IMPORTANT PENNSYLVANIA ACT 129 PHASE TWO UPDATE:
On March 01, 2012 the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) issued a secretarial letter
seeking comments on the future of energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) programs established under Act 129 of 2008.The current EE&C plans are valid through 2013. By initiating this planning process well in advance of 2013, the Commission intends to facilitate a smooth transition to minimize any possible program lapses if the decision is made to move into the second phase of the program. The secretarial letter asks interested parties to comment on:
§ The proposed timeline for assessing the need for Phase II;
§ The length of a potential Phase II;
§ Inclusion and structure of a demand response curtailment program;
§ Aligning electric distribution company targets & funding using dollars/MWh of expected reductions;
§ Inclusion of a reduction target carve-out for government, educational, & non-profit sector, & suggestions on structure;
§ Inclusion of a low-income sector carve-out;
§ Program design issues; and,
§ Other transition issues.
Comments are due by April 17, 2012.
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