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Policy Priorities

State - 1st Quarter 2009

Northeast

  • Participating in legislative and regulatory initiatives in MA, NY, NJ and PA that will increase energy efficiency programs by a factor of three. Participating in the development of Future Capacity Markets in New England and PJM that will open new funding sources for large amounts of EE and DR. Monitoring the initiation of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative carbon trading system in nine Northeast states, that will begin operations in late 2008. Held two EPC training workshops, attended by about 170 people in PA in mid-November.

Midwest

  • Participating in regulatory and legislative efforts to initiate and implement large new EE programs in IL, IN, OH, MI and OK. Working to assist in the implementation of PC programs in KS. Held EPC training programs in IL and MI in the early summer.

Southeast

  • Working with various national and regional organizations, including ACEEE, Environmental Defense, NRDC, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Energy Futures Coalition and Alliance to Save Energy to modify the Duke Energy Save-a-Watt proposals in North Carolina and South Carolina. NAESCO has testified in Public Service Commission proceedings in South Carolina and North Carolina, held numerous meetings with Duke Energy and has met with North Carolina public officials to educate them about Save-a-Watt.
  • Monitoring and participating in proceedings to develop large-scale EE programs in MD, TN, and FL.

West

  • Worked with the ESC and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Partnership (SWEEP) to reform performance contracting legislation in Arizona. Legislation has passed the House and nearly passed the Senate. The Governor's office is apparently readying new legislation for submittal in early 2009.
  • Participating in multiple California Public Utility Commission proceedings that will determine the scope of the 2009-2011 utility EE programs. Proceedings include strategic planning, savings goals, EM&V protocol development, solar and renewable energy incentives and 2009-2011 cycle program plan development.
  • Monitoring the initial project implementation of the DGS state building PC program and assisting ESCOs to provide feedback to DGS.