The Commission is actively involved in the implementation process for Act 129 of 2008. On Oct. 15, 2008, Governor Rendell signed HB 2200 into law as Act 129 of 2008, with an effective date of Nov. 14, 2008. The Act expands the Commission’s oversight responsibilities and imposes new requirements on electric distribution companies (EDCs), with the overall goal of reducing energy consumption and demand.
- House Bill 2200 - Act 129 of 2008 Bill
The Act adds several new sections to, and amends several existing sections of the Public Utility Code. The Commission will implement the Act in phases. The first phase will deal with the Commission’s obligation to adopt an energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) program by Jan. 15, 2009. Subsequent phases of the Commission’s Act 129 implementation process will address EDC and default service provider responsibilities; conservation service providers; smart meter technology; time-of-use rates; real-time pricing plans; default service procurement; market misconduct; alternative energy sources; and cost recovery.
Act 129 Sections
Act 129 Statewide Evaluator
The PUC sought a Statewide Evaluator Contract to evaluate the energy efficiency and conservation programs required by the Act 129 of 2008.
Conservation Service Providers
Information and comments regarding the requirements of Conservation Service Providers.
Default Service Regulations Rulemaking
Rulemaking proceeding to consider amendments to the default service regulations so that the regulations are consistent with Act 129.
Electric Distribution Company Act 129 Reporting
Act 129 program performance quarterly and annual reports filed by the EDCs per Commission directives.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program
Act 129 directed electric distribution companies with at least 100,000 customers to develop and file efficiency and conservation plans.
Smart Meter Technology
Requirements for EDCs with greater than 100,000 customers to submit a smart meter technology procurement and installation plan.
Technical Reference Manual
Standards for measuring and verifying applicable DSM/EE measures used by EDCs to meet the Act 129 targets.
Total Resource Cost Test
The Total Resource Cost (TRC) test analyzes the costs and benefits of the energy efficiency and conservation plans.
Training Certifications for Weatherization Installations & Audits
Comments on the current training required by EDCs and NGDCs.
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Issues, Laws & Regulations
- Electronic Data Exchange
- Section 1329 Applications
- AEPS Act
- Act 13 Impact Fee
- Act 127 (Pipeline Act)
- Port Authority Act 61
- Right to Know Policies and Procedures
- Act 120 of 2018 Working Group
- Electricity Issues
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- Verizon PA and Verizon North Joint Petition for Reclassification
- Global Telephone Order
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- En Banc Hearing on Implementation of Supplier Consolidated Billing
- Electric Retail Markets
- Electric Competition Law
- EDC Service Outage Response Reports
- Demand Side Response
- Chapter 56 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Chapter 27 Railroad
- American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
- Alternative Ratemaking Methodologies
- Advanced Metering
- Conservation Service Providers
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program
- Electric Distribution Company Act 129 Reporting
- Act 129 Statewide Evaluator (SWE)
- Technical Reference Manual
- Total Resource Cost Test
- Training Certifications for Weatherization Installations & Audits
- Smart Meter Technology Procurement and Installation
- Default Service Regulations Rulemaking
- Provider of Last Resort
- Triennial Review Order
- System Improvement Charges Act 11 of 2012
- Rules Governing Termination, Reconnections, Payments, Cash Deposits
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- Policies to Mitigate Potential Electricity Price Increases
- Natural Gas Competition
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