2021 Georgia Code
Title 46 - Public Utilities and Public Transportation
Chapter 4A - Provision of Energy Conservation Assistance to Residential Customers by Electric and Gas Utilities
§ 46-4A-4. Powers and Duties of Director Generally

Universal Citation: GA Code § 46-4A-4 (2021)

The director shall have and may exercise the following powers and duties:

  1. To adopt, modify, repeal, and promulgate, after consultation with all affected parties and due notice and public hearings held in accordance with and established pursuant to Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act," rules and regulations for the establishment and implementation of the Residential Conservation Service program. The initial proposed regulations shall be based upon the state plan for the Residential Conservation Service as approved by the United States Department of Energy and shall include provisions for:
    1. Identification of covered utilities;
    2. Utility responsibilities, such as:
      1. Providing program information for customers;
      2. Performance of on-site energy audits;
      3. Arranging financing and installation;
      4. Distribution of lists of contractors, suppliers, and lenders;
      5. Conducting inspections of installed measures;
      6. Determining qualifications of auditors and inspectors; and
      7. Establishing record keeping, financial accounting, and reporting requirements;
    3. Development and maintenance of master records of contractors, suppliers, and lenders;
    4. Consumer complaint mechanisms;
    5. Utility supply, installation, and financing of energy products;
    6. Coordination with affected agencies, especially the commission and the office of the Attorney General;
    7. Compliance and enforcement procedures; and
    8. Other program elements required by federal law;
  2. To administer and enforce this chapter and all rules and regulations and orders promulgated hereunder;
  3. To receive and administer any federal funding available for the purposes of this chapter; and
  4. To amend the regulations promulgated under this chapter to conform to any future changes in the federal law and regulations governing the program.

(Ga. L. 1981, p. 1258, § 4; Ga. L. 2015, p. 1088, § 42/SB 148.)

The 2015 amendment, effective July 1, 2015, substituted "office of the Attorney General" for "Office of Consumer Affairs" in subparagraph (1)(F).

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