Sawnee EMC PURPA Proceedings
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”), adopted in November 2021, amends the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (“PURPA”) by requiring the consideration of two (2) new standards for those electric utilities with annual retail sales of electric energy exceeding 500 million kWh in 2020 or 2021. Sawnee EMC meets this energy threshold.
Below is an abbreviated version of the two (2) new PURPA standards enacted by the IIJA:
(1) to promote the use of demand-response and demand flexibility practices by consumers to reduce electricity consumption during periods of unusually high demand, and to establish rate mechanisms to recover the cost of promoting said practices, and
(2) to consider measures to promote greater electrification of the transportation sector, including establishing rates to promote and improve EV charging options and public EV charging infrastructure.
View the full text of the two (2) new PURPA standards enacted by the IIJA, as well as their citations.
Schedule of Events:
Shown below are the major events that are to occur regarding Sawnee EMC’s PURPA proceedings relative to the consideration of the two (2) new standards stated above:
You can find a more detailed list of events and dates here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
To aid Sawnee EMC members and interested parties in reviewing Sawnee EMC’s PURPA proceedings, the staff has developed a list of FAQs. These will be updated over the course of Sawnee EMC’s PURPA activities as new questions are posed. View the FAQ document.
Questions or inquires about Sawnee EMC’s PURPA process and or activities should be directed to Sawnee EMC’s PURPA Officer, Mr. Blake House, Vice President of Member Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (678) 455-1510.