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HB21-1238

Public Utilities Commission Modernize Gas Utility Demand-side Management Standards

Concerning the modernization of gas energy efficiency programs.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
Energy
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

The bill updates the methods used to determine the cost-effectiveness of demand-side management (DSM) programs of public utilities selling natural gas at retail, including requiring that the calculation of future benefits reflects the avoided costs to ratepayers resulting from reduced consumption of natural gas. The bill specifies that the calculation must be based on reliable estimates and published scientific data and must include methane emissions. In addition, the bill adds savings targets and budget control mechanisms to the approval process for gas DSM programs, paralleling the existing process that applies to electric DSM programs.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Bernett
Sen. C. Hansen

Sponsor

Rep. C. Kennedy

Co-sponsor

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