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Delaware Code Title 26. Public Utilities § 1504. Regulations; jurisdiction; administration

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(a) Not later than July 29, 2010, the Secretary, with the cooperation of affected energy providers, shall, by regulation, establish the requirements of this subsection, including, but not limited to:

(1) Measurement and verification procedures and standards;

(2) Requirements under which affected energy providers shall demonstrate, document, and report compliance with the energy savings goals established under § 1502(a) of this title:

(3) Procedures and standards for defining and measuring electricity savings and natural gas savings that can be counted towards the energy savings targets established under § 1502(a) of this title, which shall, at a minimum:

a. Specify the types of energy efficiency and energy conservation measures that can be counted;

b. Enable that energy consumption and peak estimates in the applicable base and current years be adjusted, as appropriate, to account for changes in weather, population previously enacted and deployed demand side management and energy efficient programs by an affected energy provider since the 2007 base year, or other variables;

c. Account for the useful life of measures;

d. Include deemed savings values for specific, commonly used measures;

e. Allow for savings from a program to be estimated based on extrapolation from a representative sample of participating customers;

f. Include procedures for counting combined heat and power savings and recycled energy savings;

g. Establish methods for calculating codes and standards savings, including the use of verified compliance rates;

h. Provide for standardized determination of baselines for energy efficiency projects; and

i. Procedures and standards for third-party verification of reported electricity savings or natural gas savings.

(b) Regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter and case decisions issued under the auspices of this chapter by the Secretary or DNREC shall be subject to direct appeal to the Superior Court pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 101 of Title 29. The Environmental Appeals Board shall not have jurisdiction over any such appeal.

(c) Regulations promulgated by the Secretary shall not differ significantly among affected natural gas distribution companies or among affected electric energy providers.

(d) All regulations promulgated under this chapter shall be adopted under the Administrative Procedures Act.  1

(e) Any costs incurred by the Secretary and DEO in developing and implementing the programs under this chapter shall be funded through a charge placed by the Public Service Commission on entities under its jurisdiction that have an obligation to comply with the provisions of this chapter and through compliance payments submitted by entities not regulated by the Public Service Commission. Any remaining funds shall be distributed as authorized in § 1505 of this title.

(f) If an energy efficiency charge greater than zero is established pursuant to § 1505 of this title, then subsection (e) of this section will no longer apply.

1 Title 29, Chapter 101.

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