Oklahoma City, September 18, 2009 — Oklahoma Gas and Electric filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a comprehensive demand program portfolio designed to promote energy efficiency and conservation for customers.
Eight separate programs are proposed, ranging from residential weatherization to commercial lighting, all intended to enable customers to use less energy.
In seeking approval of the demand programs, also seeks recovery of the program and related costs through a demand program rider that would be added to customers’ electric bills.
Before any savings realized from the demand programs, the utility’s request would increase the average residential electric bill by less than $1.40 per month.
If approved, OG&E would expect to implement the demand programs in January 2010. Programs would include, among other measures:
“- Low-Income Weatherization to increase the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low income customers.
“- Fixed-Income Weatherization, a separate weatherization program designed to benefit fixed-income customers who may not meet the qualifications of the Low-Income Weatherization Program.
“- Residential Thermal Efficiency for residential customers who need assistance in identifying areas to improve efficiency and information about pricing for work recommended by energy-audit results.
“- Positive Energy-New Home Construction program encouraging builders and homeowners to utilize energy efficient homebuilding practices in the construction of new homes.
“- Commercial/Industrial Standard program providing financial incentives for reducing energy costs and peak demand in non-residential facilities.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric serves more than 773,000 customers in a service territory spanning 30,000 square miles in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.