Texas Industrial Electricity Users Want to Opt Out of Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor fee

by · August 29, 2012

More commercial electricity customers in Texas are seeking the ability to opt out of the states controversial Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor fee.  The fee is designed to fund energy efficiency programs in the state of Texas; paying for such things as weatherizing homes and demand response programs which, ironically, means paying commercial electricity users to cut back on electricity usage during times of peak demand.

Many industrial users are already exempt from the fee thanks to a law passed in 2007 based on the reasoning that electricity is already such a big part of doing business in Texas there is already a strong incentive for energy efficiency for businesses..

Those opposing the rule change include the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association.

Read More: http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/08/28/paying-for-energy-efficiency-programs-texas-industry-opts-out/



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