California - SB700 - 2017

Energy Storage Initiative.

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Financing and Financial Incentives

Added On: 02-21-2017
Updated On: 05-31-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsor: Scott Wiener (Democratic)

Actions (23)

  • 02-17-2017 - Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
  • 02-21-2017 - From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 23.
  • 03-09-2017 - Referred to Com. on RLS.
  • 03-23-2017 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
  • 03-29-2017 - Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.
  • 04-04-2017 - Set for hearing April 18.
  • 04-06-2017 - April 18 hearing postponed by committee.
  • 04-07-2017 - Set for hearing April 24.
  • 04-17-2017 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E., U. & C.
  • 05-01-2017 - From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 2. Page 806.) (April 24).
  • 05-02-2017 - Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
  • 05-04-2017 - Set for hearing May 15.
  • 05-15-2017 - May 15 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
  • 05-19-2017 - Set for hearing May 25.
  • 05-26-2017 - From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1189.) (May 25).
  • 05-26-2017 - Published May 26 at 9 p.m.
  • 05-26-2017 - Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
  • 05-31-2017 - Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 13. Page 1314.) Ordered to the Assembly.
  • 06-01-2017 - In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
  • 06-15-2017 - Referred to Com. on U. & E.
  • 06-28-2017 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & E.
  • 07-05-2017 - From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on U. & E.
  • 07-12-2017 - July 12 hearing postponed by committee.

Votes (4)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
04-24-2017Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Appropriations]Senate722yes
05-15-2017Placed on suspense fileSenate700yes
05-25-2017Do pass as amendedSenate520yes
05-31-2017Senate 3rd Reading SB700 WienerSenate23134yes

News (7)

Batteries could be latest clean technology to get California boost - San Francisco Chronicle
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Sat, 27 May 2017 00:09:55 GMT

That approach mimics the California Solar Initiative, the state rebate program that began in 2007. Many credit the ... The bill, SB700, was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday and is expected to face a vote of the full Senate soon.

California Assembly pulls residential storage rebate bill off agenda, delaying it until 2018 - Utility Dive
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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:45:43 GMT

A California bill that would create a 10-year residential energy storage rebate was pulled from the state Assembly agenda this week despite clearing the Senate last month, Greentech Media reports. If enacted, SB 700 would have provided roughly $1.4 ...

California Moving Too Slowly On Customer-Sited Energy Storage - Solar Industry
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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:21:09 GMT

It may surprise many around the country that California would reject a bill in the legislature to give long-term certainty to the energy storage market and to repeat the successes the state has had with solar. However, the Assembly ... the state. The ...

Despite failure to pass rebate bill, California energy storage has 'bright future' - Energy Storage News
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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:25:48 GMT

Despite a bill to create a rebate programme for energy storage systems purchased in California being dropped from a recent round of legislative decision-making, the state's industry still has a “bright future”, commentators have said. Energy Storage ...

California Assembly Yanks Major Storage Bill, Pushing It to 2018 - Greentech Media
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Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:05:08 GMT

A long-term energy storage rebate that cleared the California Senate came to a sudden halt in the Assembly this week. SB 700 ... "The utilities blocked SB 700, plain and simple, by getting the chair to hold the bill in committee and denying it a ...

California Senate passes bill for residential energy storage incentives - Utility Dive
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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:23:03 GMT

“To meet our goals, we need solar, storage and other renewable energy resources in every city and neighborhood in California, not just for those that can afford it.” The California Senate also passed a bill that would speed up the state's 50% by 2030 ...

California energy-storage bill passes committee - pv magazine USA
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:55:00 GMT

Senate Bill 700, if passed, would require the state's utilities to create rebate programs for customers that install energy-storage systems to accelerate their proliferation. ... California has shown the country how to adopt solar properly. Now ... In ...