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52 Pa. Code § 58.14. Program measure installation.

§ 58.14. Program measure installation.

 (a)  Installation. Based on the results of the energy survey conducted under §  58.11 (relating to energy survey), a covered utility shall install or arrange for the installation of the following applicable program measures designed to reduce energy bills, usage or demand for space heating, water heating and baseload end uses:

   (1)  For residential space heating customers, applicable program measures may include the installation of insulation, furnace replacement or furnace efficiency modifications, clock thermostats, infiltration measures designed to reduce the flow of air through the building envelope or the repair or replacement of chimneys and service lines.

   (2)  For residential water heating customers, program measures may include the installation of control devices on water heaters or other major appliances, rewiring to permit billing on a time of day or other off-peak rate schedule, the installation of water heater and pipe insulation and devices reducing the flow of hot water in showers, faucets or other equipment.

   (3)  For residential baseload customers, applicable program measures may include lighting efficiency modifications, refrigeration replacements or efficiency improvements, air conditioner replacements or efficiency improvements and other major appliance replacements, retrofits or efficiency improvements.

 (b)  Quality control. A covered utility shall establish effective quality control guidelines and procedures for the installation of program measures. When a contractor is utilized, the covered utility shall schedule post-installation inspections and require a warranty covering workmanship.

 (c)  Inter-utility coordination. Customers of covered gas utilities and covered electric utilities shall have coordinated provision of comprehensive program services.

   (1)  When providing program services a covered gas utility shall address usage of electricity provided by a covered utility through the provision of electric usage reduction education, the installation of efficient lightbulbs, where appropriate, the installation of electric water heater and hot water pipe insulation where the equipment is in unheated areas and the installation of devices to reduce the flow of hot water in showers and faucets.

   (2)  When providing program services, a covered electric utility shall address usage of gas provided by a covered utility through the provision of gas usage reduction education, the installation of gas water heater and hot water pipe insulation where the equipment is in unheated areas and the installation of devices to reduce the flow of hot water in showers and faucets.

   (3)  Covered electric utilities should arrange for the bulk purchase of efficient lightbulbs at their own expense and the distribution of the lightbulbs to covered gas utilities or the gas utilities’ program contractors that are providing program services in the electric utility service territory.

   (4)  A covered utility may choose to absorb in its program budget the labor and materials cost for the water heating treatments they provide under this section. An electric utility choosing not to absorb the costs may choose to bill the covered gas utility for the electric utility’s cost of providing gas water heating treatments. Similarly, a gas utility choosing not to absorb the costs may choose to bill the covered electric utility for the gas utility’s cost of providing electric water heater treatments. Inter-utility billing arrangements shall be stated in a contract between the two utilities which specifies costs to be covered and measures to be installed.

   (5)  Conservation education costs incurred as a result of this section are not to be included in inter-utility billing arrangements.

   (6)  Covered electric utilities shall provide training at their own expense to covered gas utility contractors and inspectors regarding the installation of electric hot water measures and the determination of appropriate installations for efficient lightbulbs. Covered gas utilities shall provide training at their own expense to covered electric utility contractors and inspectors regarding the installation of gas hot water measures.

   (7)  Covered utilities are not required to track or report energy usage data associated with conservation education provided or measures installed under this section.



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