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Rulemaking Proceeding to Amend 16 TAC §25.181 and 16 TAC §25.183, and Adopt New 16 TAC §25.182, Relating to Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor

Summary

The proposed amendments to §25.181 remove the cost recovery and performance bonus subsections, require the inclusion of calculations supporting adjustments between meter and source in the energy-efficiency plan and report, clarify that peak demand is to be calculated at the source, address the process to challenge the determination of avoided cost and the approval of changes to the technical reference manual, and include clarifications of rule language and non-substantive amendments, including the removal of obsolete and unnecessary rule language. The proposed new §25.182 includes the cost recovery and performance bonus subsections removed from §25.181, and it amends those subsections to require the application of interest to over- and under-recovery balances, to clarify the bonus calculation based on recent commission precedent, and to incorporate non-substantive amendments including the removal of obsolete and unnecessary rule language. The proposed amendments to §25.183 remove obsolete and unnecessary rule language.

Staff Assigned

William Abbott, Rate Regulation Division, 512-936-7453
william.abbott@puc.texas.gov

Therese Harris, Infrastructure & Reliability Division, 512-936-7378
therese.harris@puc.texas.gov

Kennedy Meier, Legal Division, 512-936-7265
kennedy.meier@puc.texas.gov

Project Schedule

The adopted rule was published in the Texas Register on March 29, 2019, and is effective April 4, 2019.

The proposed rule was published in the Texas Register on December 21, 2018; Comments were due January 10, 2019, and reply comments were due January 17, 2019.

Documents Available

Order Adopting Amendment to §25.181, New §25.182, and Amendment to §25.183 as Approved at the March 13, 2019 Open Meeting

Proposal for Publication of Amendment to §25.181, New §25.182, and Amendment to §25.183 as Approved at the December 7, 2018 Open Meeting