AB-2256

This bill would require the CPUC, on or before July 1, 2026, and periodically thereafter, to revise the standard contract or tariff for each large electrical corporation, as defined, to, among other things, ensure that customer-sited renewable distributed generation continues to grow at a pace identified by the state as needed to meet the state’s climate goals, rather than sustainably; that the standard contract or tariff is based on an independent assessment of the cost of service analysis and the total benefits of the renewable electrical generation facility, including quantifiable non-energy benefits, as defined; and that the total benefits of the standard contract or tariff to all customers and the electrical system are approximately equal to or greater than the total costs. It would also prohibit that cost consideration from compromising the state’s climate goals or quantifiable non-energy benefits, as specified. Finally, the bill would require every large electrical corporation to make the standard contract or tariff available to all new eligible customer-generators beginning on July 1, 2026.