16 U.S. Code § 831m–1 - Tennessee Valley Authority least-cost planning program

(a) In general
The Tennessee Valley Authority shall conduct a least-cost planning program in accordance with this section.
(b) Conduct of program
(1) In general
In conducting a least-cost planning program under subsection (a) of this section, the Tennessee Valley Authority shall employ and implement a planning and selection process for new energy resources which evaluates the full range of existing and incremental resources (including new power supplies, energy conservation and efficiency, and renewable energy resources) in order to provide adequate and reliable service to electric customers of the Tennessee Valley Authority at the lowest system cost.
(2) Planning and selection process
The planning and selection process referred to in paragraph (1) shall—
(A) take into account necessary features for system operation, including diversity, reliability, dispatchability, and other factors of risk;
(B) take into account the ability to verify energy savings achieved through energy conservation and efficiency and the projected durability of such savings measured over time; and
(C) treat demand and supply resources on a consistent and integrated basis.
(3) “System cost” defined
As used in paragraph (1), the term “system cost” means all direct and quantifiable net costs for an energy resource over its available life, including the cost of production, transportation, utilization, waste management, environmental compliance, and, in the case of imported energy resources, maintaining access to foreign sources of supply.
(c) Participation by distributors
(1) In general
In conducting a least-cost planning program under subsection (a) of this section, the Tennessee Valley Authority shall—
(A) provide an opportunity for distributors of the Tennessee Valley Authority to recommend cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities, rate structure incentives, and renewable energy proposals for inclusion in such program; and
(B) encourage and assist such distributors in the planning and implementation of cost-effective energy efficiency options.
(2) Assistance
The Tennessee Valley Authority shall provide appropriate assistance to distributors under paragraph (1)(B). Such assistance shall, where cost effective, be provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority acting through, or in cooperation with, an association of distributors. Such assistance may include publications, workshops, conferences, one-on-one assistance, financial assistance, equipment loans, technology assessment studies, marketing studies, and other appropriate mechanisms to transfer information on energy efficiency and renewable energy options and programs to customers.
(d) Public review and comment
Before the selection and addition of a major new energy resource on the Tennessee Valley Authority system, the Tennessee Valley Authority shall provide an opportunity for public review and comment and shall include a description of any such action in an annual report to the President and Congress.
(e) Exemption from certain requirements
The Tennessee Valley Authority shall not be subject to the least-cost planning requirements contained in section 2621 (d) of this title or any similar requirement which might arise out of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s electric power transactions with the Southeastern Power Administration.

Source

(Pub. L. 102–486, title I, § 113,Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2798.)
Codification

Section was enacted as part of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, and not as part of the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 which comprises this chapter.

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5 CFR - Administrative Personnel

5 CFR Part 7901 - SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

18 CFR - Conservation of Power and Water Resources

18 CFR Part 1300 - STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES OF TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

18 CFR Part 1301 - PROCEDURES

18 CFR Part 1302 - NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS OF TVA—EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

18 CFR Part 1303 - PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

18 CFR Part 1304 - APPROVAL OF CONSTRUCTION IN THE TENNESSEE RIVER SYSTEM AND REGULATION OF STRUCTURES AND OTHER ALTERATIONS

18 CFR Part 1305 - [Reserved]

18 CFR Part 1306 - RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION POLICIES

18 CFR Part 1307 - NONDISCRIMINATION WITH RESPECT TO HANDICAP

18 CFR Part 1308 - CONTRACT DISPUTES

18 CFR Part 1309 - NONDISCRIMINATION WITH RESPECT TO AGE

18 CFR Part 1310 - ADMINISTRATIVE COST RECOVERY

18 CFR Part 1311 - INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND DIRECT FEDERAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

18 CFR Part 1314 - BOOK-ENTRY PROCEDURES FOR TVA POWER SECURITIES ISSUED THROUGH THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS

18 CFR Part 1315 - NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING

 

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