Amendment #32 to H.4198

RGGI

Representatives Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough, deMacedo of Plymouth and O'Connell of Taunton move that the bill be amended inserting, after section 1 (as printed), the following new section:—

“SECTION X. Section 19 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:—

(d) In addition to any other amounts derived from sources internal or external to Municipal Lighting Plants, for purposes of paying costs associated with energy efficiency and demand side management programs established by such Municipal Lighting Plants, amounts generated by the such municipal lighting plants under (1) the Forward Capacity Market program administered by ISO-NE, as defined in section 1 of chapter 164; and (2) cap and trade pollution control programs, including, but not limited to, and subject to section 22 of chapter 21A, amounts generated by the carbon dioxide allowance trading mechanism established under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Memorandum of Understanding, as defined in subsection (a) of section 22 of chapter 21A, and the NOx Allowance Trading Program equal to the percentage of each municipal lighting plants electricity sales relative to total electricity sales statewide shall be returned to such Municipal Lighting Plants for implementation of such aforementioned programs.

Amounts received under this subsection shall be allocated to customer classes, in proportion to their contributions to those amounts; provided, however, that at least 10 per cent of the amount expended for electric energy efficiency programs and at least 20 per cent of the amount expended for gas energy efficiency programs shall be spent on comprehensive low-income residential demand side management or municipal programs as determined by said municipal lighting plants. Subsection (c) shall not apply to municipal lighting plants. Any amounts distributed pursuant to and received by municipal lighting plants under this subsection shall not subject municipal lighting plants to any other general or special law.

Beginning with the 2013 annual Report to the Department of Public Utilities, Municipal Light Plants formed prior to July 31, 2012 shall include in such annual report information regarding expenditures for energy efficiency and demand side energy programs funded by this subsection.”.