Pennsylvania Legislation Would Let Large Energy Users Opt Out of Efficiency Goals

June 2, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

PennA Pennsylvania state representative has introduced legislation that would allow industrial customers to opt-out of the state’s Act 129 energy efficiency targets.

State Senator Lisa Boscola recently introduced the Large Commercial and Industrial Opt-Out of Act 129 legislation, according to an ACEEE blog posting.

Allowing large consumers to opt out is a bad idea, according to ACEEE, which contends that large-consumer energy savings tend to be lower-cost than are savings from other sectors, and energy efficiency deployed anywhere in a system benefits everyone. Allowing large customers to not participate in Act 129 programs would eliminate a proven low-cost resource, leading to higher costs for all ratepayers, says ACEEE.

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