LD 334
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
LR 1405
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Change the Definition of "Renewable Capacity Resource"

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §3210, sub-§2, ¶B-3,  as amended by PL 2015, c. 220, §1, is further amended to read:

B-3. "Renewable capacity resource" means a source of electrical generation:

(1) Whose total power production capacity does not exceed 100 megawatts and relies on one or more of the following:

(a) Fuel cells;

(b) Tidal power;

(c) Solar arrays and installations;

(d) Geothermal installations;

(e) Hydroelectric generators that meet all state and federal fish passage requirements applicable to the generator;

(f) Biomass generators that are fueled by wood, wood waste or landfill gas; or

(g) Anaerobic digestion of by-products of waste from animals or agricultural crops, food or vegetative material, algae or organic refuse; or

(h) Generators fueled by municipal solid waste in conjunction with recycling; or

(2) That relies on wind power installations.


This bill aligns the definition of "renewable capacity resource" with that of "renewable resource" in the laws governing renewable energy by adding generators fueled by municipal solid waste in conjunction with recycling to the definition of "renewable capacity resource."

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