Clean Power Plan Comments

 

SEEA has created this page to aggregate many of the key southeastern regional and national stakeholder comments, which are publicly available within the EPA docket. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but to highlight some of the influential comments to this process.

Additions to this page are always appreciated; please contact Cyrus Bhedwar, SEEA Policy Director, at cbhedwar@seealliance.org, if you come across other comments that you’d like SEEA to post.


Proposed Federal Plan and Model Trading Rule:

Alabama Department of Environmental Management

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

Entergy

Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

JEA

Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators

Mississippi Public Service Commission

Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia

Municipal Energy Agency of Mississippi

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Oglethorpe Power

PJM

Santee Cooper

Tennessee Valley Authority

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


Clean Energy Incentive Program:

Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina

North Carolina Housing Coalition

North Carolina Justice Center

Oglethorpe Power

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation


Draft Clean Power Plan:

The comment period for EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, released in June, closed on December 1st (an extension of the original October 16th deadline). The nearly 4 million comments received during the comment period will influence the final rules, which are slated to be released in late summer 2015. Comments can be viewed via the federal e-rulemaking portal.

In addition, SEEA has developed a summary document that aggregates key themes and takeaways from southeastern stakeholders’ comments on energy efficiency in EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

Southeastern States
Southeastern Utilities/RTOs
Southeastern Regional Organizations
National and Other Regional Organizations
Archived Comments

SEEA Joint Comments on EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan (Co-Authored with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and the South-Central Partnership for an Energy Efficiency as a Resource)

Energy Efficiency-Related Topics for State Consideration as a Part of Comments on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

In response to state air director, utility commission and state energy office requests, attached is a high-level list of energy efficiency-related topics within EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan for states to consider including as a part of their comments. These recommendations do not advocate for a specific outcome, but rather, as preserving the flexibility and opportunity for energy efficiency as a compliance tool.

 

Southeastern States

Alabama Attorney General (see joint comments filed by Attorneys General of the States of Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

Alabama Public Service Commission

Alabama Department of Environmental Management

Arkansas Attorney General

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality/Arkansas Public Service Commission

Arkansas Governor-Elect

Florida Attorney General (see joint comments filed by Attorneys General of the States of Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Florida Office of the Public Counsel

Florida Public Service Commission

Georgia Attorney General (see also joint comments filed by Attorneys General of the States of Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia Public Service Commission

Kentucky Attorney General

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

Louisiana Attorney General (see joint comments filed by Attorneys General of the States of Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Louisiana Public Service Commission

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Mississippi Public Service Commission

New Orleans City Council (regulator of Entergy New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana in Algiers)

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff

South Carolina Attorney General (see joint comments filed by Attorneys General of the States of Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – Nuclear

South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Tennessee Regulatory Authority

Virginia Attorney General

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia State Corporation Commission Staff

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

Joint comments filed by Attorneys General of the States of Oklahoma, West Virginia, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming

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Southeastern Utilities/RTOs

Alabama Power Company (see Southern Company)

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

Arkansas Municipal Power Association

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

Cleco

Coastal Electric Cooperative

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation

Dominion

Duke Energy

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Entergy

Florida Electric Cooperatives Association

Florida Municipal Electric Association

Florida Power and Light (NextEra Energy)

Georgia Power Company (see Southern Company)

Gulf Power Company (see Southern Company)

Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives

JEA

Jefferson Energy Cooperative

Lakeland Electric

Mississippi Power Company (see Southern Company)

MISO

Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia

North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives

North Little Rock Electric Department

OG&E

Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative/Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

Orlando Utilities Commission

PJM

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation

SCE&G

Seminole Electric Cooperative

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative

Southern Company (note: Southern Company subsidiaries Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power did not file separate comments)

Southwest Power Pool

Sumter Electric Membership Corporation

Suwanee Valley Electric Cooperative

Tampa Electric Company

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

Virginia Municipal Electric Assocation

Walton Electric Membership Corporation

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Southeastern Regional Organizations

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Alabama Environmental Council

Alliance for Affordable Energy

Appalachian Voices/Southern Environmental Law Center/Virginia Conservation Network

Arkansas Electric Energy Consumers

Greater Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution

GreenLaw

Louisiana Energy Users Group

Mississippi Energy Institute

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Southern Environmental Law Center – Alabama

Southern Environmental Law Center – Georgia

Southern Environmental Law Center – North Carolina

Southern Environmental Law Center – South Carolina

Southern Environmental Law Center – Tennessee

Southern Environmental Law Center – Virginia

Southern States Energy Board

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National and Other Regional Organizations

Air Conditioning Contractors of America

Alliance for Industrial Efficiency

Alliance to Save Energy

AMERESCO/Honeywell/Ingersoll Rand/Johnson Controls/Schneider Electric/Siemens/United Technologies

American Chemistry Council

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

American Institute of Architects

American Public Power Association

ASHRAE

Building Performance Institute

Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy

Edison Electric Institute

Electric Power Research Institute

Environmental Defense Fund

FERC

The Heritage Foundation

International Code Council

ISO/RTO Council

National Association of Clean Air Agencies

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

National Association of State Energy Offices

Natural Resources Defense Council

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

New York ISO

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Nuclear Energy Institute

Opower

Public Citizen

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Sierra Club/Earthjustice

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project – CHP

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project – EVs

Union of Concerned Scientists

U.S. Green Building Council

Utility Air Regulatory Group

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Archived Comments

(Delivered at EPA’s public listening session in Atlanta on July 28-29, 2014)

Atlanta Public Hearing Transcript

Alabama Attorney General

Alabama Department of Environmental Management

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association

Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina

Georgia Commissioner Bubba McDonald

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Senior Advisor to Alabama Governor

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Southeast Green Tweet Diary: Press Conference of Environmental Groups support the Clean Power Plan

Southeast Green Tweet Diary: Clean Power Plan Hearings Day 1

Southeast Green Tweet Diary: Clean Power Plan Hearings Day 2

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Southface Energy Institute

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