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Renewable Energy - Offshore Wind Projects - Distance Requirements

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Delegate Adams


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters

Synopsis:Altering from between 10 to 30 to not less than 26 nautical miles the distances required of certain qualified offshore wind projects from the State shoreline; prohibiting the Public Service Commission from approving certain offshore wind projects unless certain wind turbines are installed; requiring certain wind turbines to be installed in a certain manner for certain purposes; excluding from the calculation of certain ORECs the generation or capacity of certain wind turbines; requiring the Commission to enter a certain order; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Adams, Arentz, Aumann, Carozza, S. Howard, Jacobs, W. Miller, and Otto
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB1058
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2018
Economic Matters  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Utility Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Alternative Energy Sources
Public Service Commission
Weights and Measures
Statutes:Article - Public Utilities
(7-701, 7-704.1, 7-704.2)

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March 9, 2018 1:57 P.M.