2019 New York Laws
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Article 7-A - Home Insulation and Conservation
135-K - Reports; Miscellaneous.
§ 135-k. Reports; miscellaneous. 1. During the first three years of operation of an approved home conservation plan, each utility shall submit to the commission annually a summary report setting forth such information as the commission may deem relevant to monitor and evaluate the progress of the program.
2. On or before the thirty-first day of May, nineteen hundred eighty-seven and annually on that day thereafter, up to and including May thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-six, the commission shall report to the governor and the legislature on the progress of the program regarding the effect of the program on conservation of fuel and energy, cost savings to customers, expense to rate payers, environmental benefits, and estimated effects on the state's economy. The reports furthermore, shall detail any problems encountered in administration of the program and its implementation and shall include recommendations for its improvement and possible extension.
3. It is the purpose of this article, to the maximum extent permitted, to incorporate into the home conservation program established by this article any advantages to be secured by integration of federal and state home conservation programs, to secure maximum federal assistance to the program, when and if available, for such purposes, and to the customers and utilities participating therein.
4. No utility shall utilize its home conservation program to influence a customer to convert from one energy source to another, except with the consent of the customer.