Notice to All Jurisdictional Electric Distribution Companies Subject to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program Requirements at M-2012-2289411 and All Other Interested Parties; 2012 PA Total Resource Cost Test; M-2012-2300653 (August 30, 2012)
[42 Pa.B. 5948]
[Saturday, September 15, 2012]
On August 30, 2012, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission entered a final order relative to the PA Total Resource Cost Test (TRC) requirements for Phase II of Act 129 of 2008, 66 Pa.C.S. § 2806.1 (relating to energy efficiency and conservation program).
The TRC Test was first adopted for use in this Commonwealth during Phase I of Act 129 at M-2009-2108601 on June 30, 2009. It was refined at the same docket on August 2, 2011. The August 30, 2012, order at M-2012-2300653 makes further refinements to the PA TRC Test for use during Phase II of Act 129 that will begin June 1, 2013, and addresses the following topics: Societal Test; PA TRC Test assumptions when used in other proceedings; level at which to measure that PA TRC Test; cost-effectiveness evaluations, reporting results, and timing of PA TRC reports; PA TRC benefits; length of measure life; incentives; incremental costs; avoided costs of supplying electricity; transmission, distribution and capacity costs; end-use adjustments; locational, temporal and zonal differences; avoided operating and maintenance costs in the PA TRC calculation; avoided costs in benefit/cost ratios; fuel switching; AEPS Act and carbon issues; low income calculations; net-to-gross adjustments; and demand response. The order also provides formulae for the PA TRC Test calculations, a glossary of terms and a list of acronyms.
The August 30, 2012, order is posted on the Commission's web site at www.puc.state.pa.us. It may be viewed (and copied for 75¢/page) at the Commission's Secretary's Bureau, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120. This notice is merely a summary of some pertinent provisions of the order and does not contain all of the provisions of the final order or of Act 129. A copy of the 2012 PA TRC Test order was served on the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, the Commission's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, all jurisdictional electric distribution companies subject to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program requirements at M-2012-2289411 and all parties who commented on an earlier tentative order at this docket.
The contact for technical information regarding TRC matters is Laura Fusare Edinger, Executive Policy Specialist, TUS, email@example.com. The Law Bureau contact for TRC matters is Louise Fink Smith, Assistant Counsel, Law Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1839. Filed for public inspection September 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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