Oklahoma Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy:

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Renewable energy portfolio standard: 17 Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 22-801

Hydraulic fracturing: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 165:10-3-10

Trade secrets: Uniform Trade Secrets Act, 78 OSA 85 to 94, and OAC 165:10-3-10

Regulatory Agency

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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.

State Requirements

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

HB 3028

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:

  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Photovoltaic
  • Hydropower
  • Hydrogen
  • Geothermal
  • 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 ...

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