The Chair and Vice Chair positions will lead the LPSC meetings and represent the LPSC for 2024, while the Representatives for OMS, ERSC, and SPP will represent the LPSC in those respective policy tables. When it comes to OMS, ERSC and SPP we’ll need a Commissioner that understands the value of transmission.
Next, hopefully, will be the star of the show when the Commissioners take up the final Energy Efficiency rule to implement long-term, robust energy efficiency programs through an independent third-party administrator to create transparency and accountability to maximize our energy savings and lower customer bills. This has been a top issue for the Alliance for over a decade and you can catch up on what this proposed final rule entails here.
Exhibit 14 will then address a plan forward in resilience planning for our electric utilities which will bring some more clarity on how the FOUR open resilience dockets will complement each other. This blog will help add more context on where we are and what’s at stake.
Exhibit 15 aims to hire a consultant in the LPSC’s Investigation of Utilities’ use of Ratepayer Funds for Political Spending (Docket R-36832). This is the first step into determining if our utilities are using our money to lobby against our interests and we’re excited to see the LPSC making this a priority for 2024.
Lastly, Exhibit 19, Docket U-36685, would approve a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) allowing Entergy Louisiana to acquire 224 MW of new solar, at a reasonable cost!
Stay tuned, this is just the Regular Agenda and we’re expecting the Supplemental Agenda to be posted on Friday, January 19th. If you can’t make it up to Baton Rouge on January 24th for the meeting, you can always tune in here, and don’t forget to call your Commissioner in favor of the Energy Efficiency rules as if this most recent cold snap didn’t serve as a reminder as to why we need insulation in our homes!