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LRB-4615/1
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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
March 3, 2016 - Introduced by Senators Risser, Miller and C. Larson, cosponsored
by Representatives Hesselbein, Sargent, Hebl, Kahl, Berceau, Sinicki,
Considine and Spreitzer. Referred to Committee on Government Operations
and Consumer Protection.
SB773,1,3 1An Act to amend 196.378 (2) (a) 1.; and to create 16.75 (12) (b) 3., 196.378 (2)
2(a) 1g. and 196.378 (2) (a) 1r. of the statutes; relating to: renewable energy
3goals for state energy consumption and for energy use by certain state agencies.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Administration to establish new
renewable energy goals for certain state agencies.
Current law requires DOA to establish goals for the following state agencies:
DOA, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Health Services, the
Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. One of the goals was that,
by December 31, 2011, at least 20 percent of the total amount of electric energy
generated or purchased by the state for power, heating, or cooling purposes for
state-owned or leased facilities for all of the foregoing agencies is derived from
renewable resources. Current law defines a "renewable resource" as a resource that
generates electricity from any of the following: 1) certain renewable fuel cells; 2) tidal
or wave action; 3) solar thermal electric or photovoltaic energy; 4) wind power; 5)
geothermal technology; 6) biomass; 7) synthetic gas created by the plasma
gasification of waste; 8) certain densified fuel pellets made from waste material other
than garbage; 9) fuel produced by pyrolysis of organic or waste material; and 10)
hydroelectric facilities. In addition, the Public Service Commission is allowed to
promulgate rules identifying other types of renewable resources. Current law
requires DOA to submit annual reports to the governor and legislature on the degree
of attainment regarding the goals.

This bill requires DOA to establish new goals for the foregoing agencies. Under
the bill, DOA must establish goals for the agencies that are designed to accomplish
the goal that, by December 31, 2025, at least 30 percent of total annual amount of
electric energy generated or purchased by the state for power, heating, or cooling
purposes for state-owned or leased facilities for all of the agencies is derived from
renewable resources. As under current law, DOA will be required to submit annual
reports to the governor and legislature on the degree of attainment regarding the
goals.
The bill also imposes a reporting requirement on the PSC. Current law requires
the PSC to prepare a report no later than June 1, 2016, that states whether, by
December 31, 2015, the state has met a goal that 10 percent of all electric energy
consumed in the state is derived from renewable resources. If the goal is not
achieved, the report must indicate why the goal was not achieved and how it may be
achieved, and the PSC must prepare similar reports biennially thereafter until the
goal is achieved. The PSC must submit the reports to the governor and legislature.
This bill requires the PSC to prepare another report, no later than June 1, 2026, that
states whether, by December 31, 2025, the state has met a goal that 25 percent of all
electric energy consumed in the state is derived from renewable resources. If the goal
is not achieved, the report must indicate why the goal was not achieved and how it
may be achieved, and the PSC must prepare similar reports biennially thereafter
until the goal is achieved. The bill requires the PSC to submit the reports to the
governor and legislature.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB773,1 1Section 1. 16.75 (12) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB773,2,32 16.75 (12) (b) 3. That the renewable percentage for total annual electric energy
3by December 31, 2025, is at least 30 percent.
SB773,2 4Section 2. 196.378 (2) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB773,3,55 196.378 (2) (a) 1. No later than June 1, 2016, the commission shall prepare a
6report stating whether, by December 31, 2015, the state has met a goal of 10 percent
7of all electric energy consumed in the state being renewable energy. If the goal has
8not been achieved, the report shall indicate why the goal was not achieved and how
9it may be achieved, and the commission shall prepare similar reports biennially

1thereafter until the goal is achieved. The commission shall submit reports under this
2subdivision to the governor and chief clerk of each house of the legislature for
3distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
or until the commission prepares
4the report required no later than June 1, 2026, under subd. 1g., whichever occurs
5first
.
SB773,3 6Section 3. 196.378 (2) (a) 1g. of the statutes is created to read:
SB773,3,127 196.378 (2) (a) 1g. No later than June 1, 2026, the commission shall prepare
8a report stating whether, by December 31, 2025, the state has met a goal of 25 percent
9of all electric energy consumed in the state being renewable energy. If the goal has
10not been achieved, the report shall indicate why the goal was not achieved and how
11it may be achieved, and the commission shall prepare similar reports biennially
12thereafter until the goal is achieved.
SB773,4 13Section 4. 196.378 (2) (a) 1r. of the statutes is created to read:
SB773,3,1614 196.378 (2) (a) 1r. The commission shall submit the reports required under
15subds. 1. and 1g. to the governor and chief clerk of each house of the legislature for
16distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2).
SB773,3,1717 (End)
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