Pursuant to Section 2621 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (hereinafter, PURPA), as amended by the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act (IIJAct) of 2021, the Board of Directors (hereinafter, Board) of East Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., at its regularly scheduled meeting during the month of October, 2022, approved a resolution initiating a proceeding to consider and determine whether to adopt the following federal standards.
(20) DEMAND-RESPONSE PRACTICES
Each electric utility shall promote the use of demand-response and demand flexibility practices by commercial, residential, and industrial consumers to reduce electricity consumption during periods of unusually high demand.
A nonregulated electric utility may establish rate mechanisms for the timely recovery of the costs of promoting demand-response and demand flexibility practices as described above.
(21) ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING PROGRAMS
Each electric utility shall consider measures to promote greater electrification of the transportation sector, including the establishment of rates that a) promote affordable and equitable electric vehicle charging options for residential, commercial, and public electric vehicle charging infrastructure; and b) improve the customer experience associated with electric vehicle charging, including by reducing charging times for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles; and c) accelerate third-party investment in electric vehicle charging for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles; and d) appropriately recover the marginal costs of delivering electricity to electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The determination of whether to adopt these new standards will be made by the cooperative Board based on consideration of evidence presented to it. All evidence shall be in written form submitted to the appropriate contact and in compliance with the procedural schedule below. Evidence includes but is not limited to written testimony, written analysis or written comments regarding the impact that the adoption of the standards would have on the cooperative.
All parties interested in participating in the proceeding should contact Katherine Russell at 918.756.0833 by phone, or by mail at PO Box 1178, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447, or in person at 2001 Southwood Drive, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447 to receive a Request to Participate form. Request to Participate forms are also available on line at www.ecoec.com.
Procedural Schedule for Consideration Proceeding
Deadline to submit testimony, analysis or comments - February 1, 2023
Note: must include Request to Participate form
Deadline to submit responses to testimony, analysis or comments - March 1, 2023
Determination by Board of Directors - April 2023
To take this opportunity to provide feedback, please download and complete the Request to Participate Form and mail to:
East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 1178
Okmulgee, OK 74447