The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today proposed amendments to Rule 25-17.0021, F.A.C., Goals for Electric Utilities, to improve the transparency and efficiency of the goal-setting process, as required by the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA).
Revision highlights include:
- Codifies the statutory requirement that the Commission shall evaluate the technical potential of available measures.
- Clarifies that the estimate of reasonably achievable savings should be based on potential efficiency programs.
- Eliminates duplication of natural gas measures, which have their own separate FEECA goals.
- Requires utilities to develop goals using at least two cost-effectiveness scenarios to provide a broad range of cost and benefit information.
- Requires utilities’ energy efficiency program plans include an annual estimate of the costs to be recovered by customers.
The rule, with proposed amendments in type and strike, can be found here. The amended rule will be filed for adoption with the Department of State if no requests for a hearing or comments from the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee are received and no proposals for a lower regulatory alternative are submitted.
Utilities subject to FEECA include: Florida Power & Light Company; Duke Energy Florida, LLC; Tampa Electric Company, Florida Public Utilities Company; JEA; and Orlando Utilities Commission. FEECA goals for electric utilities were last established by the PSC in 2019 for 2020-2024. Commissioners directed the rule review following approval of utility programs to implement the goals in 2020.
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