(j) Shall not enter into any lease or other contract that provides for 13
the construction of any building, structure, or facility, or portion thereof, for initial 14
occupancy by the state and that contains an option for the state to purchase the 15
building, structure, or facility unless the seller or lessor agrees that all equipment 16
to be installed as a component of the building, structure, or facility that relates to any 17
function that consumes energy meets applicable requirements for state building 18
projects under s. 16.855 (10s) (a).
2025.96 Utility public benefits fund.
There is established a separate 21
nonlapsible trust fund designated as the utility public benefits fund, consisting of 22deposits by the public service commission under s. 196.374 (3), public benefits
fees received under s. 16.957 (4) (a) and (5) (c) and (d) and
24contributions received under s. 16.957 (2) (c) 4. and (d) 2. (b) 2.
(d) "Gross revenues" for a light, heat and power company other than 2
a qualified wholesale electric company or a transmission company means total 3
environmental control charges paid to the company under a financing order issued 4
under s. 196.027 (2) and total operating revenues as reported to the public service 5
commission except revenues for interdepartmental sales and for interdepartmental 6
rents as reported to the public service commission and deductions from the sales and 7
use tax under s. 77.61 (4), except that the company may subtract from revenues 8
either the actual cost of power purchased for resale, as reported to the public service 9
commission, by a light, heat and power company, except a municipal light, heat and 10
power company, that purchases under federal or state approved wholesale rates 11
more than 50% of its electric power from a person other than an affiliated interest, 12
as defined in s. 196.52 (1), if the revenue from that purchased electric power is 13
included in the seller's gross revenues or the following percentages of the actual cost 14
of power purchased for resale, as reported to the public service commission, by a 15
light, heat and power company, except a municipal light, heat and power company 16
that purchases more than 90% of its power and that has less than $50,000,000 of 17
gross revenues: 10% for the fee assessed on May 1, 1988, 30% for the fee assessed on 18
May 1, 1989, and 50% for the fee assessed on May 1, 1990, and thereafter. For a 19
qualified wholesale electric company, "gross revenues" means total business 20
revenues from those businesses included under par. (e) 1. to 4. For a transmission 21
company, "gross revenues" means total operating revenues as reported to the public 22
service commission, except revenues for transmission service that is provided to a 23
public utility that is subject to the license fee under sub. (2) (d), to a public utility, as 24
defined in s. 196.01 (5), or to a cooperative association organized under ch. 185 for 25
the purpose of providing electricity to its members only. For an electric utility, as
defined in s. 16.957 (1) (g), "gross revenues" does not include public benefits 2low-income assistance
fees collected by the electric utility under s. 16.957 (4) (a) or 3
(5) (a). For a generator public utility, "gross revenues" does not include any grants 4
awarded to the generator public utility under s. 16.958 (2) (b). For a wholesale 5
supplier, as defined in s. 16.957 (1) (w), "gross revenues" does not include any public
6benefits low-income assistance
fees that are received from a municipal utility or 7
retail electric cooperative or under a joint program established under s. 16.957 (5) 8
(f). For a municipal utility, "gross revenues" does not include
public benefits 9low-income assistance
fees received by the municipal utility from a municipal utility 10
or retail electric cooperative under a joint program established under s. 16.957 (5) 11
(d) "Gross revenues" means total operating revenues, except 14
revenues for interdepartmental sales and for interdepartmental rents, less 15
deductions from the sales and use tax under s. 77.61 (4) and, in respect to any electric 16
cooperative that purchases more than 50% of the power it sells, less the actual cost 17
of power purchased for resale by an electric cooperative, if the revenue from that 18
purchased electric power is included in the seller's gross revenues or if the electric 19
cooperative purchased more than 50% of the power it sold in the year prior to 20
January 1, 1988, from a seller located outside this state. For an electric cooperative, 21
"gross revenues" does not include grants awarded to the electric cooperative under 22
s. 16.958 (2) (b). For a retail electric cooperative, "gross revenues" does not include 23public benefits low-income assistance
fees collected by the retail electric cooperative 24
under s. 16.957 (5) (a), public benefits low-income assistance
fees received by the 25
retail electric cooperative from a retail electric cooperative or municipal utility under
a joint program established under s. 16.957 (5) (f). For a wholesale supplier, as 2
defined in s. 16.957 (1) (w), "gross revenues" does not include any public benefits 3low-income assistance
fees that are received from a municipal utility, as defined in 4
s. 16.957 (1) (q), or retail electric cooperative or under a joint program established 5
under s. 16.957 (5) (f).
The gross receipts from the collection of public benefits low-income
fees that are charged under s. 16.957 (4) (a) or (5) (a).
(d) Replacing steam generating equipment at a combustion-based 11
renewable facility, as defined in s. 196.378 (1) (g), that is located in this state,
increase efficiency or capacity, if the facility remains a combustion-based renewable 13
facility, as defined in s. 196.378 (1) (g), after replacing the equipment.
SB459-engrossed, s. 53
101.027 (1) (intro.) and (a) of the statutes are consolidated, 15
renumbered 101.027 (1) and amended to read:
In this section: (a) "Energy, "energy
conservation code" means the 17
energy conservation code promulgated by the department that sets design 18
requirements for construction and equipment for the purpose of energy conservation 19
in public buildings and places of employment.
The department shall review the energy conservation code and 23
shall promulgate rules that change the requirements of the energy conservation code 24
to improve energy conservation. No rule may be promulgated that has not taken into 25
account the cost of the energy conservation code requirement, as changed by the rule,
in relationship to the benefits derived from that requirement, including the 2
reasonably foreseeable economic and environmental benefits to the state from any 3
reduction in the use of imported fossil fuel. The proposed rules changing the energy 4
conservation code shall be submitted to the legislature in the manner provided under 5
s. 227.19. In conducting a review under this subsection, the department shall 6
consider incorporating, into the energy conservation code, design requirements from 7
the most current national energy efficiency design standards, including
890.1 - 1989 the International Energy Conservation Code
or an energy efficiency code 9
other than standard 90.1 - 1989 the International Energy Conservation Code
if that 10
energy efficiency code is used to prescribe design requirements for the purpose of 11
conserving energy in buildings and is generally accepted and used by engineers and 12
the construction industry.
(a) 1. A revision of standard 90.1 - 1989 the International Energy
(a) 2. Five Three
years have passed from the date on which the 18
department last submitted to the legislature proposed rules changing the energy 19
(b) 1. If the department begins a review under sub. (2) because a 22
revision of standard 90.1 - 1989 the International Energy Conservation Code
published, the department shall complete its review of the energy conservation code,
24as defined in sub. (1),
and submit to the legislature proposed rules changing the 25
energy conservation code, as defined in sub. (1),
no later than 18 months after the
date on which the revision of standard 90.1 - 1989 the International Energy
(b) 2. If the department begins a review under sub. (2) because 5 53
years have passed from the date on which the department last submitted to the 6
legislature proposed rules changing the energy conservation code, the department 7
shall complete its review of the energy conservation code and submit to the 8
legislature proposed rules changing the energy conservation code no later than 9 9
months after the last day of the 5-year 3-year
(title) State energy policy.
SB459-engrossed, s. 61
196.025 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 196.025 (1) (ar) and 13
amended to read:
(ar) Consideration of energy priorities. To Except as provided in
15pars. (b) to (d), to
the extent cost-effective, technically feasible and environmentally 16
sound, the commission shall implement the priorities under s. 1.12 (4) in making all 17
energy-related decisions and orders, including advance plan strategic energy
, rate setting and rule-making orders.
In this subsection:
1. "Renewable resource" has the meaning given in s. 196.374 (1) (j).
2. "Wholesale supplier" has the meaning given in s. 16.957 (1) (w).
(b) Energy conservation and efficiency.
1. In a proceeding in which 25
an investor-owned electric public utility is a party, the commission shall not order
or otherwise impose energy conservation or efficiency requirements on the 2
investor-owned electric public utility if the commission has fulfilled all of its duties 3
under s. 196.374 and the investor-owned electric public utility has satisfied the 4
requirements of s. 196.374 for the year prior to commencement of the proceeding, as 5
specified in s. 196.374 (8).
2. In a proceeding in which a wholesale supplier is a party, the commission shall 7
not order or otherwise impose energy conservation or efficiency requirements on the 8
wholesale supplier if the commission has fulfilled all of its duties under s. 196.374 9
and the wholesale supplier's members are in the aggregate substantially in 10
compliance with s. 196.374 (7).
(c) Renewable resources.
1. In a proceeding in which an investor-owned electric 12
public utility is a party, the commission shall not order or otherwise impose any 13
renewable resource requirements on the investor-owned electric public utility if the 14
commission has fulfilled all of its duties under s. 196.378 and the commission has 15
informed the utility under s. 196.378 (2) (c) that, with respect to the most recent 16
report submitted under s. 196.378 (2) (c), the utility is in compliance with the 17
requirements of s. 196.378 (2) (a) 2.
2. In a proceeding in which a wholesale supplier is a party, the commission shall 19
not order or otherwise impose any renewable resource requirements on the 20
wholesale supplier if the commission has fulfilled all of its duties under s. 196.378 21
and the wholesale supplier's members are in the aggregate substantially in 22
compliance with s. 196.378 (2).
(d) Transmission facilities.
In a proceeding regarding a request by a public 24
utility or wholesale supplier to acquire, construct, install, or operate an electric
transmission facility or associated equipment, the commission shall not order or 2
otherwise impose requirements on the public utility or wholesale supplier.
(title) Transmission corridors.
(title) Environmental impacts.
(title) Coordination with department of natural resources.
(title) Reliability reports.
(title) Small-scale generation incentives.
(title) Market power study.
16196.374 Energy efficiency and renewable resource programs. (1) 17Definitions.
In this section:
(a) "Agricultural producer" means a person engaged in an agricultural activity, 19
as defined in s. 101.10 (1) (a).
(b) "Commitment to community program" means an energy efficiency or load 21
management program by or on behalf of a municipal utility or retail electric 22
(c) "Customer application of renewable resources" means the generation of 24
energy from renewable resources that takes place on the premises of a customer of 25
an energy utility or municipal utility or a member of a retail electric cooperative.
(d) "Energy efficiency program" means a program for reducing the usage or 2
increasing the efficiency of the usage of energy by a customer or member of an energy 3
utility, municipal utility, or retail electric cooperative. "Energy efficiency program" 4
does not include load management.
(e) "Energy utility" means an investor-owned electric or natural gas public 6
(em) "Large energy customer" means a customer of an energy utility that owns 8
or operates a facility in the energy utility's service area that has an energy demand 9
of at least 1,000 kilowatts of electricity per month or of at least 10,000 decatherms 10
of natural gas per month and that, in a month, is billed at least $60,000 for electric 11
service, natural gas service, or both, for all of the facilities of the customer within the 12
energy utility's service territory.
(f) "Load management program" means a program to allow an energy utility, 14
municipal utility, wholesale electric cooperative, as defined in s. 16.957 (1) (v), retail 15
electric cooperative, or municipal electric company, as defined in s. 66.0825 (3) (d), 16
to control or manage daily or seasonal customer demand associated with equipment 17
or devices used by customers or members.
(g) "Local unit of government" has the meaning given in s. 23.24 (4) (a) 1.
(h) "Municipal utility" has the meaning given in s. 16.957 (1) (q).
(i) "Ordered program" means an energy efficiency or renewable resource 21
program that an energy utility commenced on or after January 1, 2001, under a 22
commission order issued on or after January 1, 2001, and in effect before the effective 23
date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date].
(j) "Renewable resource" means a resource that derives energy from any source 25
other than coal, petroleum products, nuclear power or, except as used in a fuel cell,
natural gas. "Renewable resource" includes resources deriving energy from any of 2
5. Geothermal technology.
6. Tidal or wave action.
7. Fuel cell technology that uses, as determined by the commission, a renewable 10
(k) "Renewable resource program" means a program for encouraging the 12
development or use of customer applications of renewable resources, including 13
educating customers or members about renewable resources, encouraging 14
customers or members to use renewable resources, and encouraging the transfer of 15
new or emerging technologies from research, development, and demonstration to 16
(L) "Retail electric cooperative" has the meaning given in s. 16.957 (1) (t).
(n) "Wholesale supplier" has the meaning given in s. 16.957 (1) (w).
(o) "Wholesale supply percentage" has the meaning given in s. 16.957 (1) (x).
20(2) Energy efficiency and renewable resource programs.
1. The energy utilities in this state shall collectively establish and fund 22
statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs. The energy utilities 23
shall contract, on the basis of competitive bids, with one or more persons to develop 24
and administer the programs. The utilities may not execute a contract under this 25
subdivision unless the commission has approved the contract. The commission shall
require each energy utility to spend the amount required under sub. (3) (b) 2. to fund 2
statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource programs.
2. The purpose of the programs under this paragraph shall be to help achieve 4
environmentally sound and adequate energy supplies at reasonable cost, consistent 5
with the commission's responsibilities under s. 196.025 (1) (ar) and the utilities' 6
obligations under this chapter. The programs shall include, at a minimum, all of the 7
a. Components to address the energy needs of residential, commercial, 9
agricultural, institutional, and industrial energy users and local units of 10
b. Components to reduce the energy costs incurred by local units of government 12
and agricultural producers, by increasing the efficiency of energy use by local units 13
of government and agricultural producers. The commission shall ensure that not 14
less than 10 percent of the moneys utilities are required to spend under subd. 1. or 15
sub. (3) (b) 2. is spent annually on programs under this subdivision except that, if the 16
commission determines that the full amount cannot be spent on cost-effective 17
programs for local units of government and agricultural producers, the commission 18
shall ensure that any surplus funds be spent on programs to serve commercial, 19
institutional, and industrial customers. A local unit of government that receives 20
assistance under this subd. 2. b. shall apply all costs savings realized from the 21
assistance to reducing the property tax levy.
c. Initiatives and market strategies that address the needs of individuals or 23
businesses facing the most significant barriers to creation of or participation in 24
markets for energy efficient products that the individual or business manufactures 25
or sells or energy efficiency services that the individual or business provides.
d. Initiatives for research and development regarding the environmental and 2
economic impacts of energy use in this state.
3. The commission may not require an energy utility to administer or fund any 4
energy efficiency or renewable resource program that is in addition to the programs 5
required under subd. 1. and any ordered program of the utility. This subdivision does 6
not limit the authority of the commission to enforce an energy utility's obligations 7
under s. 196.378.
(b) Utility-administered programs.
1. An energy utility may, with commission 9
approval, administer or fund one or more energy efficiency programs that is limited 10
to, as determined by the commission, large commercial, industrial, institutional, or 11
agricultural customers in its service territory. An energy utility shall pay for a 12
program under this subdivision with a portion of the amount required under sub. (3) 13
(b) 2., as approved by the commission. The commission may not order an energy 14
utility to administer or fund a program under this subdivision.
2. An energy utility may, with commission approval, administer or fund an 16
energy efficiency or renewable resource program that is in addition to the programs 17
required under par. (a) or authorized under subd. 1. The commission may not order 18
an energy utility to administer or fund a program under this subdivision.
3. An energy utility that administers or funds a program under subd. 1. or 2. 20
or an ordered program may request, and the commission may approve, to modify or 21
discontinue, in whole or in part, the ordered program. An energy utility may request 22
the establishment, modification, or discontinuation of a program under subd. 1. or 23
2. at any time and shall request the modification or discontinuation of an ordered 24
program as part of a proceeding under sub. (3) (b) 1.
(c) Large energy customer programs.
A customer of an energy utility may, with 2
commission approval, administer and fund its own energy efficiency programs if the 3
customer satisfies the definition of a large energy customer for any month in the 12 4
months preceding the date of the customer's request for approval. A customer may 5
request commission approval at any time. A customer that funds a program under 6
this paragraph may deduct the amount of the funding from the amount the energy 7
utility may collect from the customer under sub. (5) (b). If the customer deducts the 8
amount of the funding from the amount the energy utility may collect from the 9
customer under sub. (5) (b), the energy utility shall credit the amount of the funding 10
against the amount the energy utility is required to spend under sub. (3) (b) 2.
11(3) Commission duties.
(a) In general.
The commission shall have oversight 12
of programs under sub. (2). The commission shall maximize coordination of program 13
delivery, including coordination between programs under subs. (2) (a) 1., (b) 1. and 14
2., and (c) and (7), ordered programs, low-income weatherization programs under s. 15
16.957, renewable resource programs under s. 196.378, and other energy efficiency 16
or renewable resource programs. The commission shall cooperate with the 17
department of natural resources to ensure coordination of energy efficiency and 18
renewable resource programs with air quality programs and to maximize and 19
document the air quality improvement benefits that can be realized from energy 20
efficiency and renewable resource programs.
(b) Programs and funding.
1. At least every 4 years, after notice and 22
opportunity to be heard, the commission shall, by order, evaluate the energy 23
efficiency and renewable resource programs under sub. (2) (a) 1., (b) 1. and 2., and 24
(c) and ordered programs and set or revise goals, priorities, and measurable targets 25
for the programs. The commission shall give priority to programs that moderate the
growth in electric and natural gas demand and usage, facilitate markets and assist 2
market providers to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency, promote energy 3
reliability and adequacy, avoid adverse environmental impacts from the use of 4
energy, and promote rural economic development.
2. The commission shall require each energy utility to spend 1.2 percent of its 6
annual operating revenues to fund the utility's programs under sub. (2) (b) 1., the 7
utility's ordered programs, and the utility's share of the statewide energy efficiency 8
and renewable resource programs under sub. (2) (a) 1. Subject to approval under 9
subd. 3., the commission may require each energy utility to spend a larger percentage 10
of its annual operating revenues to fund these programs. The commission may make 11
such a requirement based on the commission's consideration of all of the following:
a. Studies of potential energy-efficiency improvements that could be made in 13
this state, including at least one study completed within the preceding 2 years that 14
provides a prospective 5-year and 10-year estimate of such potential that is 15