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On-Bill Approach for Energy Efficiency Upgrades Spreads Among Rural Electric Co-ops Ouachita Electric brings no-debt tariff program to Arkansas with unanimous commission approval [Camden, AR] — Utility regulators in Arkansas have approved a new financing tool for Ouachita Electric Cooperative that will become big news for its members, and the unanimous decision clears the way to expanding investment in energy efficiency by harnessing a proven utility business model.
On February 8,the Arkansas Public Service Commission approved an optional tariff for Ouachita members that allows the utility to invest in energy upgrades like better insulation and heat pumps, recovering its costs on the bill with a charge that is less than the estimated savings.
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With this approach, co-op members receive upgrades that provide lower bills and better comfort with no up-front costs and no personal debt. Ouachita Electric had offered its members loans for energy efficiency upgrades, and it found that renters and families with limited capacity to take on debt were not benefiting.
With its unanimous approval, the Arkansas commission cleared the way for other co-ops in the state to follow suit with filings similar to Ouachita Electric. Collectively, seventeen Arkansas co-ops distribute energy to approximatelymembers, making Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation AECC the largest provider in the state.
This decision by the Arkansas commission comes as two important national energy leadership associations are convening February It serves Calhoun County, which is among the counties that make up the most distressed area of the country, the Mississippi River delta region.
The cooperative serves members in Calhoun County. The Georgetown University Energy Prize contest involves periodic evaluation of energy consumption data from the more than 60 city and county contest applicants across the United States. The contest involves four stages with the final winner to be named by June According to Mark Cayce, general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative, Calhoun County is in the semifinalist stage, or stage three, and will compete for the next two years to reduce their utility-supplied energy consumption to yield continuing improvements within the county and provide a model for other communities to replicate.
Cayce said the cooperative has worked with municipal and county officials to address energy efficiency practices in government facilities, and it has also implemented an innovative program to assist cooperative members with an easy repayment method for the addition of energy efficiency measures in their homes.
The member avoids having to provide up-front cash for these improvements that result in lower energy bills as well as increased comfort. The energy savings actually offset the financing payment on the bill, resulting in both lower usage and lower bills.
The report identifies the recommended improvements and analyzes the annual energy cost savings associated with each one. Next, the homeowner decides which improvements are desired.
These often include adding insulation, reducing air leakage, sealing ductwork and upgrading lighting. The member then pays for the improvements on their monthly bill with the energy costs they save. The cooperative has also conducted energy audits for municipal, county and school buildings and assisted in the deployment of high efficiency lighting that has resulted in lower energy usage at the facilities.
Incorporated inthe cooperative is based in Camden with a district office in Hampton. The locally owned and managed organization has 38 employees. For additional information, contact: Norma Beaver, Ouachita Electric Cooperative, or nbeaver oecc.
We are excited to continue to explore the possibilities of methods to ultimately keep the rates for our members as reasonable as possible.
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