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Bill Detail: HB21-1238

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Title Public Utilities Commission Modernize Gas Utility Demand-side Management Standards
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/27/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources & Environment
House Sponsors T. Bernett (D)
Senate Sponsors C. Hansen (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 03/22/2021

The bill updates the methods used to determine the
cost-effectiveness of demand-side management (DSM) programs of
public utilities selling natural gas at retail, including requiring that the
calculation of future benefits reflects the avoided costs to ratepayers
resulting from reduced consumption of natural gas. The bill specifies that
the calculation must be based on reliable estimates and published

scientific data and must include methane emissions. In addition, the bill
adds savings targets and budget control mechanisms to the approval
process for gas DSM programs, paralleling the existing process that
applies to electric DSM programs.

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