Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Oklahoma state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard.
• Administration and enforcement. Oklahoma Corporation Commission is responsible for the implementation of the state's renewable energy portfolio standard. The OCC also is the agency responsible for the regulation of oil and natural gas drilling and production, which includes hydraulic fracturing.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
The Oklahoma Energy Security Act establishes the goal that 15 percent of all installed electricity generation capacity in the state be from renewable energy resources, such as the following, by 2015:
- Biomass, including: —Agricultural crops —Wastes and residues —Wood, animal, and other biodegradable organic wastes —Municipal solid wastes —Landfill gas
- Distributed generation from an eligible renewable energy resource where the generating facility, or an integrated cluster of such facilities, has an installed generating capacity of no more than ...