Energy services companies (ESCOs) selling electricity are required to provide customers with periodic environmental disclosure statements or environmental disclosure labels in plain language. The labels provide information on the types of fuels used to generate electricity, air emissions resulting from generating electricity, and a comparison of those emissions to a statewide average. This information enables consumers, if they choose to; select an electricity supplier based on environmental quality and resource diversity, a key desired outcome of the Environmental Disclosure Program.
On November 14, 2008, the Commission issued an Order in Case 94-E-0954 which changed the settlement period for the Environmental Disclosure program. The revised settlement period will now coincide with a calendar year. The next settlement period will cover January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. Although the settlement period has been extended from rolling six-month periods to a calendar year, Load Serving Entities (including distribution utilities and ESCOs) must continue to provide disclosure labels to customers at least once every six months.
Commission Orders and Opinions
- Order Adopting Change in Settlement Period - November 12, 2008
- Notice Requesting Comments - July 30, 2008
- Commission Order Approving Change to Settlement Period in the Environmental Disclosure Program (May 12, 2004)
- Commission Opinion and Order Adopting Environmental Disclosure Requirements and Establishing a Tracking Mechanism
- Rules and Procedures for Conversion Transactions
- Environmental Disclosure Labels by Load Serving Entity - Individual environmental disclosure labels for retail electric suppliers, State Average, ISO Spot Market Index
- Consumer Guide - Environmental Disclosure Informational Brochure
Questions/Comments should be directed to the Label Administrator
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