Virginia’s 2018 energy law requires the utility to spend $870 million on efficiency programs over the next decade.
“The main purpose of this bill is to save the taxpayers of North Carolina money,” says bill sponsor Rep. John Szoka.
Michigan residents might not have to wait for the next polar vortex to hear more about demand response.
The state’s ratepayer advocate rejected an earlier plan for spending too much without delivering enough benefits.
A debate about cost-benefit tests is complicated by the utility’s growing surplus of generation and distribution capacity.