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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 350. Rules Governing Exemptions for Large General Services Companies
7/17/2024

20VAC5-350-30. Standard criteria for notice to utility.

A. Each notice of nonparticipation shall identify the customer, the customer's billing address and all applicable utility account numbers, and the location of the specific facility and single site for which any such exemption is being sought.

B. The notice of nonparticipation shall also contain an affidavit signed by the customer's president, corporate secretary, or other officer of the customer concerning the energy efficiency programs. Such affidavit shall attest to the validity of information submitted in support of the customer's notice of nonparticipation.

C. The notice of nonparticipation shall certify the energy efficiency savings achieved from investment in such programs, in kWhs, within the prior five years as well as the specific measures undertaken to achieve those savings and the life expectancy of each measure. The notice of nonparticipation shall certify the energy efficiency savings achieved by the customer meets or exceeds the requirements of § 56-596.2 of the Code of Virginia.

D. To qualify for the exemption, each customer shall have measurable and verifiable energy efficiency savings in the prior five years consistent with § 56-585.1 A 5 c of the Code of Virginia. It shall be the customer's sole responsibility to ensure the energy savings claimed in the customer's notice of nonparticipation meets the definition of measured and verified as set forth in § 56-576 of the Code of Virginia, and such compliance shall be attested to in the customer's affidavit. Additionally, each customer providing a notice of nonparticipation to its utility pursuant to this chapter shall subsequently furnish yearly reports to the utility and the commission's Division of Public Utility Regulation describing the energy efficiency savings achieved by the customer during each 12-month period in which such notice of nonparticipation is intended to be in effect. The annual reports shall include the status of energy efficiency measures and operational changes included in the customer's notice of nonparticipation. Each customer shall certify that each such annual report demonstrates energy efficiency savings at a level consistent with commonly accepted industry standards for energy efficiency savings obtained by similarly situated customers and adheres to any other regulatory criteria the commission reasonably deems appropriate. Such reports shall be filed on or about March 1 of the year following such customer's filing of its notice of nonparticipation, with such March 1 filings continuing thereafter throughout the life of the customer's energy efficiency improvements described in the customer's notice of nonparticipation.

E. Each notice of nonparticipation shall also include a measurement and verification plan conforming to the protocol set forth in the definition of "measured and verified" as provided in § 56-576 of the Code of Virginia. It shall be the customer's sole responsibility to ensure its measurement and verification plan conforms to this definition.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-585.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 13, eff. February 4, 2021.

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