|(a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish
reporting requirements sufficient for the commission, in cooperation
with Energy Systems Laboratory of Texas A&M University (Laboratory),
to quantify, by county, the reductions in energy consumption, peak
demand and associated emissions of air contaminants achieved from
the programs implemented under §25.181 of this title (relating
to the Energy Efficiency Goal).
(b) Application. This section applies to electric utilities
administering energy efficiency programs implemented under the Public
Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) §39.905 and pursuant to §25.181
of this title, and independent system operators (ISO) and regional
transmission organizations (RTO).
(c) Definitions. The definitions provided in §25.181(c)
of this title shall also apply to this section, unless the context
(d) Reporting. Each electric utility shall file by
April 1, of each program year an annual energy efficiency plan and
report. The annual energy efficiency plan and report shall include
the information required under §25.181(l) of this title and paragraphs
(1) - (5) of this subsection in a format prescribed by the commission.
(1) Load data within the applicable service area. If
such information is available from an ISO or RTO in the power region
in which the electric utility operates, then the ISO or RTO shall
provide this information to the commission instead of the electric
(2) The reduction in peak demand attributable to energy
efficiency programs implemented under §25.181 of this title,
in kW by county, by type of program and by funding source.
(3) The reduction in energy consumption attributable
to energy efficiency programs implemented under §25.181 of this
title, in kWh by county, by type of program and by funding source.
(4) Any data to be provided under this section that
is proprietary in nature shall be filed in accordance with §22.71(d)
of this title (relating to Filing of Pleadings, Documents and Other
(5) Any other information determined by the commission
to be necessary to quantify the air contaminant emission reductions.
(e) Evaluation. Annually the commission, in cooperation
with the Laboratory, shall provide the Texas Commission on Environmental
Quality (TCEQ) a report, by county, that compiles the data provided
by the utilities affected by this section and quantifies the reductions
of energy consumption, peak demand and associated air contaminant
(1) The Laboratory shall ensure that all data that
is proprietary in nature is protected from disclosure.
(2) The commission and the Laboratory shall ensure
that the report does not provide information that would allow market
participants to gain a competitive advantage.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §25.183 adopted to be effective December 3, 2001, 26 TexReg 9849; amended to be effective January 1, 2003, 27 TexReg 9736; amended to be effective April 4, 2019, 44 TexReg 1569