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PURPA Hearing Notice: April 20, 2023

Coastal Electric Cooperative will hold a hearing to facilitate the consideration and determination of standards established by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

This hearing is held pursuant to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16

U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., and particularly pursuant to 16 U.S.C. §§ 2621, 2622, 2631, and 2632. The hearing will be held at the Coastal Electric Cooperative Corporate Office, with participant sign-in beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the hearing commencing at 10:00 a.m. on April 20, 2023. The following standards will be considered at the hearing:

  1. Demand-response practices, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(20).
  2. Electric vehicle charging programs, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(21).

The hearing will be governed by the “Rules for Conducting Proceedings Required by the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (as amended by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021)” (the “Rules”), which was adopted by the Board of Directors of Coastal Electric Cooperative on October 26, 2022. A copy of the Rules may be obtained at Coastal Electric Cooperative’s headquarters during business hours. The headquarters is located at 1265 South Coastal Highway, Midway, Georgia 31320 (Google Map link), and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST/EDT.

A copy of the Rules also may be downloaded below from Coastal Electric Cooperative’s PURPA Website here at: www.coastalelectric.coop/PURPA

Coastal EMC PURPA Manual [PDF]

In accordance with 16 U.S.C. § 2631, the United States Secretary of Energy, any affected electric utility, and any electric consumer of an affected electric utility has a right to intervene and participate as a formal party of record in the hearing. Please see Rule 4 concerning the procedure for intervention.

Any member of Coastal Electric Cooperative that does not desire to intervene and participate as a formal party of record nonetheless will be given the opportunity to make an oral or written statement expressing his position and views on the foregoing standards. Please see Rule 5 concerning the procedure for making such statements.

All persons must sign in not later than 10:00 a.m. to ensure that they are able to participate in the hearing. Please see Rule 11 concerning the conduct of the hearing.