Community Renewables Energy Act of 2012
Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander, Chairperson of the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs, announces a public hearing on Bill 19-715: Community Renewables Energy Act of 2012. The public hearing will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Room 412 of John A. Wilson Building.
Bill 19-715 has been referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The stated purpose of Bill 19-715 is to amend the Retail Electric Competition and Consumer Protection Act of 1999 to allow for the creation of Community Energy Generation Facilities; to allow retail customers whose meters are within the District of Columbia to subscribe to a Community Energy Generating Facility; to allow for the establishment of Subscriber Organizations to benefically own or operate Community Energy Generating Facilities for Subscribers; and to allow for the electricity generated by a Community Energy Generating Facility to be credited to its Subscribers in order to offset Subscribers' electricty bills via Net Metering.
Those who wish to testify should register online or contact Ms. Rayna Smith, Legislative Counsel, at (202) 741-2111 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Wednesday, June 13th, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Ms. Rayna Smith, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2012.