Wilson Efficiency Testimony for GA DSM 2010

Guest Blog | May 28, 2010 | Legal Documents

Is Georgia Power Company really committed to energy efficiency, or stuckat “little to no efficiency”? On May 28, 2010, John D. Wilson, SACE’s Director of Research testified before the Georgia Public Service Commission on Georgia Power’s proposed Demand Side Management Programs Application (new energy efficiency programs). He explains that Georgia Power is not considering the full potential of energy efficiency, and that its methods for comparing energy efficiency to power plants put energy efficiency at a disadvantage. If Georgia Power proceeds with its recommended plans, electric rates and pollution levels could be higher than they would be with alternatives that rely onlow-cost energy efficiency programs. He also examined the company’s proposal for a financial incentive to pursue energy efficiency, demonstrating that it was excessive and improperly justified. He proposed an alternative approach that is based on widely-accepted regulatory principles and relevant Georgia law.JDW-GPC-DSM-Testimony.pdf