HB 312 Electric and natural gas utilities; energy efficiency programs.
R. Lee Ware, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as introduced:
Utility energy efficiency programs.  Provides that an energy efficiency program proposed by an electric utility is in the public interest if the net present value of the benefits exceeds the net present value of the costs as determined by any three of four benefit cost tests. The four tests to be considered are the Total Resource Cost Test, the Utility Cost Test (also referred to as the Program Administrator Test), the Participant Test, and the Ratepayer Impact Measure Test. An electric utility's energy efficiency program may be deemed to be in the public interest if it provides measurable and verifiable energy savings to low-income customers or elderly customers. The current standard for what constitutes a cost-effective conservation and energy efficiency program conducted by a natural gas utility is revised to conform to these new provisions for electric utilities. Finally, the measure expands the definition of "energy efficiency program" with regard to electric utilities to include customer engagement programs that result in measurable and verifiable energy savings that lead to efficient use patterns and practices.

Full text:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100639D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100639D
01/10/12  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/12  House: Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor by voice vote