(the following is largely excerpted from an e-mail announcement by Steve Weiss of BPA)
The public comment period on the "Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Implementation Proposal" closed Feb. 14, 2011. Since then, BPA has worked to craft the Post-2011 Phase 2 "Response to Public Comment." The following documents detail the program and the decisions made in response to public comments:
- Closeout cover letter from Energy Efficiency Vice President, Mike Weedall.
- "Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Implementation Program" (based on a redlined version of the Implementation Proposal).
- Redlined version of the Implementation Proposal.
The new Program will take effect October 1.
BPA describes the major shift in conservation programs in post 2011 is movement from a BPA designed and directed programs to one in which retail utility customers have more control over program design and execution. In general the program starts with most of BPA’s EE budget (determined by BPA to be sufficient to acquire about 75 percent of BPA’s share of the Council’s target – the rest is assumed to come from utility self-funding) being allocated on a Tier 1 Cost Allocator basis (called the “TOCA”) to each utility. This amount allocated to customers to acquire conservation is called the Energy Efficiency Incentive (EEI).
NEEC will be scheduling an industry webinar for members to learn more about this BPA decision.