Public hearing on energy standards set in Naperville
Sun Staff February 28, 2013 9:32AM
Updated: April 2, 2013 6:22AM
The first of two public hearings for people to provide comments on proposed federal energy standards for the city of Naperville will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. March 4 in City Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
The hearing will be broadcast live on the city’s government access TV station WCNC (Channel 6 on WOW, Channel 10 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T) as well as stream live via the city’s website at www.naperville.il.us/granicus.html.
The hearing is being conducted in accordance with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to consider proposed federal energy standards and decide whether the city should implement these proposed standards or decline to do so. The proposed federal energy standards include net metering, fuel source standards, fossil fuel generation efficiency standards, interconnection standards, smart metering (with time-based rate schedules), integrated resource planning, rate design modifications and smart grid information.
Utility staff has its proposed findings on each federal energy standard available for public review at www.naperville.il.us/utilityhearing.aspx as well as in hard copy form at the City Clerk’s Office at the Naperville Municipal Center.
The city will continue to accept written comments on the proposed federal energy standards through March 19. Written comments will be accepted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be mailed or submitted in person to City Clerk’s Office, Attn: Pam LaFeber/PURPA Comments, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL 60540. Full rules on what written comments should include are available to view at www.naperville.il.us/utilityhearing.aspx.
Full rules on how the public hearings will work and how public participation can occur are available to view at www.naperville.il.us/utilityhearing.aspx.
The second public hearing date for verbal comments will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 in Council Chambers. Tthis hearing will also be broadcast live on WCNC and stream live at www.naperville.il.us/granicus.html.
Following the hearings, all testimony, comments and evidence will be summarized and a recommendation will be made to the Naperville City Council in the form of a resolution.
The resolution will be discussed at a future City Council meeting for final action.