Act 129 requires electric utilities to reduce their overall electricity load by 1 percent by 2011 and by 3 percent by 2013, and reduce peak demand by 4.5 percent by 2013. Utilities will meet these goals by offering customers a portfolio of energy efficiency and conservation programs. Utilities are permitted to spend up to 2 percent of their annual 2006 revenue on these programs, estimated to equal approximately $250 million per year.
Experience nationwide has shown that such energy efficiency programs can help electricity consumers reduce energy bills by 20 to 30 percent. In other states, some businesses have realized 60 percent reductions.
To learn more about your energy consumption and what energy efficiency programs are available, please click on the link for your customer class.