Pennsylvania re-ups conservation mandates for utilities
After months of “will they or won’t they” for Pennsylvania energy nerds, the state’s Public Utility Commission decided to continue mandating utilities to reduce their energy consumption.
The PUC is extending Act 129 into a second phase — from July 1, 2013, to May 31, 2016.
Four years ago, Act 129 established targets for reducing both overall energy consumption and peak-time demand before May 2013. It also directed the PUC to consider every five years after that whether an extension of the program makes sense.
An evaluation of the program thus far concluded it was both beneficial and cost effective, so the commission decided to order another round ahead of schedule.
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