Connecticut - On June 1, the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a Determination approving the utilities’ 2022-2024 Conservation and Load Management Plan. DEEP’s cost-effectiveness test is referred to as the CT Efficiency Test (CTET) in the plan. Read more below.
Colorado - On May 1, Public Service of Colorado (PSCO) filed its distribution system plan (DSP) with the commission, including its Cost-Benefit Analysis of Non-Wires Alternatives (NWAs), which, consistent with Colorado Public Utilities Commission DSP rules in Proceeding No. 20R-0516E, applies the NSPM to develop an Expanded Modified Total Resource Cost Test (EMTRC). Read more below.
Maryland - The NSPM BCA framework was foundational to creating Maryland’s MD-EV jurisdiction specific test (JST) and similarly a proposed Maryland JST for energy efficiency (EE). After the EV and EE stakeholders processes, the commission has now convened a new working group in its “Unified BCA” docket to explore developing a consistent BCA framework across all DERs. Read about Maryland’s process in this new case study.
Minnesota - The MN Department of Commerce (DOC) has launched a process to explore the cost-effectiveness methodologies that utilities must use for their 2024-2026 Conservation Improvement Program Triennial Plans. An April meeting presented the NSPM BCA framework, followed by workshops using the NSPM to guide the stakeholder process for a new primary test. Read more below.
Washington State: The Utilities & Transportation Commission (UTC) opened Docket UE-210804 in November 2021 to develop a new cost-effectiveness test that aligns with the state's Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) using the NSPM principles and framework. After reviewing stakeholder responses to the Opportunity to File Written Comments, the UTC started a workshop series to apply the NSPM. Read more below.