Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure (West Virginia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure|
|Incentive Type||Generation Disclosure|
|Eligible Technologies||Renewable energy use disclosed in fuel mix data|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Distribution and Frequency||Annually on or before December 1|
|Emissions||CO2, SO2, NOx must be disclosed|
|Fuel Mix||Current mix and 5-year forecast must be disclosed|
|Standard Format Required||Yes, maybe no|
|Date added to DSIRE||2001-12-05|
|Last DSIRE Review||2002-11-06|
In August 2005, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005 was enacted, which amended the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. Among other requirements, EPAct 2005 adopted new standards for fuel diversity and fossil fuel generation efficiency. In compliance with these standards, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an Order in Case No. 07-1496-E-GI in April 2010 which sets reporting standards for utilities. Utilities must file a report with the PSC on or before December 1 of each year with their current fuel mix, a five-year forecast of the fuel mix, and a report on CO2, SO2, and NOx emissions. Certain portions of the report sent to the PSC are considered confidential and shall not be disclosed to the public, including portions of the Unit Performance Data and the Efficiency Plans.
Background On August 16, 2000, the West Virginia PSC issued proposed rules for disclosure by all retail electricity suppliers. However, in late 2000, the legislative subcommittees studying the electric industry decided to delay immediate consideration of the tax law changes necessary for restructuring to be implemented. As a result, the adoption of final disclosure rules has was delayed indefinitely. The proposed rules would require all retail electricity suppliers to provide information to the PSC regarding the fuel mix and emissions associated with electricity products.
|Contact Name||Amy Haden|
|Department||West Virginia Public Service Commission|
|Division||Office of General Counsel|
|Address||201 Brooks Street|
|Address 2||P.O. Box 812|
|Place||Charleston, West Virginia|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Case No. 07-1496-E-GI|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.