Renewable energy projects; DEQ develop a permit by rule for construction of electrial facilities. (SB1194)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Small renewable energy projects. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to develop a permit by rule for the construction and operation of electrical generation facilities that have a maximum capacity of 100 megawatts and that generate electricity only from sunlight, wind, falling water, sustainable biomass, energy from waste, municipal solid waste, wave motion, tides, or geothermal power. A small renewable energy project for which such a permit by rule has been issued will be exempt from requirements that the State Corporation Commission permit its construction and operation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096657300
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2009Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/09/2009Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1347-Wagner) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2175.