The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) has adopted new cost-of-service guidelines allowing natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs) to develop unbundled rate structures...
Gas DSM Plan Found Deficient
While setting rates for Union Gas Ltd., a natural gas local distribution company (LDC), the Ontario Energy Board has found the company's demand-side management (DSM) plan deficient, and required shareholders to pay for any required remedies. The Board added, however, that denial of the DSM budget would be contrary to the public interest.
It said that the plan as presented was "essentially a marketing plan" for supplying energy efficiency goods and services (em one that fell short of DSM guidelines. It suggested that the utility should consider contracting for consulting assistance to help it develop an objective DSM plan. Re Union Gas Ltd., E.B.R.O. 486, July 19, 1995 (Ont.E.B.).
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