CONSERVATION POTENTIAL ASSESMENT
Inland Power and Light engaged EES Consulting to conduct a Conservation Potential Assessment (CPA) study in accordance with Washington’s I-937. Importantly, Inland recognizes that conservation is often the lowest cost resource and as such is an effective means to delay and reduce the need for more expensive generating resources. Download the assessment below to learn more.
Washington’s I-937 state renewable energy law requires utilities with 25,000 or more customers to use eligible renewable resources, which does not include hydropower, to meet a portion of customer power need and to acquire all cost-effective conservation starting in 2010. Download the report below to learn more.
ENERGY ACT & WAC 194-37-070 PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
On Sept. 25, 2013, at 6 p.m., Inland Power hosted a separate and specially noticed public meeting at 10110 W Hallett Rd, Spokane WA to consider and take comments on Inland’s ten year conservation potential and two year conservation target per the provisions of RCW 19.285 as well as four standards of the Federal Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 2007, relating to the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA).
One of the EPACT four standards is to integrate energy efficiency into utility plans and adopt policies establishing cost effective energy efficiency as a priority resource. At this public meeting Inland Power staff presented findings of its Residential Energy Efficiency Survey and representatives of Global Energy Partners, LLC and Inland presented for comment Inland’s ten-year draft Conservation Potential Assessment and two-year conservation targets. The final CPA and two year conservation target was completed by Global Energy Partners, LLC and presented to Inland after the Oct. 26 public meeting. On December 17, at its regularly scheduled board meeting, the Inland Board unanimously passed a Resolution accepting the final CPA and two-year conservation target regarding compliance with the Washington Energy Independence Act and EPACT of 2007.The 4 PURPA standards considered:
1.The integration of energy efficiency into utility plans and the adoption of policies establishing cost-effective energy efficiency as a priority resource;
2. The promotion of energy efficiency through rate design;
3. The consideration of investments in a smart grid system; and
4. The provision for members access information regarding time-based wholesale electricity and other related information.
BPA ENERGY RATES FOR FY 2012 AND 2013
The price that Inland pays to BPA for electricity before it enters the Inland distribution system. (“HLH Rate” stands for heavy load hours. These rates are higher because demand for power is greatest during these hours. “LLH Rate” stands for light load hours. These rates are lower because demand for power is lower during these hours.)
HLH - Rate in mills/kWh
LLH - Rate in mills/kWh