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BPA Post-2011 Energy Efficiency
Post- 2011 Review
The "Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Review" (Post-2011 Review) is a public process to review and consider improvements to the BPA energy efficiency policy framework and associated implementation elements put in place on October 1, 2011. After considering the workgroup recommendations, BPA proposes revisions to the Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Implementation Program. BPA accepted public review and comment on the Proposed Revisions through July 19, 2014. The comment period is now closed. After considering the public comments, BPA will make a final decision, update the Implementation Program, and prepare for the implementation of the changes, including updating the Implementation Manual. A red-lined version of the Implementation Program is available here.
Workgroups and Meetings
The Post-2011 Review will be conducted by five workgroups. Workgroups consider issues and report out at regional "big tent" meetings February 26 (Tacoma), March 20 (Eugene), May 8 (Kennewick), and tentatively June 20 (Portland). Big tent" meetings will also be an opportunity for non-workgroup members to participate in the discussion of issues and potential solutions. A draft schedule is here.Regional "big tent" meetings
Regional Meeting #1, February 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Tacoma Power. Slides and Notes
Progress Reports: Workgroup 1, Workgroup 2, Workgroup 3, Workgroup 4, Workgroup 5
Regional Meeting #2, March 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Emerald PUD. More information here. Slides
Open House to Learn About Recommendations, May 8 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, Washington
Workgroup 1: Model for Achieving Programmatic Savings co-chairs Margaret Lewis and Doug Brawley (PNGC). List of participants
Workgroup 2: Implementation Manual co-chairs Dan Villalobos and Ross Holter (Flathead Electric). List of participants
Workgroup 3: Low Income co-chairs Boyd Wilson and Eugene Rosolie (Cowlitz PUD). List of participants
Workgroup 4: Flexibility Mechanisms co-chairs Melissa Podeszwa and Ray Grinberg (Peninsula Light). List of participants
Workgroup 5: Reporting and Verification of Savings co-chairs Mark Ralston and Mary Smith (Snohomish PUD). List of participants
Documents for Post-2011 Review
Archived Review Update Emails
In February 2010, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council) estimated that almost 85 percent of the new demand for electricity over the next 20 years could be met with energy efficiency. The Council's Sixth Power Plan nearly doubled the region's target for conservation: from 2010 to 2014, the region should develop at least 1,200 average megawatts of cost-effective energy efficiency
BPA engaged in an extensive, multi-year set of regional processes, to define its future power supply role. BPA adopted a Regional Dialogue Policy, which defined its potential resource acquisition obligations for power sales after 2011, whether at Tier 1 or Tier 2 rates. BPA continued to treat energy efficiency as a resource and define its goals in terms of megawatts of energy efficiency acquired.
BPA's Energy Efficiency (EE) organization conducted the Energy Efficiency Post-2011 Public Process (Post-2011) from January 2009 to March 2011 to align EE's program with BPA's Long-Term Regional Dialogue Policy and tiered rates methodology and to engage customers and other regional stakeholders about the role BPA should play in developing, incentivizing and monitoring energy efficiency programs after 2011.
Two primary documents form the foundation of the EE Post-2011 program:
From May to June 2013, BPA performed informal outreach with customers and stakeholders to solicit input on the Review. During this outreach, BPA received input on issues of importance as well as on the preferred approach to carrying out the public process. BPA had previously committed to commencing the Review before the fiscal year 2014-2015 (FY14-15) rate period. Customer and stakeholder input, however, showed a strong preference for waiting until BPA had data on FY12-13 achievements (e.g., aMW savings, cost per aMW, utility self-funding) before beginning a formal public process to address outstanding issues of importance. This data will be available in mid-January 2014. BPA has taken into account customer and stakeholder feedback and plans to conduct the Review as follows (this document's appendix contains a visual representation of the timeline):
Post 2011 Frequently Asked Questions
This document provides a list of questions BPA has received on specific elements of the Post 2011 policy.
This list is inclusive of questions BPA has received during the
first public process and in public events. For more information please contact your EER.
Summary and Guidance Documents
BPA is creating a series of policy summaries and guidance documents to support or customer utilities during the Post 2011 transition. This list below represents the documents we have finalized at this point; more documents will be posted as they become available.
Information on the public process
The information on this page details the public process BPA and regional stakeholders carried out to create the Post 2011 framework and policy
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