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52 Pa. Code § 59.81. Periodic reporting requirements for major gas utilities.

§ 59.81. Periodic reporting requirements for major gas utilities.

 (a)  For the purposes of this subchapter, each jurisdictional public utility with sales of 8 billion cubic feet per year or more including transportation volume shall submit to the Commission an annual integrated resource planning report. Except for Form 1A/2A, whose filing date is March 1, an original copy of the report shall be submitted on or before June 1, 1996, and June 1 of successive years. This report shall include a plan that includes the past year’s historical data, program changes, and the next 3-year forecast. One copy of the report shall also be submitted to the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate and the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement. The information contained within the report shall conform to the following requirements:

   (1)  The name and telephone number of persons having knowledge of the matters, and to whom inquiries should be addressed.

   (2)  A forecast of annual and peak day energy demand requirements in million cubic feet displayed by component parts, as indicated in Form-IRP-Gas-1A and Form-IRP-Gas-lB. The load growth projections shall reflect the effects of price elasticity, market-induced conservation, building and appliance efficiency standards and the effects of the utility’s existing and planned conservation and load management activities.

   (3)  A forecast of annual and peak day energy supply resources in million cubic feet indicating sources of presently available and new supplies which the utility estimates will become available displayed by component parts, as indicated in Form-IRP-Gas-2A, a list of contracts for gas transportation, to the reporting utility’s city gate, upstream of the city gate and related to transportation as indicated in Form-IRP-Gas-2B and a list of contracts for gas storage services provided to the reporting utility, as indicated in Form-IRP-Gas-2C.

   (4)  A forecast of the number of customers (year end) displayed by component parts, as indicated in Form-IRP-Gas-3.

   (5)  A summary forecast of annual and peak day energy supply resources and demand requirements in million cubic feet, as indicated in Form-IRP-Gas-4A and Form-IRP-Gas-4B.

   (6)  The data required under paragraphs (1)—(5) shall consist of the past 2 years actual historical data, the current year (both actual and projected) and a 3-year forecast. For the purpose of this section, the term “current year” refers to the year in which the filing is being made.

   (7)  A detailed discussion of the methodologies, data sources and assumptions used in preparing the information required by this section shall be included.

 (b)  The reporting formats referred to in this section are contained in §  59.84 (relating to formats). Annual data shall be submitted on a calendar year basis, January 1 through December 31. If the utility purchases gas on a contract basis other than a calendar year, the contract time interval shall be identified.

 (c)  Annual integrated resource planning reports submitted under subsection (a) shall be accompanied by a summary suitable for public distribution. The summary shall include an implementation plan specifying activities scheduled for the acquisition and development of the resources delineated in the report, which are to take place during the planning period. Utilities shall maintain copies of the summary open for public inspection during normal business hours.

 (d)  Informal sessions may be scheduled for reviewing integrated resource plans and providing an opportunity for interested parties to participate in the review process.


   The provisions of this §  59.81 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504, 523, 1301, 1501 and 1504.


   The provisions of this §  59.81 amended June 23, 2000, effective June 24, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 3172; amended January 10, 2014, effective January 11, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 249. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (285478) and (267665).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  59.82 (relating to Annual Conservation Report).

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