PURPA Notice

NOTICE OF PURPA CONSIDERATION AND HEARING PROCESS

TO

ALL ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

Issued: December 1, 2022

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (the “Cooperative”) hereby gives its members notice regarding the process to be followed in implementing the statutory directives in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (2021 Infrastructure Bill), which amended the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).  The 2021 Infrastructure Bill established new Federal standards under Section 111(d) of PURPA, which each non-regulated electric utility (such as the Cooperative) is required to consider and to “make a determination whether or not it is appropriate to implement such standard[s]” within certain defined timelines based on evidence collected from interested persons after public notice and hearing.  Review the complete official public PURPA notice issued December 1, 2022, providing a description of the PURPA amendments and the procedures to be followed by the Cooperative in carrying out the mandate of the 2021 Infrastructure Bill. Written copies may be obtained by calling the Cooperative at 800-282-3824. The schedule of key events is as follows:

  • Official Notice of Public Hearing Process and Procedural Schedule – issued December 1, 2022
  • Initial Comments – to be submitted on or before March 1, 2023
  • Reply Comments – to be submitted on or before May 1, 2023
  • Determination Announcement by the Cooperative’s Board of Trustees – to be rendered on or before November 15, 2023

Should any change occur in the above schedule, it will be posted on www.preco.coop.