Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program

Phase III

The Commission has been charged with the responsibility to evaluate the costs and benefits of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program (EE&C Program) by November 30, 2013, and every five years thereafter.  66 Pa. C.S. §2806.1(c)(3).  The Commission must adopt additional incremental reductions in consumption and peak demand if the benefits of the EE&C Program exceed its costs.  Via its June 11, 2015 Implementation Order, the Commission adopted additional incremental reductions in consumption and peak demand, established the standards each plan must meet and provided guidance on the procedures to be followed for submittal, review and approval of all aspects of the EE&C plans for Phase III of the program.

EDC Contacts

EDC Contact Information - List of electric distribution company contacts for Act 129 Phase III Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans.

Orders

Phase III Clarification Order - From the Public Meeting of August 20, 2015 at Docket No. M-2014-2424864.

Phase III Final Implementation Order - The Act 129 Phase III EE&C Program Final Implemenation Order. From the Public Meeting of June 11, 2015. Docket No. M-2014-2424864.

Phase III Tentative Implementation Order - The Act 129 Phase III EE&C Program Tentative Implementation Order. From the Public Meeting of March 11, 2015. Docket No. M-2014-2424864.

Comments (click to show)

Reply Comments (click to show)


Secretarial Letters

Act 129 Phase III

Duquesne Light Co. - Docket No. M-2015-2515375

Metropolitan Edison Co. (Met-Ed) - Docket No. M-2015-2514767

Pennsylvania Electric Co. (Penelec) - Docket No. M-2015-2514768

Pennsylvania Power Co. (Penn Power) - Docket No. M-2015-2514769

West Penn Power Co. - Docket No. M-2015-2514772

PECO Energy Co. - Docket No. M-2015-2515691

PPL Electric Utilities - Docket No. M-2015-2515642

Multifamily Housing Meeting Secretarial Letter – Regarding participation of multifamily dwellings in the Act 129 EE&C Program.  A stakeholder meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2015, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM, in Harrisburg.

Proposed Act 129 Phase III EE&C Plan Template - On July 21, 2015, the Commission issued a Secretarial Letter (Docket Number M-2014-2424864) releasing for comment its proposed template for the EDCs’ Act 129 Phase III EE&C Plans.

Release of Act 129 Potential Studies & Stakeholder Meeting Announcement Secretarial Letter – On February 27, 2015, the Commission issued a Secretarial Letter (Docket Number M-2014-2424864) releasing the Statewide Evaluator’s Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Market Potential Studies.  The Letter also announced a stakeholder meeting to be held on April 8, 2015, in Harrisburg.

  • Revised Agenda - Revised March 30, 2015. Act 129 Statewide Evaluator Energy Efficiency & Demand Response Market Potential Studies Stakeholder Meeting on Wednesday, April 8.

Act 129 EE&C Program Phase III - On October 23, 2014, the Commission issued a Secretarial Letter (Docket Number M-2014-2424864) seeking comments on a number of important topics that are instrumental in designing and implementing a potential Phase III of the Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program.  The Secretarial Letter also announced that Commission staff will hold a stakeholder meeting on December 2, 2014, to allow interested parties to discuss views on possible timeline issues, additional planning and implementation, as well as to begin a dialogue about the potential energy reduction targets for Phase III.

Stakeholder Meeting Agenda - The Meeting Agenda for December 2, 2014 meeting on Act 129 EE&C Program Phase III.

TimeLine

Act 129 EE&C Phase III Tentative Planning Timeline - Updated March 30, 2015. This timeline is tentative and is a work product of the Commission's Bureau of Technical Utilities Services' staff.  It is not binding on the Commission or its staff and is meant to provide stakeholders with a general overview of the schedule for the implementation of Act 129 EE&C Phase III, to begin June 1, 2016.

 

Phase II

The Commission has also been charged with the responsibility to evaluate the costs and benefits of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program (EE&C Program) by November 30, 2013, and every five years thereafter.  66 Pa. C.S. §2806.1(c)(3).  The Commission must adopt additional incremental reductions in consumption if the benefits of the EE&C Program exceed its costs.  Via its August 2, 2012 Implementation Order, the Commission adopted additional incremental reductions in consumption, established the standards each plan must meet and provided guidance on the procedures to be followed for submittal, review and approval of all aspects of the EE&C plans for Phase II of the program.

EDC Contact Information - List of electric distribution company contacts for Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans. In accordance with the Implementation Plan.

Petition for Evidentiary Hearings

Consolidated Case View - PECO Petition for Evidentiary Hearing – Submitted Aug. 20, 2012, at Docket No. P-2012-2320334.

Consolidated Case View - PPL Petition for Evidentiary Hearing – Submitted Aug. 20, 2012, at Docket No. P-2012-2320369.

Consolidated Case View - Met-Ed Petition for Evidentiary Hearing – Submitted Aug. 20, 2012, at Docket No. P-2012-2320450.

Consolidated Case View - Penelec Petition for Evidentiary Hearing – Submitted Aug. 20, 2012, at Docket No. P-2012-2320468.

Consolidated Case View - Penn Power Petition for Evidentiary Hearing – Submitted Aug. 20, 2012, at Docket No. P-2012-2320480.

Consolidated Case View - West Penn Power Petition for Evidentiary Hearing – Submitted Aug. 20, 2012, at Docket No. P-2012-2320484.

Orders 

Final Order on Act 129 SWE to Perform a Demand Response Potential Study - From the Public Meeting of February 20, 2014 at Docket No. M-2012-2289411 and M-2008-2069887. Statement by Commissioner Cawley

Peak Demand Cost Effectiveness Determination Tentative Order – Entered Nov. 14, 2013. Docket Nos. M-2012-2289411 and M-2008-2069887.

Act 129 SWE Demand Response Study Final Report - Amended November 1, 2013 – Dated November 1, 2013. Released with the Commission’s Peak Demand Cost Effectiveness Determination Tentative Order at Docket Nos. M-2012-2289411 and M-2008-2069887.

Act 129 EE&C Phase II Implementation Order – Entered Aug. 3, 2012.The Act 129 Phase 2 EE&C Program Implementation Order. From the Public Meeting of August 2, 2012. Docket Nos. M-2012-2289411 and M-2008-2069887.

Tentative Implementation Order  - The Act 129 Phase 2 EEC Program Tentative Implementation Order. From the Public Meeting of May 10, 2012. Docket Nos. M-2012-2289411 and M-2008-2069887. 

Market Potential Study

Appendix 1  - Avoided Costs and General Model Inputs by EDC

Appendix 2  - Residential Sector Data

Appendix 2.2 and 2.3  - Measure Level TRC Rations by EDC and Levelized Costs by EDC

Appendix 3  - Commercial/Industrial Sector Data

Secretarial Letters

2012 Energy Efficiency & Conservation Plan and Template -  The Secretarial Letter and Template at Docket M-2012-2289411.  Dated Sept. 26, 2012.

Secretarial Letter - Regarding the release of the Act 129 Pennsylvania Statewide Electric End Use and Saturation Studies. The Letter also announced a Stakeholders’ Meeting that was held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Docket No. M-2012-2289411. Dated May 8, 2012.

PA Market Potential Study Presentation  - Presented at the Stakeholders Meeting.

Pennsylvania Statewide Residential End-Use and Saturation Study

Pennsylvania Statewide Commercial & Industrial End Use & Saturation Study

Act 129 Energy Efficiency & Conservation Phase 2 Secretarial Letter  – On March 1, 2012, the Commission issued a Secretarial Letter (Docket Number M-2012-2289411) seeking comments on a number of important topics that are instrumental in designing and implementing any future phase of the Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation  Program. (Chairman Powelson Statement  - From the Public Meeting of March 1, 2012.)

Act 129 EE&C Phase 2 - 3/16/12 Stakeholder Meeting Press Release  - Issued February 28, 2012. Commission staff convened an Act 129 Stakeholder meeting on March 16, 2012, to allow interested parties to discuss views on possible timeline issues, additional planning and implementation, as well as to begin a dialogue about the potential energy reduction targets for Phase 2 of Act 129 EE&C Programs. Presentation

Act 129 Phase 2 Stakeholders Agenda

Duquesne Light Co. - Docket No. M-2012-2334399

Metropolitan Edison Co. (Met-Ed) - Docket No. M-2012-2334387

Pennsylvania Electric Co. (Penelec) - Docket No. M-2012-2334392

Pennsylvania Power Co. (Penn Power) - Docket No. M-2012-2334395

West Penn Power Co. - Docket No. M-2012-2334398

PECO Energy Co. - Docket No. M-2012-2333992

PPL Electric Utilities - Docket No. M-2012-2334388

 

Phase I

The Commission has been charged by the Pennsylvania General Assembly with establishing an energy efficiency and conservation program (EE&C Program).  The EE&C Program requires each electric distribution company (EDC) with at least 100,000 customers to adopt a plan to reduce energy demand and consumption within its service territory.  66 Pa. C.S. §2806.1.  On January 15, 2009, the Commission adopted an Implementation Order at Docket No. M-2008-2069887 establishing the standards each plan must meet and providing guidance on the procedures to be followed for submittal, review and approval of all aspects of EDC EE&C plans. 

Fact Sheets

Residential Fact Sheet
Business Fact Sheet

Expedited Plan Approval Process Tentative Order

On March 31, 2011, the Commission adopted and released for comment a Tentative Order (Docket No. M-2008-2069887) proposing an expedited process for approval of minor Energy Efficiency and Conservation plan changes. Comments were due April 21, 2011 with reply comments due May 2, 2011.

West Penn Power Co. - Docket No. M-2009-2093218

Duquesne Light Co. - Docket No. M-2009-2093217

Metropolitan Edison Co. (Met-Ed) - Docket No. M-2009-2092222

Pennsylvania Electric Co. (Penelec) - Docket No. M-2009-2112952

Pennsylvania Power Co. (Penn Power) - Docket No. M-2009-2112956

PECO Energy Co. - Docket No. M-2009-2093215

PPL Electric Utilities - Docket No. M-2009-2093216

Act 129 Phase I Compliance Determination Order - The EDCs’ compliance with the Phase I energy efficiency and peak demand reduction targets.  From the Public Meeting of March 20, 2014 at Docket No. M-2012-2289411 and M-2008-2069887.

Act 129 Statewide Evaluator Phase I Final Annual Report -  From the Public Meeting of March 20, 2014 at Docket No. M-2012-2289411 and M-2008-2069887.

Reconsideration Order - The Commission denied the Energy Association of Pennsylvania's petition for reconsideration and granted the Industrial Energy Consumers of PA's petition for clarification at the May 28, 2009, Public Meeting. Docket No. M-2008-2069887.

Implementation Order - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program Implementation Order -- Adopted at January 15, 2009, Public Meeting. Entered January 16, 2009. Docket No. M-2008-2069887.

Secretarial Letter - The PUC has circulated the draft staff proposal and additional questions for comment from interested parties. Dated November 26, 2008. Docket No. M-2008-2069887.

Secretarial Letter - Extension of Comment Period for Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Program and EDC Plans. Dated October 28, 2008. Docket No. M-2008-2069887.

Secretarial Letter - Letter soliciting comments regarding the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Program and EDC Plans. Dated October 21, 2008. Docket No. M-2008-2069887.

Press Release - PUC announces a Working Group Meeting to discuss the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program on Dec. 10, 2008. Dated Nov. 14, 2008. Docket No. M-2008-2069887.