PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BILL 17


Ms. Sonia Furstenau to move, in Committee of the Whole, on


Bill 17


Clean Energy Amendment Act, 2020


to amend as follows:


SECTION 1, by deleting the text shown as struck out and adding the underlined text as shown:


1 Section 1 (1) of the Clean Energy Act, S.B.C. 2010, c. 22, is amended


(a) in the definition of “acquire” by striking out “used in relation to the authority” and substituting “in sections 7, 12 and 15”,

(b) by adding the following definitions:


“clean electricity” means electricity generated from a renewable non-fossilized resource, including biomass, biogas, geothermal heat, hydro, solar, ocean and wind;

(a) generated from a clean resource, or

(b) deemed under the regulations to be clean electricity;

“clean resource” means a prescribed resource;

“compliance period” means a prescribed period; ,


(c) by repealing the definition of “electricity self-sufficiency”, and


(d) by adding the following definitions:


“grid-connected customer” means a person in British Columbia who receives service through a direct or indirect connection to the British Columbia electrical transmission grid, other than a person in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality;


“regulated person” means


(a) the authority,

(b) a prescribed public utility or class of public utilities, or

(c) a prescribed person or class of persons who deliver electricity to grid-connected customers;


SECTION 8, by deleting the text shown as struck out and adding the underlined text as shown:


8 Section 37 is amended


(a) by adding the following paragraphs:


(a.1) for the purposes of the definition of “clean electricity” in section 1 (1), deeming electricity delivered under any of the following to be clean electricity:

(i) a specified contract or class of contracts;

(ii) a specified rate or class of rates;

(iii) a specified international agreement;

(a.2) a regulation made under paragraph (a.1) may prescribe that of the electricity delivered, a specified percentage is deemed to be clean electricity;

(a.3) prescribing resources for the purposes of the definition of “clean resource” in section 1 (1);

(a.4)(a.1) prescribing a period for the purposes of the definition of “compliance period” in section 1 (1);

(a.5)(a.2) prescribing public utilities, classes of public utilities, persons and classes of persons for the purposes of the definition of “regulated person” in section 1 (1); ,


(b) in paragraph (c) by striking outsections 6 and 13” and substituting “section 13”, and


(c) by adding the following paragraphs:

(j) prescribing requirements for the purposes of section 19.1;

(k) prescribing matters that must be addressed in a report prepared under section 19.2 (1);

(l) for the purposes of section 19.2 (2), prescribing requirements respecting the preparation, verification and submission of reports, including, without limitation, the following:

(i) respecting the form and content of reports;

(ii) respecting who may conduct verifications;

(iii) respecting the conduct of verifications;

(iv) requiring reports or statements in relation to verifications, and respecting the form and content of those reports and statements;

(v) respecting the dates by which reports must be submitted to the minister.

____________________________ Ms. Sonia Furstenau



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