(a) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, which establish procedures to determine the manner in which capacity needs of electric public service companies may be met through the provision of electricity conservation and demand management measures by private power providers, in addition to or in lieu of electricity generation facilities and to determine the monitoring and evaluation plans to be employed in documenting the demand and energy savings achieved, including, where practicable and cost-effective, impact measurement methods implemented through metering arrangements, with appropriate adjustment for weather normalization and other factors influencing usage levels. In adopting and implementing said regulations, the authority shall take into account state energy policy, pursuant to section 16a-35k.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-243f
- Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
- Electricity conservation or demand management measures: means the provision pursuant to this section and section 16-243f and regulations and orders adopted hereunder by a private power provider to an electric public service company or its customers of equipment or services or both designed to conserve electricity or to manage electricity load. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-243b
- Private power provider: means any person, firm, corporation, nonprofit corporation, limited liability company, governmental entity, or other entity, including any public service company, holding company, or subsidiary, which provides energy conservation or demand management measures pursuant to section 16-243f and regulations and orders issued hereunder, which replace the need for electricity generating capacity that electric public service companies would otherwise require. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-243b
- Public service company: includes electric distribution, gas, telephone, pipeline, sewage, water and community antenna television companies and holders of a certificate of cable franchise authority, owning, leasing, maintaining, operating, managing or controlling plants or parts of plants or equipment, but shall not include towns, cities, boroughs, any municipal corporation or department thereof, whether separately incorporated or not, a private power producer, as defined in section 16-243b, or an exempt wholesale generator, as defined in 15 USC 79z-5a. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
(b) A private power provider may offer to provide electricity conservation or demand management measures to an electric public service company pursuant to section 16-243b and this section and the regulations adopted under subsection (a) of this section. The authority shall review and evaluate such proposals based on the factors specified in said regulations, and after notice and a hearing, render a determination as to the feasibility of the proposed electricity conservation and demand management measures. The authority may, in accordance with such regulations, order an electric public service company to enter into an agreement with a private power provider where the private power provider would furnish electricity conservation or demand management measures to the electric public service company or its customers.