Provides a framework for requiring public utility regulators to consider decarbonization and creating a state energy office with oversight authority over basic energy policy decisions.
Sets forth the statutory definitions of "public utility" currently in use in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Allows natural gas utilities to include in their fuel portfolios supplemental or substitute forms of gas sources -- defined as biogas, low-emissions natural gas, and hydrogen.
Evaluating innovative pilot programs, technologies, products, and services that could be deployed on a limited basis, evaluated and potentially scaled up.
Provides solutions to eight regulatory and technical barriers to the interconnection of energy storage solar-plus-storage systems to the distribution grid.
Biomethane procurement targets for utilities of 72.8 billion cubic feet annually of biomethane by 2030, equating to approximately 12% of the gas used by residences and small businesses in 2020.
Testing the viability of projects that replace neighborhood gas pipeline networks with pipes that capture and share thermal energy underground.