Notice of PURPA Hearing
Hart Electric Membership Corp. will hold a public hearing on May 22, 2023, to facilitate consideration of certain new standards pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (there- inafter “PURPA”). The new standards to be considered are as follows:
1. Demand-response practices [16 S.C. § 2621(d)(20)].
2. Electric vehicle (EV) charging programs [16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(21)].
The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at:
Habersham Electric Membership Corp.
6135 Highway 115 West
Clarkesville, GA 30523
The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Procedures Governing Conduct of PURPA Proceedings (the “Rules”), as adopted by the Hart EMC Board of Directors. A copy of the Rules may be viewed at Hart EMC’s website at www.hartemc.com, or is available for inspection and copying during business hours at the office of Hart EMC, 1071 Elberton Highway, Hartwell, GA 30643. A copy of the Rules is also available upon written request (accompanied by a check or money order for $5 to cover copying and postage) to the following address:
Hart Electric Membership Corp.
Attn: Ed Hoy, PURPA Hearing Coordinator
P.O. Box 250
Hartwell, GA 30643
The hearing schedule may be revised or updated. For updated information on the hearing schedule and on other matters relating to the hearing, please check Hart EMC’s website at www.hartemc.com, or call Ed Hoy at (800) 241-4109.
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C.§ 2631(1), the U.S. Secretary of Energy and any electric consumer of Hart EMC may participate in the hearing as an intervenor. To apply for status as an intervenor, an application must be filed with Hart EMC no later than March 23, 2023. Please refer to the Rules for important details regarding the procedure for intervening. Interested persons who do not wish to intervene may make a limited appearance and furnish oral or written comments as provided in the Rules. The hearing will start promptly at 9 a.m., and limited appearances will be taken first.
The rules and procedures can be found below: