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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-574



2016 Total Resource Cost (TRC) Test; Doc. No. M-2015-2468992

[45 Pa.B. 1585]
[Saturday, March 28, 2015]

 On March 11, 2015, at Doc. No. M-2015-2468992, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) entered a Tentative Order (2016 TRC Test Tentative Order)1 to establish a total resource cost test (2016 TRC Test) for benefit/cost analyses if the Commission adopts2 a third phase of the Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program.3

 The 2016 TRC Test Tentative Order calls for comments on proposed adjustments to the TRC Test methodology previously adopted for use during the first two phases of the Act 129 EE&C Program. The 2016 TRC Test, if adopted, would be applicable during the third phase of the Act 129 EE&C Program that, if implemented, would begin on June 1, 2016.

 Parties may file comments to the 2016 TRC Test Tentative Order or reply comments, or both. Parties that respond to Commissioner Cawley's statement should incorporate their responses into their comments. Comments are due within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Reply comments are due within 45 days of the publication of this notice. Comments and reply comments must reference Doc. No. M-2015-2468992 and may be filed either electronically through the Commission's e-File System4 or by mail addressed to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Attention: Secretary, P. O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265.

 Questions regarding technical issues related to the 2016 TRC Test should be directed to Scott Gebhardt, Bureau of Technical Utility Services, (717) 425-2860, Questions regarding legal and process issues related to the 2016 TRC Test should be directed to Louise Fink Smith, Esq., Law Bureau, (717) 787-8866, Electronic copies of the comments and reply comments, in Word®-compatible format, should be provided to Scott Gebhardt and Louise Fink Smith when the documents are filed.

 Additionally, the Commission will hold an Act 129 stakeholder meeting to provide an opportunity for a question-and-answer session with the Statewide Evaluator relative to baseline and market potential studies cited in the Act 129 Phase III Implementation Tentative Order and in the 2016 TRC Test Tentative Order. The meeting will be held on April 8, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room 1, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17120.5


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-574. Filed for public inspection March 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]


1  The 2016 TRC Test Tentative Order is on the Commission's web site at Final Version of TRC Tentative Order. Commissioner Cawley's Statement is at

2  See Notice regarding the Act 129 Phase III Implementation Tentative Order, Doc. No. M-2014-2424864 (March 11, 2015). That Tentative Order proposes implementation of an Act 129 Phase III with consumption and demand reductions for each electric distribution company (EDC) subject to Act 129. It is at Commissioner Witmer's Statement is at

3  66 Pa.C.S. § 2806.1 (relating to energy efficiency and conservation program).

4  See

5  The Secretarial Letter announcing the stakeholder meeting and providing an agenda is at

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