2021 Total Resource Cost (TRC) Test; Doc. No. M-2019-3006868
[49 Pa.B. 6038]
[Saturday, October 12, 2019]
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) was charged by the General Assembly with establishing an energy efficiency and conservation program. 66 Pa.C.S. § 2806.1 (relating to energy efficiency and conservation program). The Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program requires each electric distribution company with at least 100,000 customers to adopt a plan to reduce energy demand and consumption within its service territory. The Commission is in the process of planning for a potential Phase IV of Act 129 at Doc. No. M-2019-3006866.1 The 2021 Technical Reference Manual for a potential Phase IV is being addressed at Doc. No. M-2019-30026867.
The Commission was also charged with the responsibility to evaluate the costs and benefits of the EE&C Program every 5 years. 66 Pa.C.S. § 2806.1(c)(3). The 2021 Total Resource Cost (TRC) Test (2021 TRC Test) for a potential Phase IV is being addressed at Doc. No. M-2019-3006868. On September 19, 2021, the Commission entered for public comment the 2021 TRC Test Tentative Order.2 The 2021 TRC Test Tentative Order proposes adjustments to the TRC Tests that were used in the first three phases.
Interested parties are invited to file comments to the 2021 TRC Test Tentative Order. Comments must reference Doc. Number M-2019-3006868 and are due within 20 days of the publication of this notice. Reply comments are due within 30 days of the publication of this notice. The 2021 TRC Test Tentative Order and all filed comments and reply comments will be available to the public on the Commission's Act 129 Information web page.3 Comments and reply comments may be filed electronically through the Commission's e-File System or by mail addressed to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Attention: Secretary, P.O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265.4
Questions regarding technical issues related to the 2021 TRC Test Tentative Order should be directed to David Edinger, Bureau of Technical Utility Services, (717) 787-3512, email@example.com. Questions regarding legal and process issues related to the 2021 TRC Test Tentative Order should be directed to Louise Fink Smith, Law Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic copies of the comments and reply comments, in Word®-compatible format, should also be provided to David Edinger and Louise Fink Smith when the documents are filed.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1532. Filed for public inspection October 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
1 On February 14, 2019, the Commission released the 2018 PA Statewide Act 129 Residential Baseline Study and the 2018 PA Act 129 Non-Residential Baseline Study. See http://www.puc.pa.gov/filing_resources/issues_laws_regulations/act_129_information/act_129_statewide_evaluator_swe_.aspx.
2 See http://www.puc.state.pa.us//pcdocs/1636986.docx.
3 See http://www.puc.pa.gov/filing_resources/issues_laws_regulations/act_129_information/total_resource_cost_test.aspx.
4 See http://www.puc.pa.gov/filing_resources.aspx for filing instructions.
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