Sacramento, CA - California Governor Jerry Brown signed RNG Coalition-sponsored bill AB 3187 (Tim Grayson) today at the state Capitol. The bill requires the California Public Utilities Commission, by no later than July 1, 2019, to open a proceeding to consider funding biomethane interconnection infrastructure through a gas corporation's utility rates.
“Renewable natural gas has many environmental advantages because it can replace fossil sources of natural gas in homes and businesses,” said Assemblymember Grayson. “This legislation will help equip biomethane producers and utilities to further integrate this clean energy technology in order to meet California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.”
"With California's organic waste diversion and methane reduction mandates fast approaching, it is critical that we consider policies now to enable the development of renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities in California," said Nina Kapoor, RNG Coalition Director of State Government Affairs. "AB 3187 directs the CPUC to consider addressing the single largest cost barrier – interconnection costs - and enables the industry to invest in and construct RNG facilities to lead us to meet our climate change goals. The RNG Coalition looks forward to the opportunity to advocate for increased interconnection incentives before the California Public Utilities Commission next year."