Date Requested:February 10, 2011
Time Requested:01:06 PM
Agency: Public Service Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2011R2355 Introduced HB3088
CBD Subject: PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
FUND(S)
8623, 8627
Sources of Revenue
Special Fund
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    This legislation will increase revenues collected by the Utilities fund (8623) by $600,000 for 2011 only. $500,000 of the added revenue may be used by the Utilities fund (8623) and $100,000 by CAD (8627) as necessary to meet the requirement of this legislation.
    
    The legislation will increase costs because of the new requirements this bill imposes on the Public Service Commission.
    
    A consultant will be needed to develop and update technical manuals and protocols for estimating and verifying efficiency measures.
    
    Two engineers, one utility analsyt, software and associated costs will be necessary to oversee the yearly electric and gas programs.
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 463,250 240,250
Personal Services 0 195,750 195,750
Current Expenses 0 257,500 44,500
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 10,000 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 600,000 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    Fiscal Year 2011: There will be minimal additional costs related to this legislation in the remainder of fiscal 2011. There will be a one-time revenue increase of $600,000 due to the special license fee to be imposed on selected electic utilities.
    
    Fiscal Year 2012:
    Personal Services
     - $195,750 in personal services and benefits for two engineers and one utility analyst.
    Current Expenses
     - $250,000 for consultants to develop technical manuals and protocols.
    - $7,500 for desktop computers, printers, travel, training and supplies.
    Assets
    - $10,000 for engineering software.
    
    Fiscal Year Upon Full Implementation:
    Personal Services
     - $195,750 in personal services and benefits for two engineers and one utility analyst.
    Current Expenses
    - $40,000 for consultants for ongoing technical support.
    - $4,500 for ongoing travel, training and supplies.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
David M. Kovarik
Email Address:
fiscalnote@psc.state.wv.us
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