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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-348


Tentative Order

[40 Pa.B. 1057]
[Saturday, February 20, 2010]

Implementation of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004: Standards for the Participation of Demand Side Management Resources—Technical Reference Manual Update; Doc. No. M-00051865

 The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) seeks comments on the proposed 2010 update to the Technical Reference Manual. In implementing the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, 73 P. S. §§  1648.1—1648.8, this Commission had previously adopted an Energy-Efficiency and DSM Rules for Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard, Technical Reference Manual (TRM), entered October 3, 2005. In adopting the original version of the TRM, this Commission directed the Bureau of Conservation, Economics and Energy Planning (CEEP) to oversee the implementation, maintenance and periodic updating of the TRM.

 Additionally, in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program Implementation Order, entered on January 16, 2009 at Docket No. M-2008-2069887, this Commission adopted the TRM as a component of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program evaluation process. Soon thereafter, Commission staff initiated a collaborative process to update the TRM that culminated with the adoption of the 2009 version of the TRM, on June 1, 2009.

 The Commission, in adopting the 2009 version of the TRM, directed CEEP to update the TRM on an annual basis. In furtherance of this direction, the Commission, on January 28, 2010, adopted a Tentative Order issuing a proposed 2010 version of the TRM for comment. The proposed 2010 TRM update is contained in the Annex to the Tentative Order that can be found on the Commission's web site at Interested parties have 20 days from the date of the publication of this notice to file written comments and 15 days thereafter to file written reply comments referencing Doc. No. M-00051865 with the Secretary of the Commission.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-348. Filed for public inspection February 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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