SB 746 (Eggman) Energy contracts: hydrogen

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Under existing law, a public agency, as defined, may enter into specified energy conservation contracts, including into contracts for the sale of electricity, electrical generating capacity, or thermal energy produced by the energy conservation facility at such rates and on such terms as are approved by its governing body.

Existing law defines “energy conservation facility” as alternate energy equipment, cogeneration equipment, or conservation measures located in public buildings or on land owned by public agencies. Existing law defines “alternate energy equipment” as equipment for the production or conversion of energy from alternate sources as its primary fuel source, such as solar, biomass, wind, geothermal, hydroelectricity under 30 megawatts, remote natural gas of less than one billion cubic feet estimated reserves per mile from an existing gas gathering line, natural gas containing 850 or fewer British thermal units per standard cubic foot, or any other source of energy, the efficient use of which will reduce the use of fossil or nuclear fuels.

This bill would add hydrogen to the list of examples of primary fuel sources under the definition of “alternate energy equipment.”

Committee Location: Senate Energy Committee

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