bill amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to require a state regulatory authority and a nonregulated electric utility, 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 who 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 regulatory authority or electric utility must set a hearing date to consider and subsequently determine the subsidization of customer-side technology.