H. B. 2803
(By Delegates Manchin, Poling, M., Iaquinta, Guthrie,
Moore, Marshall and Manypenny)
[Introduced March 4, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §24-2-19, relating to
requiring electric utilities to implement integrated resource
plans; requiring the Public Service Commission to order
development of integrated resource plans; specifying certain
deadlines for the plans; requiring commission review, public
hearing and option for requesting further information; and
addressing the commission's use of the plan.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §24-2-19, to read as
ARTICLE 2. POWERS AND DUTIES OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
§24-2-19. Integrated Resource Planning Required.
_____(a) Not later than March 31, 2015, the Public Service
Commission shall issue an order directing electric utilities to develop an initial integrated resource plan to be filed not later
than September 1, 2015, in conjunction with other similar deadlines
required by other states or entities of the electric utilities.
This order may include guidelines for developing an integrated
_____(b)(1) Electric utilities shall file with the Public Service
Commission an initial integrated resource plan as directed by the
Public Service Commission, which shall comply with the provisions
of this section and with the order issued pursuant to subsection
(a) of this section.
_____(2) Each electric utility shall file an updated integrated
resource plan at least every two years after the initial integrated
resource plan which shall comply with the provisions of any
relevant order of the Public Service Commission establishing
guidelines for the format and contents of updated and revised
integrated resource plans.
_____(c) The Public Service Commission shall analyze and review an
integrated resource plan and, after giving notice and hearing
comment at a public hearing, file the plan in the appropriate
location. The Public Service Commission may request further
information from the utility, as necessary. Nothing in this
section affects the obligations of utilities to obtain otherwise
applicable commission approvals.
_____(d) The commission shall consider the information reported in the integrated resource plan when it evaluates the performance of
the utility in rate and other proceedings.
_____(e) The plan shall address both supply-side and demand-side
resources on a consistent and integrated basis. The plan shall
compare projected peak demands with current and planned capacity
resources in order to develop a portfolio of resources that
represents a reasonable balance of cost and risk for the utility
and its customers in meeting future demand for the provision of
adequate and reliable service to its electric customers for a least
the following twenty years.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require electric
utilities to develop and implement integrated resource plans.
§24-2-19 is new; therefore, it has been completely