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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Arkansas

Name Energy Efficiency Targets
Incentive Type Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
Applicable Sector Investor-Owned Utility
Eligible Technologies Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs






































Electric Sales Reduction 2011 reductions: 0.25%

2012 reductions: 0.50%
2013 reductions: 0.75%

Natural Gas Sales Reduction 2011 reductions: 0.2%

2012 reductions: 0.3%
2013 reductions: 0.4%






Website http://www.state.ar.us/psc
Date added to DSIRE 2011-01-06
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-22



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

In December of 2010, the Arkansas Public Service Commission announced a Sustainable Energy Resource Action Plan for Arkansas. Along with this comprehensive plan, the Commission issued 10 Orders directing the state’s four electric and three natural gas investor-owned utilities to implement the energy efficiency measures described in the Action Plan. These orders were passed on December 10, 2010.

Order 17 in Docket 08-144-U sets sales reductions targets for both electric and gas utilities. The PSC directed these utilities to file comprehensive energy efficiency plans for 2011, 2012, and 2013 with incremental energy savings.

Incremental energy savings for electric utilities:

  • 0.25% in 2011 compared to a 2010 energy sales (in MWh and therms) baseline
  • 0.5% in 2012 compared to a 2010 energy sales (in MWh and therms) baseline
  • 0.75% in 2013 compared to a 2010 energy sales (in MWh and therms) baseline

Incremental energy savings for natural gas utilities:

  • 0.2% in 2011 compared to a 2010 energy sales (in MWh and therms) baseline
  • 0.3% in 2012 compared to a 2010 energy sales (in MWh and therms) baseline
  • 0.4% in 2013 compared to a 2010 energy sales (in MWh and therms) baseline

At the end of 2013, the cumulative energy savings compared to the 2010 baseline, would be 1.5% for the electric utilities and 0.9% for the gas utilities. The utilities filed their 3-year plans with the PSC in March of 2011. All plans were approved for implementation beginning on July 1, 2011, including the recovery of energy efficiency costs through an Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Rider (EECR) for each company.

Separate orders in Docket No. 08-137-U approved in December of 2010 adopted policies allowing electric and gas utilities to collect Lost Contribution to Fixed Costs (“LCFC”, often called lost revenues or lost margins) and to earn performance-based shareholder Incentives of up to 7% of their spending on energy efficiency portfolios (with a cap).

In 2011, the PSC adopted Docket No. 06-004-R amendments to its Rules for Conservation and Energy Efficiency Programs (C&EE Rules) providing the details of the LCFC and Utility Incentives policies. On June 30, 2011, the Commission approved for each utility EECR recovery of energy efficiency program costs and LCFC, contemporaneous with the 2011 program year, and ordered that Utility Incentives sought by companies for performance would be decided in 2012 for 2011 performance, based on “robust Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V)” that was being implemented in a separate rulemaking.

PSC Order No. 11 of Docket 10-100-R adopted on September 29, 2011 included a set of EM&V Protocols and on October 14, 2011 by Order No. 12 a Technical Reference Manual for EM&V was adopted.

More information on Arkansas' energy-efficiency targets is available on the PSC's online services web site.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information


Address P.O. Box 400

Place Little Rock, Arkansas
Zip/Postal Code 72203
Phone (501) 682-2051
Phone 2 (800) 682-2698


Website http://www.apscservices.info/contact.asp
Contact Name Wally Nixon
Department Arkansas Public Service Commission

Address 1000 Center Street

Place Little Rock, Arkansas
Zip/Postal Code 72201
Phone (501) 682-5797


Email wnixon@psc.state.ar.us

Contact Name Eddy Moore
Department Arkansas Public Service Commission

Address 1000 Center Street

Place Little Rock, Arkansas
Zip/Postal Code 72201
Phone (501) 682-5800


Email EMoore@psc.state.ar.us


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: No. 17 Docket 08-144-U.pdf AR PSC Order No. 17, Docket 08-144-U

Date Enacted 2010-12-10


Authority 2: No. 15 Docket 08-137-U.pdf AR PSC Order No. 15, Docket 08-137-U

Date Enacted 2010-12-10


Authority 3: No.16 Docket 08-137-U.pdf AR PSC Order No. 16, Docket 08-127-U

Date Enacted 2010-12-10


Authority 4: AR PSC Oder No. 24, Docket 06-004-R

Date Enacted 2011-04-12















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"