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Pennsylvania PUC Denies Energy Efficiency Program Shutdown

November 2, 2020

The BPA petition against the attempts by the Industrial Energy Consumers of Pennsylvania to shut down funding for and the implementation of energy efficiency programs in Pennsylvania was a success!

BPA filed the stakeholder signed petition on June 18, 2020. The petition helped to strengthen legal arguments and comments BPA had filed with partner organizations on May 12, 2020.

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission issued an Order on October 29, 2020, which responded to our P\petition and denied the request of the Industrial Energy Consumers to shut down energy efficiency programs.

In dismissing the case, the PA PUC Order also cited our petition (on page 3 and page 12 of the Order) and highlighted arguments for protecting and funding energy efficiency programs in Pennsylvania.

We thank all of our supports in Pennsylvania for signing the petition. The PA PUC agreed with you and your voices were heard!

BPA’s Defense Against Attacks on Energy Efficiency Program Funding in PA – The Petition of the Industrial Energy Consumers of Pennsylvania (IECPA Petition) appears at Docket Number P-2020-3019562 of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. BPA’s Response was filed on May 12, 2020 and a joint Brief of PA Energy Efficiency Advocates was also was filed (a longer, legal version) on the same date. On June 18, 2020 a group of 61 contractors filed a Response at Building Performance Association – Answer in Opposition to Petition.

A Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission Order denying the IECPA Petition and dismissing the case was issued on October 29, 2020 at: Order – 3019562-LAW -10-29-20 – IECPA Act 129 Petition.

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