Nevada - SB392 - 2017

Relating to energy; revising provisions relating to payment of incentives to certain participants in the Solar Energy Systems Incentive Program, the Wind Energy Systems Demonstration Program and the Waterpower Energy Systems Demonstration Program; requiring the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to adopt regulations establishing standards for the operation of community solar gardens; requiring a subscriber to a community solar garden to receive a credit on the subscriber’s monthly utility bill for the subscriber’s share of the electricity generated by the community solar garden; requiring a utility to submit a plan to the Commission for the purchase of the unsubscribed electricity of a community solar garden; requiring the Commission to issue portfolio energy credits to a subscriber organization that installs a community solar garden; providing that such portfolio energy credits are the property of the subscriber organization; repealing provisions requiring an electric utility to create a Lower Income Solar Energy Pilot Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

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Added On: 04-11-2017
Updated On: 10-24-2017
Primary Sponsors: Moises Denis (Democratic), Patricia Spearman (Democratic), Joyce Woodhouse (Democratic)

Actions (27)

  • 03-20-2017 - Read first time. Referred to Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy. To printer.
  • 03-22-2017 - From printer. To committee.
  • 04-13-2017 - Waiver granted effective: April 13, 2017.
  • 04-20-2017 - From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended.
  • 04-20-2017 - Re-referred to Committee on Finance. To printer.
  • 04-20-2017 - Read second time. Amended. (Amend. No. 381.)
  • 04-20-2017 - Placed on Second Reading File.
  • 04-21-2017 - From printer. To engrossment. Engrossed. First reprint . To committee.
  • 05-31-2017 - Read third time. Amended. (Amend. No. 1020.)
  • 05-31-2017 - In Assembly.
  • 05-31-2017 - Read first time. Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor. To committee.
  • 05-31-2017 - From printer. To re-engrossment. Re-engrossed. Second reprint . To Assembly.
  • 05-31-2017 - To printer.
  • 05-31-2017 - Reprinting dispensed with.
  • 05-31-2017 - Read third time. Passed, as amended. Title approved, as amended. (Yeas: 17, Nays: 4.)
  • 05-31-2017 - From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended.
  • 05-31-2017 - Placed on General File.
  • 06-04-2017 - From printer. To reengrossment. Reengrossed. Third reprint .
  • 06-04-2017 - Taken from General File. Placed on General File for next legislative day.
  • 06-04-2017 - Read third time. Amended. (Amend. No. 1138.) To printer.
  • 06-04-2017 - Declared an emergency measure under the Constitution.
  • 06-04-2017 - From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended.
  • 06-05-2017 - Read third time. Passed, as amended. Title approved, as amended. (Yeas: 30, Nays: 12.) To Senate.
  • 06-05-2017 - Assembly Amendment No. 1138 concurred in. To enrollment.
  • 06-05-2017 - In Senate.
  • 06-08-2017 - Enrolled and delivered to Governor.
  • 06-16-2017 - Vetoed by the Governor. (Return to 2019 Session)

Votes (2)

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News (9)

Nevada legislators introduce new community solar bill - PV-Tech
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:04:47 GMT

In a move to expand solar access to more Nevadans, senator Mo Denis has introduced community solar bill SB392. This legislation particularly caters to those renting property as well as those in low-income families. If passed, the bill would not only ...

Sandoval vetoes community solar, higher clean-energy standard - Las Vegas Sun
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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:53:21 GMT

The state will not be getting a higher renewable energy standard or community solar after Gov. Brian Sandoval ... Also vetoed was Senate Bill 392, creating a system for community members to buy into a solar program and gain utility credits. ... The net ...

Despite major vetoes, lawmakers advanced pro-renewable energy agenda - The Nevada Independent
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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:40:49 GMT

The bill would have required the state to ramp up its minimum renewable energy production standards to at least 40 percent by 2030, with slightly more flexibility in determining compliance. ... Immediately after the legislative passage of AB405 in ...

Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Nevada RPS And Community Solar Bills - Solar Industry
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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:28:48 GMT

In a statement, Nevada State Sen. Mo Dennis, bill sponsor of S.B.392, says, “I brought the idea of community solar gardens to the legislature this year to allow those who aren't fortunate enough to own a home or choose to live in multifamily units the ...

Nevada Governor Kills Renewable Energy, Community Solar Bills With Deregulation Pending - Greentech Media
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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:46:24 GMT

AB 206 would have increased the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2030, up from 25 percent in 2025, and created attractive new incentives for energy storage. The second bill, SB 392, would have established a 200-megawatt ...

Nevada governor signs net metering bill - Utility Dive
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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:28:28 GMT

Nevada lawmakers passed a flurry of clean energy bills this session. Gov. Sandoval must also decide whether to sign Assembly Bill 206 and Senate Bill 392, which respectively would boost the state's renewable portfolio standard and develop a community ...

'Solar gardens' should bloom in Nevada - Las Vegas Sun
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Tue, 09 May 2017 09:04:34 GMT

In addition to reviving our state's rooftop solar industry, we will work to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, class or home ownership status, can benefit from Nevada's abundant sunshine. ... My colleague, Sen. Patricia Spearman, and I are proud ...

Nevada Legislature Boosts Renewables Target to 40% by 2030, Overcoming Casino Opposition - Greentech Media
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Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:16:45 GMT

With just hours remaining in the 2017 legislative session, the Nevada State Legislature has approved a bill to boost the state's renewable energy target to 40 percent by 2030. The bill (AB 206) passed in the Senate on Monday afternoon, and was ...

Nevada Legislators Introduce Community Solar Bill - Solar Industry
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:48:05 GMT

Rudy Zamora, state program director of Chispa Nevada, a program of the League of Conservation Voters, adds, “Nevadans deserve to have the opportunity to choose our energy source, especially in a state that provides more than 300 days a year of ...