Wyoming - SF 71 - 2017

Relating to electric utilities; establishing minimum procurement requirements for electric utilities; requiring reports; providing enforcement and rulemaking authority; mandating the public service commission to account for specified factors in rate setting; and providing for an effective date.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 01-24-2017
Updated On: 05-27-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsors: Mark Baker (House/Republican), Jim Blackburn (House/Republican), Scott Clem (House/Republican), Ogden Driskill (Senate/Republican), Roy Edwards (House/Republican), Larry Hicks (Senate/Republican), Tyler Lindholm (House/Republican), Michael Madden (House/Republican), David Miller (House/Republican)

Actions (5)

  • 01-09-2017 - Bill Number Assigned
  • 01-10-2017 - Received for Introduction
  • 01-20-2017 - Introduced and Referred to S07 - Corporations
  • 02-03-2017 - No report prior to COW Cutoff
  • 02-28-2017 - S:Died in Committee Returned Bill Pursuant to SR 5-4

News (3)

Wyoming 'Reverse RPS' bill bans utilities from wind and solar - PV-Tech
Published by pv-tech.org
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:12:59 GMT

A new Senate Bill submitted to the Wyoming legislature last week bars utilities from providing any electricity to the state that is derived from large-scale wind or solar projects by 2019. Effectively outlawing clean energy, SF 71 deters utilities from ...

Controversial wind bill intended to help coal; critics question final outcome - Casper Star-Tribune Online
Published by trib.com
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:36:14 GMT

If signed into law, SF 71 would then charge utility companies like Black Hills Energy or Rocky Mountain Power $10 per megawatt hour on electricity generated in the state for use by Wyoming customers. Companies would have until 2019 to be 100 percent ...

Bill would penalize utilities for wind-generated electricity for Wyoming customers - Billings Gazette
Published by billingsgazette.com
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:38:10 GMT

Under the bill, if electricity were generated by wind or solar in Wyoming to serve customers in the state it would come with a $10-per-megawatt-hour penalty. That penalty would be double the suggested tax hike on wind also under consideration this ...

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