The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) has decided not to adopt federal standards for natural gas integrated resource planning (IRP) and demand-side management (DSM) contained in section 115 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), concluding that current information did not support establishing formal standards in those areas. The PSC explained that the expected costs of future commission involvement in the matter outweigh the benefits that might reasonably be expected at this time. Re Section 115, Energy Policy Act of 1992, Order No. 5861, Docket No. 94.9.42, Aug. 22, 1995 (Mont.P.S.C.). The Iowa Utilities Board also found the standards unnecessary, concluding that the state's current regulations for gas IRP and DSM adequately address the issues raised by EPAct. The Board added that it would continue to monitor and improve existing regulations. Re Energy Policy Act of 1992 (em Title 1, Sections 111 and 115, Dkt. No. INU-94-1, Aug., 17, 1995 (Iowa U.B.). t
Cases reported by Phillip S. Cross, an associate legal editor of PUBLIC UTILITIES FORTNIGHTLY.
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