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SB 47 - Energy Management Program - Utah Key Vote

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Title: Energy Management Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes an electrical energy efficiency program for all energy customers unless a customer chooses to opt out of the program.

Highlights:

-Defines a "direct load control program" as an energy efficient program that allows an electrical corporation to interrupt a customer's electrical load, through use of a load control device, during a period of high demand or incremental cost by directly controlling a customer's appliance or equipment (Sec. 1). -Authorizes direct load control programs to require the participation of all customers, so long as a customer may choose to opt out of the program (Sec. 1). -Requires customers to be informed of the following before a load control device is installed (Sec. 1):

    -The nature of the program, including how and under what circumstances it will be applied and the electrical corporation's responsibility to install, operate, and maintain the device; -The way customers may opt out of the program; and -The proposed installation date.
-Authorizes an electrical corporation to recover all costs incurred for the program, including, but not limited to, by establishing a tariff approved by the Public Service Commission (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the Public Service Commission to approve a credit against program charges for a customer if the customer meets the following (Sec. 1):
    -The customer implements or has implemented their own electric energy efficiency measures at the customer’s expense; and -The customer qualifies for the credit under criteria established by the commission.
-This is a substitute bill sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van Tassell.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Energy Management Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes an electrical energy efficiency program for all energy customers unless a customer chooses to opt out of the program.

Highlights:

-Defines a "direct load control program" as an energy efficient program that allows an electrical corporation to interrupt a customer's electrical load, through use of a load control device, during a period of high demand or incremental cost by directly controlling a customer's appliance or equipment (Sec. 1). -Authorizes direct load control programs to require the participation of all customers, so long as a customer may choose to opt out of the program (Sec. 1). -Requires customers to be informed of the following before a load control device is installed (Sec. 1):

    -The nature of the program, including how and under what circumstances it will be applied and the electrical corporation's responsibility to install, operate, and maintain the device; -The way customers may opt out of the program; and -The proposed installation date.
-Authorizes an electrical corporation to recover all costs incurred for the program, including, but not limited to, by establishing a tariff approved by the Public Service Commission (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the Public Service Commission to approve a credit against program charges for a customer if the customer meets the following (Sec. 1):
    -The customer implements or has implemented their own electric energy efficiency measures at the customer’s expense; and -The customer qualifies for the credit under criteria established by the commission.
-This is a substitute bill sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van Tassell.

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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