Act 129 Stakeholder Meetings Debrief From The PA PUC

Pennsylvania State House & Capitol Building, Harrisburg
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February 29, 2024

On February 7th & 8th, Energy Efficiency Alliance (EEA) and Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) staff attended the PA PUC Act 129 Stakeholder Meetings. For the many businesses impacted by Act 129, KEEA and EEA now share a debrief of what was discussed and provide helpful resources regarding Act 129.

In preparation of Phase V of Act 129, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Staff and the Statewide Evaluation Team presented the three studies:

These studies included a market breakdown by sector showing trends of performance averages, fuel usage breakdowns, and recommendations for additions and deletions of measures.

Key Takeaways:

  • There will be TWO Peak Demand sessions: Summer and Winter
  • With the removal of Energy Star ratings for Gas Equipment: Electric to Gas fuel switching incentives are being deleted from the TRM
  • HVAC equipment will be revised to efficiencies to IECC 2021 and Updated efficiency metrics to new EER2, SEER2, and HSPF2 standards. EER, SEER, and HSPF remain in place for equipment using legacy efficiencies

Timeline (estimated) for 2026 TRM Updates:

  • May 16, 2024 – Tentative 2026 TRM Order and Manual on Public Meeting Agenda
  • June 1, 2024 – Tentative 2026 TRM Order and Manual entered into the PA Bulletin
  • July 1, 2024 – Tentative 2026 TRM Order and Manual comments due
  • July 21, 2024 – Tentative 2026 TRM Order and Manual reply comments due
  • Sept.12, 2024 – Final 2026 TRM Order and Manual on Public Meeting Agenda

For additional information, please visit KEEA’s Act 129 website here.

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About the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA)

KEEA is a 501(c)6 trade association representing more than 60 member businesses that do energy efficiency work in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or both. KEEA and EEA-NJ engage with legislative and regulatory bodies to educate decision-makers on the benefits of energy efficiency.

If this was helpful, but you’re looking for more in-depth discussion and analysis, learn more about membership with KEEA & EEA-NJ here.

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