The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Mega-NOPR1 covers four topics:
1) The FERC's jurisdictional powers to implement wholesale open access
2) The FERC's proposal for...
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has accepted a settlement agreement calling for approval of gas-forecasting, supply-planning and demand-side management (DSM) efforts by Berkshire Gas Co., a natural gas local distribution company (LDC). Nevertheless, the DPU directed the LDC to undertake a good-faith effort to quantify avoidable environmental costs
and to incorporate those findings in rescreening its DSM options. The DPU also reduced the LDC's
performance-based incentive from 5 to 3 percent of net benefits derived from DSM programs, while increasing the threshold for payment of the incentive from 50 to 75 percent of energy savings targets. Re Berkshire Gas Co., D.P.U. 94-168, Aug. 21, 1995 (Mass.D.P.U.).
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