42 U.S. Code § 6803 - Development of electric utility rate design proposals by Secretary; contents; submission to Congress; supporting analysis
(a) The Secretary shall develop proposals to improve electric utility rate design. Such proposals shall be designed to encourage energy conservation, minimize the need for new electrical generating capacity, and minimize costs of electric energy to consumers, and shall include (but not be limited to) proposals which provide for the development and implementation of—
(3) ratemaking policies which discourage inefficient use of fuel and encourage economical purchases of fuel; and
(b) The proposals prepared under subsection (a) of this section shall be transmitted to each House of Congress not later than 6 months after August 14, 1976, for review and for such further action as the Congress may direct by law. Such proposals shall be accompanied by an analysis of—
(1) the projected savings (if any) in consumption of petroleum products, natural gas, electric energy, and other energy resources,
(2) the reduction (if any) in the need for new electrical generating capacity, and of the demand for capital by the electric utility industry, and
which are likely to result from the implementation nationally of each of the proposals transmitted under this subsection.