Demand Side Response

En Banc Hearing

En Banc Hearing - The PUC held a special public hearing Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, on alternative energy resources, energy conservation and efficiency, and demand side response (DSR) tools and programs to assist consumers. Docket No. M-00061984.

DSR Working Group Meetings

The Demand Side Response Working Group, which was originally created in 2001, was recently reconvened by Commission order. By that order, the Commission initiated an investigation into reasonable, cost-effective programs that electric distribution companies, electric generation suppliers, energy services providers and other stakeholders can implement to help retail electric customers conserve energy or use it more efficiently. This investigation is also to include an analysis of needed advanced metering infrastructure and appropriate ratemaking mechanisms that may remove any barriers to the development of energy efficiency, conservation and demand side response.

Commission Order - The order, dated Sept. 28, 2006, reconvenes the DSR Working Group. Docket No. M-00061984.

DSR Working Group Report - Report on Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Response, and Advance Metering Infrastructure that was prepared by the DSR Working Group. Released June 6, 2007. Docket No. M-00061984.

Next Meeting

The entire Working Group is planning to meet on Feb. 23, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hearing Room 1, Keystone Building, Harrisburg. A proposed outline of the Working Group Report will be discussed. We also will discuss the information that has been gathered by the subgroups.

Working Group Report Draft Outline - Proposed outline to be discussed at the Feb. 23, 2007, meeting.

Draft DSR Working Group Report - Released April 13, 2007.

Comments - Submitted April 30, 2007.

The Cost Recovery/Revenue Decoupling subgroup will meet after the Feb. 23, 2007, Working Group meeting, starting around 1:30 p.m. You will receive more details about the subgroup meeting from Paul Diskin.

Working Group Updates

NY State Research and Development Authority presentation and the Austin Energy presentation from the Feb. 9, 2007 conference call

Update of Feb. 1, 2007 - An update on the activities of the DSR Working Group.

Information - From the Jan. 19, 2007, DSR meeting. Available at this link you will find the meeting's agenda, a list of potential panelists as well as audio of the meeting.

Meeting of Nov. 16, 2006 - The recap of the inaugural meeting of the newly-reconvened DSR Working Group.

DSR Subgroups/Structure

Following the initial meeting, Commission staff created four subgroups, including Consumer Education, Programs, Advanced Metering and Cost Recovery, and established a plan for moving forward with this group. The plan outlines overall objectives, explains the process that will be followed, describes the structure that will be used, and sets forth the timeline for the Working Group.

Summary of Existing DSR Programs (by Company) - Electric Distribution Companies submitted summaries of existing DSR programs.

DSR Working Group Plan - Dated Dec. 7, 2006.

Subgroup Proposed Summaries of Programs - Various groups submitted summaries of programs relating to DSR.

Metering Subgroup Proposed Summaries of Programs - Various groups submitted summaries of metering programs relating to DSR.

Revenue Decoupling

Presentations - At the Revenue Decoupling meeting held on December 8, 2006, four presentations were given.

DSR Background

2004 Reports

Each subgroup developed a report for review.