California - AB327 - 2013

Electricity: natural gas: rates: net energy metering: California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program.

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Added On: 05-03-2013
Updated On: 09-08-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Mike Gipson (Democratic)





Actions (13)

  • 02-07-2017 - Read first time. To print.
  • 02-08-2017 - From printer. May be heard in committee March 10.
  • 02-21-2017 - Referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.
  • 03-13-2017 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
  • 03-21-2017 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on REV. & TAX. Read second time and amended.
  • 03-22-2017 - Re-referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.
  • 05-17-2017 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (May 15). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
  • 05-24-2017 - From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 24).
  • 05-25-2017 - Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.
  • 05-30-2017 - In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
  • 05-30-2017 - Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 1856.)
  • 06-08-2017 - Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.
  • 06-27-2017 - In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Votes (3)

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05-15-2017Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] with recommendation: To Consent CalendarSenateGovernance and Finance1000yes
05-24-2017Do pass. To Consent CalendarSenateGovernance and Finance1700yes
05-30-2017AB 327 GIPSON Consent Calendar Second DaySenateGovernance and Finance7703yes

Sponsors (2)

News (63)

California Passes Law Securing Future of Rooftop Solar - Clean Energy Authority
Published by cleanenergyauthority.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:30:56 GMT

The California Assembly unanimously passed a piece of legislation today that secures the future of the solar industry in the state. With a vote of 65 to 0, AB 327 waits only for a signature from Governor Jerry Brown to become law. The legislation was one of the ...

Our future and the solar mandate of Assembly Bill 327 - San Francisco Bay View
Published by sfbayview.com
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:19:08 GMT

Our future and the solar mandate of Assembly Bill 327 ... Brown just appointed Michael Picker to head the CPUC, to use his power to correct these anti-community new taxes forced onto AB 327 by Peevey, and so on California cities by Big Oil. ... businesses in California into productive and profitable “customer solar generators” by 2020, to help California reach the solar mandate of obtaining 33 percent of its energy from solar and renewables by 2020, which will generate safe, clean and free solar power for the state.

How long will solar-paneled homes keep their current deals?
Published by mydesert.com
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:41:06 -0800

Under current rules, net metering is available for home or business rooftop installations that are under 1 megawatt and do not generate more than 100 percent of a building’s energy needs.

How long will solar-paneled homes keep their current deals?
Published by mydesert.com
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:07:26 -0800

Under current rules, net metering is available for home or business rooftop installations that are under 1 megawatt and do not generate more than 100 percent of a building’s energy needs.

AB 327 Threatens Existing Solar and Renewable Projects - PublicCEO.com
Published by publicceo.com
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:28:19 GMT

Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 327 that may significantly change the economics of roof-top solar and similar renewable energy projects for public agencies, businesses and homeowners. In part, AB 327 alters the state's net energy metering (NEM) law by permitting the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to modify these standard contracts and tariffs for existing customers of California's investor-owned utilities (IOUs) –San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California ...

Leading Solar Developer for Agriculture Touts Benefits of AB 327 - California Majority Report
Published by camajorityreport.com
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 19:52:30 GMT

Assembly Bill 327 is up for final votes this week, and in a surprising turn of events, both the utilities and the solar industry now support it. Solar groups including The Alliance for ... REC Solar is a leading installer for agricultural facilities and businesses in California. The company has supported solar energy adoption for more than two dozen large and small growers throughout the state and continues to work with increasing numbers of farmers and ranchers turning to solar energy. We hear a lot about solar for homes ...

California Seen Beating Renewable Energy Generation Goal
Published by bloomberg.com
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:14:17 -0800

Public support for rooftop solar and investments by major companies will push renewable energy generation beyond California’s targets by 2020, a Los Angeles energy lawyer said.

2013 Alternative Energy Legislative Roundup: California Continues To Move ... - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Published by mondaq.com
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:10:12 GMT

While AB 177 (Perez) – a two-year bill which would increase the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 33 percent to 51 percent – has been in committee since June, AB 327 sets the stage for an expansion of the RPS by changing the 33 percent ...

It's Time for Grid Planners to Put Distributed Resources On Par With Transmission - Greentech Media
Published by greentechmedia.com
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:36:41 GMT

Assembly Bill (AB) 327, which California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law, sets an important precedent for the rest of the country. Surprisingly, that precedent does not have anything to do with net metering, the original focus of AB 327. The new law requires California's large ... By shifting the state's grid planning paradigm, AB 327 requires that Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric proactively plan their grids for DER. Each utility must take the following three ...

San Diego Solar Contractor Milholland Electric Discusses AB 327 - PR-BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release)
Published by pr-bg.com
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:29:30 GMT

San Diego, California - California's General Assembly recently passed AB 327, and solar and electric contractors across the state are anticipating the impact of the new legislation. Many companies that install solar for homes in San Diego are concerned that the bill's provisions will seriously harm the economic competitiveness of solar energy installation. As a leading San Diego solar contractor, Milholland Electric is also concerned about the passage of AB 327 and how it might affect those who are considering San ...

Full speed ahead: Calif. Assembly Bill 327 removes upper limit from the state's ... - Windpower Engineering (press release)
Published by windpowerengineering.com
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:22:09 GMT

Rather, AB 327 gives the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) the discretion to “require the procurement of eligible renewable energy resources in excess” of the levels established by the RPS. Previously, the CPUC could not require regulated retail ...

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs 'green' bills
Published by mydesert.com
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 04:58:27 -0700

FILE - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a slate of new laws that will provide California incentives and subsidies aimed at putting solar panels on more roofs and promoting renewable energy development across the state.

California's AB-327 Officially Signed Into Law
Published by renewableenergyworld.com
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:36:37 -0700

It's official: California Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown has signed Assembly Bill 327, which addresses several topics critical to solar energy in the nation's biggest solar energy state: extending net metering and the renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS).

California Governor Signs Controversial Solar Bill, Among Others - KCET
Published by kcet.org
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:56:28 GMT

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill Monday that would change how the state regulates rooftop solar owners' agreements with utilities, but he encouraged the state agency responsible for crafting the new rules to protect the interests of current ... Assembly Bill 327, Authored by Fresno-area Democratic Assembly member Henry Perea, would allow utilities to recoup what they claim are costs unfairly incurred in providing rooftop solar customers backup power during times when their solar panels ...

New law gives PUC leeway to restructure utility rates
Published by news10.net
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:39:29 -0700

SACRAMENTO -  Assembly Bill 327  authorizes the California Public Utilities Commission to restructure electricity rates while protecting low-income users and encouraging use of renewable energy. The bill's impact on the majority of ratepayers is unclear.

The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds California Legislature on Passing ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)
Published by sys-con.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:21:43 GMT

12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), an organization comprised of the nation's leading rooftop solar companies, applauds the California Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 327, authored by Assembly Member Henry Perea (D- Fresno). ... AB 327 will provide much-needed stability for the rooftop solar industry by preserving net metering and removing the ceiling on California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). ... Remove the 33% ceiling on the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard.

California Legislation is a Slam Dunk for Solar Industry - GetSolar.com
Published by getsolar.com
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:36:33 GMT

California Gov. Jerry Brown will have his work cut out for him as the Senate and the State Assembly have both recently sent him solar-friendly bills. State lawmakers recently approved A.B. 327, a bill that would lift the net metering cap, which would be a ...

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Brown - Daily Democrat
Published by dailydemocrat.com
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 02:24:32 GMT

In a victory for California's rooftop solar industry, a state assembly bill cleared its last legislative hurdle Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign it. The complex bill, named AB 327 and authored by Assemblyman Henry ...

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Brown - Daily Democrat
Published by dailydemocrat.com
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:22:22 GMT

In a victory for California's rooftop solar industry, a state assembly bill cleared its last legislative hurdle Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign it. The complex bill, named AB 327 and authored by Assemblyman Henry ...

California energy bill passes, awaits Gov. Brown's signature - Electric Light & Power
Published by elp.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:11:01 GMT

"This is a banner day in California. Once again, state lawmakers have set the bar high when it comes to the adoption of renewable energy. AB 327 provides a clear pathway for the continued growth of solar generation in California, which ranks No. 1 in the ... The assembly also passed SB 4, a law that would require energy companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracking, as well as require permits for fracking as well as acidizing — techniques used to extract oil from shale rock deposits like ...

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Brown
Published by mercurynews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:45:50 -0700

The bill, known as AB 327, paves the way for new electric rates but protects the solar policy known as 'net metering'

The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds California Legislature on Passing ... - PR-BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release)
Published by pr-bg.com
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:57:39 GMT

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), an organization comprised of the nation's leading rooftop solar companies, applauds the California Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 327, authored by Assembly Member Henry Perea (D- Fresno). AB 327 helps ... AB 327 is a rare example of California's Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU's), the solar industry, and ratepayer advocates all supporting the same bill. ... "With this bill, our state's leaders are helping ensure all Californians have the choice of using clean solar energy. ".

Local pols tout top legislation of the session
Published by bakersfield.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:41:33 -0700

If you or your career needs CPR, if your electric bill is too high, if fracking frazzles you or if crime concerns you, our locally elected state lawmakers may have just had the legislation for you.

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Brown
Published by contracostatimes.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 01:22:40 -0700

The bill, known as AB 327, paves the way for new electric rates but protects the solar policy known as 'net metering'

Solar Advocates Applaud California Legislature For Passing Energy Bill - Solar Industry
Published by solarindustrymag.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:15:07 GMT

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), an advocacy organization for rooftop solar companies, has applauded the California Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 327, which revises a number of electricity rate design issues and keeps the state's net energy metering (NEM) regime in place for the time being. The bill passed in the ... According to TASC, AB 327 will provide stability for the rooftop solar sector by preserving NEM and removing the ceiling on California's renewable portfolio standard. The organization says ...

California Stays Strong on Solar - Domestic Fuel
Published by domesticfuel.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:33:22 GMT

CA Assembly Member Henry Perea California is staying strong on solar with the passage of ... According to The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), AB 327 is a rare example of California's Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU's), the solar industry and rate payer advocates all supporting the same bill. “This bill is the result of hands-on executive leadership ... With this bill, our state's leaders are helping ensure all Californians have the choice of using clean solar energy. ” After passing the Legislature on September 12, 2013, AB ...

The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds California Legislature on Passing ... - Sacramento Bee
Published by sacbee.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:24:58 GMT

12, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), an organization comprised of the nation's leading rooftop solar companies, applauds the California Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 327, authored by Assembly Member Henry Perea (D- Fresno). ... AB 327 will provide much-needed stability for the rooftop solar industry by preserving net metering and removing the ceiling on California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). ... Remove the 33% ceiling on the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard.

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Brown - Contra Costa Times
Published by contracostatimes.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:02:27 GMT

In a victory for California's rooftop solar industry, a state assembly bill cleared its last legislative hurdle Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign it. The complex bill, named AB 327 and authored by Assemblyman Henry ...

AB 327 awaits Governor's signature - Fierce Energy
Published by fierceenergy.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:53:46 GMT

The California Legislature has passed Assemblymember Henry Perea's Assembly Bill 327. ... California's investor-owned utilities, the solar industry, and ratepayer advocates overwhelmingly support AB 327, which is a boon for California rooftop solar. ... that would go into effect at the end of 2013; eliminate uncertainly over how the current net metering cap is calculated; provide a framework for removing the net metering cap altogether; and remove the 33 percent ceiling on the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard.

The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds California Legislature on Passing Assembly Bill 327
Published by ca.finance.yahoo.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:15:00 -0700

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), an organization comprised of the nation's leading rooftop solar companies, applauds the California Legislature for passing ...

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Brown
Published by mercurynews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:20:54 -0700

The bill, known as AB 327, paves the way for new electric rates but protects the solar policy known as 'net metering'

California Energy Bill, A Big Win for Solar - Solar Novus Today
Published by solarnovus.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:26:57 GMT

Today California lawmakers gave final approval to Assembly Bill 327. What is considered sweeping energy legislation in ... “This is a banner day in California. Once again, state lawmakers have set the bar high when it comes to the adoption of renewable energy. AB 327 provides a clear pathway for the continued growth of solar generation in California, which ranks #1 in the nation in total installed solar capacity with 3761MW – three times more than any other state. What's more, solar now provides nearly 44,000 ...

California energy bill passes, awaits Gov. Brown's signature - Power Engineering Magazine
Published by power-eng.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:27:22 GMT

"This is a banner day in California. Once again, state lawmakers have set the bar high when it comes to the adoption of renewable energy. AB 327 provides a clear pathway for the continued growth of solar generation in California, which ranks No. 1 in the ... The assembly also passed SB 4, a law that would require energy companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracking, as well as require permits for fracking as well as acidizing — techniques used to extract oil from shale rock deposits like ...

California energy bill will protect net-metering, boost renewable energy in the state - Treehugger
Published by treehugger.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:54:29 GMT

California's Senate and State Assembly have passed an important energy bill called AB327 that is expected to be signed by governor Ray Brown. The bill touches many things related to energy in the state, including the very important net-metering policy that ...

California Assembly passes bill to alter net metering policy - solarserver.com
Published by solarserver.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:09:19 GMT

On September 12th, 2013 the California Assembly approved an amended version of a bill to make changes to the state's net metering policy. The new version of AB 327 passed the California Senate on September 9th. The bill will now go to California ...

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Browm - Contra Costa Times
Published by contracostatimes.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:18:36 GMT

In a victory for California's rooftop solar industry, a state assembly bill cleared its last legislative hurdle Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign it. The complex bill, named AB 327 and authored by Assemblyman Henry ...

California Passes Law Securing Future of Rooftop Solar - Clean Energy Authority
Published by cleanenergyauthority.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:30:56 GMT

The bill was initially met with extreme opposition from solar industry advocates since it was proposed by the state's utility companies as a rate reform bill that would allow the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the option of a flat residential utility rate, something solar advocates felt would damage the financial benefits of ... “AB 327 recognizes that net metering is smart policy and should continue in California without restrictions,” said Randy Bishop, a TASC member and CEO and co-Founder of Verengo.

Energy bill that could change electric rates heads to Gov. Jerry Brown - San Jose Mercury News
Published by mercurynews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:36:24 GMT

In a victory for California's rooftop solar industry, a state assembly bill cleared its last legislative hurdle Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign it. The complex bill, named AB 327 and authored by Assemblyman Henry ...

The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds California Legislature on Passing ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Published by prnewswire.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:40:36 GMT

12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), an organization comprised of the nation's leading rooftop solar companies, applauds the California Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 327, authored by Assembly Member Henry Perea (D- Fresno). AB 327 helps ... AB 327 is a rare example of California's Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU's), the solar industry, and ratepayer advocates all supporting the same bill. ... TASC advocates for successful distributed solar policies throughout the United States.

With Assembly Passage, California's AB 327 Moves Toward Law - Greentech Media
Published by greentechmedia.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:21:22 GMT

AB 327, the bill that will redefine California solar net metering and residential electricity rate structures, passed the state Assembly on Thursday, on its way to an expected signature from Gov. Jerry Brown to turn it into law. Solar industry advocates cheered the ...

California Energy Bill Passes, Awaits Gov. Brown's Signature
Published by renewableenergyworld.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:38:34 -0700

Lawmakers in the California state legislature granted their final approval to a package of energy legislation. The bill, AB 327, will now head to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. It passed the state Senate September 9 with a vote of 33-5 after passing the Assembly in May by wide margins.

Let the sun shine in
Published by vvdailypress.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:46:33 -0700

Well, if you haven't yet followed the lead of thousands of High Desert residents, and hundreds of thousands of Californians, all of whom have had solar panels installed on their rooftops and drastically cut their home energy expenses, you're quickly running out of time. That's...

California Senate approves changes to net metering policy - solarserver.com
Published by solarserver.com
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:53:42 GMT

On September 9th, 2013 the California Senate approved an amended version of a bill affecting California's net metering policy for residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system owners. The bill also allows changes to the state's retail electricity rates. AB 327 will require the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to create a new standard offer for electricity customers who install PV upon the closure of existing net metering programs. It will also allow a USD 10 per month charge on customers who ...

Energy Bill in California Gets a Rooftop Solar-Friendly Makeover
Published by renewableenergyworld.com
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:38:03 -0700

It’s amazing what a couple of lines of legislation can do. California law states that utilities would have to stop offering net metering at the end of 2014. With more residents and solar installed than anywhere else in the U.S., such an abrupt end could spell disaster for the residential solar market in the state. In light of that legislation, AB

Energy bill could alter electricity rates for millions in California
Published by latimes.com
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:58:40 -0700

Under new rules, residential customers in hotter inland cities would probably get a break while those along the coast would likely pay more. SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are poised to pass legislation that could dramatically affect bills for millions of residential customers of Southern California Edison Co. and other state-regulated utilities.        

Leading Solar Developer for Agriculture Touts Benefits of AB 327 - California Majority Report
Published by camajorityreport.com
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:31:52 GMT

Assembly Bill 327 is up for final votes this week, and in a surprising turn of events, both the utilities and the solar industry now support it. Solar groups including ... in supporting the bill. "AB 327 ensures solar and net metering stability in California for customers ranging from homeowners, to farmers, to small businesses," said Gabe Davis of REC Solar, a national leader in solar electric system design and installation. ... The bill will also remove the 33% ceiling on the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard. Expect more to ...

California Senate Votes Yes on Amended AB 327 - Greentech Media
Published by greentechmedia.com
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:20:02 GMT

AB 327, the controversial California bill that tackles residential electricity rate reform and solar net metering policy in one fell swoop, received a vote of approval from the state Senate on Monday afternoon -- a key hurdle that makes it likely to be passed by the ...

Solar Advocates Descend on Sempra at Protest - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Published by virtual-strategy.com
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:25:41 GMT

The message delivered: the California Senate needs to amend AB 327, adding language to maintain the existing legal protections for solar homeowners, businesses and schools otherwise the bill must be killed. “Assembly Bill 327 directly contradicts over 20 ...

SOLAR ADVOCATES PROTEST UTILITY-BACKED AB 327 - East County Magazine
Published by eastcountymagazine.org
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 05:09:37 GMT

Introduced by Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), the proposed bill was approved by the California Senate Energy Committee late last week, with major amendments. If passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, it would replace what ...

EDITORIAL: Perea's AB 327 needs tweak to protect solar users - Fresno Bee
Published by fresnobee.com
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 08:04:18 GMT

His Assembly Bill 327 seeks to tackle the complex issue of electricity rates, and offers reasonable suggestions. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the measure Friday. It will go to the ... The California Solar Energy Industries Association, which represents solar manufacturers, distributors, contractors and others, opposes the bill, homing in on a provision that would authorize the state PUC to alter solar customers' contracts. The trade group and others say solar users could end up paying more than they ...

Editorial: With tweaks, bill to update electric rate structure should be approved
Published by sacbee.com
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:29:45 -0700

Lawmakers are close to approving a bill that would alter aspects of the pricing structure put in place during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001, and shift greater authority to the California Public Utilities Commission.

Solar Advocates Descend on Sempra at Protest - AltEnergyMag (press release)
Published by altenergymag.com
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:35:14 GMT

The message delivered: the California Senate needs to amend AB 327, adding language to maintain the existing legal protections for solar homeowners, businesses and schools otherwise the bill must be killed. "Assembly Bill 327 directly contradicts over 20 ...

Political notebook: Perea presses for electric-bill change
Published by fresnobee.com
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:35:28 -0700

Assembly Bill 327 hasn't received a lot of attention as it has wound its way through the state Legislature, but its author — Assembly Member Henry T. Perea — says it likely will lead to lower electricity bills in the Valley.

AB 327 Author Perea On the Record About California Energy Rates - IVN News
Published by ivn.us
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:14:19 GMT

California's energy rate structure is at stake during this state legislative session. Assembly Bill 327, sponsored by Assemblymember Henry Perea (D-Fresno), would allow the Public Utilities Commission to create a more equitable rate structure. Perea and staff ...

Solar Advocates Descend on Sempra at Today's Protest - DigitalJournal.com
Published by digitaljournal.com
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:33:11 GMT

The message delivered: the California Senate needs to amend AB 327, adding language to maintain the existing legal protections for solar homeowners, businesses and schools otherwise the bill must be killed. “Assembly Bill 327 directly contradicts over 20 ...

Solar Advocates Descend on Sempra at Protest - Watch List News (press release)
Published by watchlistnews.com
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:50:01 GMT

The message delivered: the California Senate needs to amend AB 327, adding language to maintain the existing legal protections for solar homeowners, businesses and schools otherwise the bill must be killed. “Assembly Bill 327 directly contradicts over 20 ...

Solar Advocates Descend on Sempra at Protest
Published by prweb.com
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:43:58 -0700

Assembly Bill 327 attempts to derail California’s solar industry, says Sierra Club San Diego. (PRWeb August 29, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11072784.htm

Solar Power Advocates Challenge California Bill Regulating Rates
Published by kpbs.org
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:41:10 -0700

The Sierra Club , solar power installers and concerned citizens are challenging a California Assembly Bill . If passed, AB 327 would change how much utilities pay residents for the solar power they generate.

Daily Business Report-Aug. 28, 2013 - San Diego Metropolitan
Published by sandiegometro.com
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:22:52 GMT

Consumer advocates, environmentalists and solar producers have mounted an attack on an Assembly bill they say will kill the solar movement in California. AB 327 is backed by California electric utility companies. Opponents say it is designed to kill the solar ...

Utility behind social media campaign
Published by utsandiego.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:31:52 -0700

Sempra funds social media, letter campaign to change how utility customers charged.

SEMPRA FUNDING EFFORT TO CHANGE WAY USERS BILLED
Published by signonsandiego.com
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:01:00 -0700

San Diego-based Sempra Energy is funding a social media and letter-writing campaign in favor of changing the way California utilities bill customers for energy, according to state political filings.

Utility behind social media campaign
Published by signonsandiego.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:07:20 -0700

Sempra funds social media, letter campaign to change how utility customers charged.

MICHAEL TURNIPSEED: It's time to support AB 327 and fix the state's unfair ... - Bakersfield Californian
Published by bakersfieldcalifornian.com
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 06:06:56 GMT

Assemblyman Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, has taken a critical step by introducing Assembly Bill 327 to restore the CPUC's historic authority to set fair and equitable rates for customers, while continuing to protect low-income customers and those with special needs. It passed the Assembly by an ... Opponents of AB 327 like the residential roof-top solar industry and social advocates state that California's poor will no longer be able to afford electricity service if the state's rate structure is reformed. There is no basis for that ...