AB 2316: Customer renewable energy subscription programs and the community renewable energy program.

AB 2316 (Ward) A “community” solar bill sponsored by the Coalition for Community Solar Access. This bill requires the CPUC, on or before July 1, 2023, to establish the Community Renewable Energy Program to authorize a distribution customers of IOUs to subscribe to, and receive bill credits resulting from, the electricity generated by a community renewable energy facility interconnected within the service territory of that IOU. STATUS: APPROVED in both houses as of August 30. SIGNED by the Governor on September 16.