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BPA Post-2011 Energy Efficiency
The draft Post-2011 Review scoping document has been updated to include additional issues and the proposed process forward. BPA is soliciting comments on the document before December 21st, 2013. Submit comments here
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:
Post- 2011 ReviewThe "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.
Purpose of the Post-2011 Review
To facilitate a comprehensive and robust engagement with stakeholders, BPA has created a scoping document to capture those issues for review that are within scope for these public process.
TimelineFrom 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 after the FY14-15 rate period begins. BPA has taken into account customer and stakeholder feedback and plans to conduct the Review as follows:
BPA invites customers and regional stakeholders to the Kick-off Meeting in Portland, Ore. On November 22. Read the announcement here.
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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