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SB 340 - Authorizes Certain Customers to Opt Out of Energy Efficiency Programs - Key Vote

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Jim Merritt, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Certain Customers to Opt Out of Energy Efficiency Programs

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (37-8) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (69-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends customer participation requirements in certain energy efficiency programs.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an “industrial customer” to “opt out” of participating in an energy efficiency program by providing notice to the electricity supplier before July 1, 2019 (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an “industrial customer” from “opting out” of participating in an energy efficiency program after June 30, 2019 (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “industrial customer” as an individual who receives services at a single site constituting more than 1 megawatt of electric capacity form an electricity supplier (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to prepare a status report on all energy efficiency programs implemented by the Commission for the regulatory flexibility committee and the legislative council no later than August 15, 2014 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the status report of the Commission to consider certain criteria including, but not be limited to, the following criteria (Sec. 1):
    • The status and effectiveness of all energy efficiency programs;
    • The program costs to date;
    • The actual impact of program costs on customer rates; and
    • The methods to better align the interest of customers and electricity suppliers.
  • Prohibits the Commission from extending, renewing, or requiring the establishment of an energy efficiency program after December 31, 2014 (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (37-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends customer participation requirements in certain energy efficiency programs, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an industrial customer who receives at least 1 megawatt of electric capacity at 1 site from a public utility to opt out of an energy efficiency program that is established or sponsored by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission or a public utility (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to prepare a status report on all energy efficiency programs implemented by the Commission for the regulatory flexibility committee and the legislative council no later than August 15, 2014 (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the status report of the Commission to consider, but not be limited to, the following criteria (Sec. 1):
    • The status and effectiveness of all energy efficiency programs;
    • The program costs to date;
    • The actual impact of program costs on customer rates; and
    • The methods to better align the interest of customers and electricity suppliers.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Customer Participation Requirements in Certain Energy Efficiency Programs

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