Notice of 2009 PURPA Hearing
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation will hold a hearing to facilitate the consideration and determination of standards established by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
This hearing is held pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., and particularly pursuant to 16 U.S.C. §§ 2621, 2622, 2631, and 2632. The hearing will be held at the Jackson EMC Corporate Office, with participant sign-in beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the hearing commencing at 9:00 a.m. on March 6, 2009. The following standards will be considered at the hearing:
- Integrated resource planning, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(16).
- Smart grid investments, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(16).
- Rate design, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(17).
- Smart grid information, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(17).
The hearing will be governed by the "Rules for Conducting Proceedings Required by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007)" (the "Rules"), which was adopted by the Board of Directors of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation on September 5, 2008. A copy of the Rules may be obtained at Jackson Electric Membership Corporation's headquarters during business hours. The headquarters is located at 850 Commerce Hwy., Jefferson, Georgia 30549 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST/EDT. A copy of the Rules also may be downloaded from jacksonemc.com.
In accordance with 16 U.S.C. § 2631, the United States Secretary of Energy, any affected electric utility, and any electric consumer of an affected electric utility has a right to intervene and participate as a formal party of record in the hearing. Please see Rule 4 concerning the procedure for intervention.
Any member of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation that does not desire to intervene and participate as a formal party of record nonetheless will be given the opportunity to make an oral or written statement expressing his position and views on the foregoing standards. Please see Rule 5 concerning the procedure for making such statements.
All persons must sign in not later than 9:00 a.m. to ensure that they are able to participate in the hearing. Please see Rule 11 concerning the conduct of the hearing.