Nevada bill would allow gas utilities to engage in RNG activities

By Erin Voegele | February 20, 2019

Legislation recently introduced in Nevada would require the state’s Public Utilities Commission to adopt regulations authorizing natural gas utilities to engage in renewable natural gas (RNG) activities.

The bill, S.B. 154, would allow natural gas utilities buy and distribute biogas. The legislation would also allow these utilities to take additional actions, such as operating or investing in an RNG facility, or contracting with an RNG producer to build and operate a plant.

The legislation was introduced Feb. 13 by State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson and referred to the Committee on Growth and Infrastructure.

If signed into law, the bill aims to become effective on July 1, 2019.

Additional information, including a full copy of S.B. 154, is available on the Nevada Legislature website.