GRAYSON-COLLIN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.
NOTICE OF PROCEEDING TO CONSIDER PURPA EISA 2007 STANDARDS AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS IN PROJECT NO. 2008-TX050-0001

On Oct. 14, 2008, Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative (Co-op) adopted a resolution initiating a rulemaking project to consider and determine whether to implement federal ratemaking standards under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Public Law No. 110-140, 121 Stat. 1492 (2007) to: 1) integrate energy efficiency into the co-op’s integrated resources plans and establish cost-effective energy efficiency as a priority resource; 2) establish electric rates to align utility incentives with the delivery of cost effective energy efficiency and to promote energy efficiency investments; 3) consider smart grid investments; and 4) give co-op members direct written or electronic access and other interested persons limited access to information on time-based electricity prices at wholesale and retail, prices and usage on at least a daily basis, and sources of power provided by the co-op. The proceeding has been designated Project No. 2008-TX050-0001, Proceeding to Consider and Determine Whether to Implement the Federal Ratemaking Standards for Integrated Resource Planning, Rate Design Modifications to Promote Energy Efficiency Investments, Consideration of Smart Grid Investments, and Smart Grid Information pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(16), (17), (16) and (17) as amended by Pub. L. No. 110-140, 121 Stat. 1492 (2007). Persons interested in the proceeding are invited to notify the co-op of their intent to participate in the project and to submit comments, data, views, arguments, and other evidence on the standards being considered. Responses and any comments, data, views, arguments, and other evidence must include the person’s name, contact information, and relationship to the co-op, must reference Project No. 2008-TX050-0001, and must be submitted in writing to the co-op at P.O. Box 548, Van Alstyne, TX 75495-0548 or by e-mail to david.mcginnis@grayson-collin.coop, no later than January 5, 2009. A public hearing on this project will be convened to give interested participants an opportunity to comment and ask questions about whether the co-op should implement the PURPA EISA Standards. Questions about this notice or project should be directed to David McGinnis, General Manager, at (903) 482-7100 or by e-mail to david.mcginnis@grayson-collin.coop. All further information about this project, including the resolution, all comments received, and the date, time, and location of the hearing will be posted on the co-op’s web site at www.grayson-collin.coop.

Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative, Inc. will consider and determine whether to implement ratemaking standards from the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). Listed below are links to relevant documents.

Board Resolution Adopted October 14, 2008

Timeline for Resolution Adopted October 14, 2008

Notice of Proceeding Adopted October 14, 2008

PURPA EISA FAQs

Approved Determination Approved April 14, 2009

Notice of Public Hearing Issued April 14, 2009

 

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