An Act To Ensure the Greatest Possible Public Benefit from Energy Efficiency Spending
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §10110, sub-§2, ¶B, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 372, Pt. B, §3, is amended to read:
(1) Target at least 20% of funds to programs for low-income residential consumers, as defined by the board by rule;
(2) Target at least 20% of funds to programs for small business consumers, as defined by the board by rule; and
(3) To the greatest extent practicable, apportion remaining funds among customer groups and geographic areas in a manner that allows all other customers to have a reasonable opportunity to participate in one or more conservation programs.
This bill amends provisions of law targeting the Efficiency Maine Trust's use of funds raised through the assessment on transmission and distribution utilities for conservation programs to ensure that during the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, funds are allocated to the conservation programs that are the most cost-effective as measured in savings to electric ratepayers in the State per trust dollar allocated.