Resolution of Full Unbundling and Standards of Conduct for Electric Industry Restructuring Exposed

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The Resolution of Full Unbundling and Standards of Conduct for Electric Industry Restructuring does not include adoption or approval information. ALEC has attempted to distance itself from this piece of legislation after the launch of in 2011, but it has done nothing to get it repealed in the states where it previously pushed for it to be made into law.

ALEC Resolution Text

WHEREAS, the Electric Industry Restructuring Act (ERA) instructs that “owners, operators, and providers of transmission and distribution facilities and services, including all federal, state and local public power agencies, should be required to provide access to those facilities, ancillary services, and other services which are not available competitively to any buyer or seller on a nondiscriminatory and comparable basis:”

WHEREAS, the EIRA instructs that companies owning transmission and distribution “should not be allowed to use any monopoly position in those services as a barrier to competition in generation:”

WHEREAS, the unbundling of generation from transmission will reveal the existence of other competitive services, Including, but not limited to, metering (installation, maintenance, replacement and reading), accounting, billing and energy management services (audits, demand side management, and other usage)

WHEREAS, standards of conduct are necessary to achieve operational and/or financial separation between a company’s regulated electric distribution assets and activities and its competitive generation or market affiliates:

WHEREAS, information, revenues, expenses, costs, assets, liabilities other resources associated with transmission and distribution services can be used to provide competitive preference to any affiliated generation company or affiliated electric supplier: now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, {INSERT APPROPRIATE REGULATORY BODY) shall require unbundling of competitive services associated with transmission and distribution to benefit consumers and promote a level playing field between electric providers: and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the [INSERT APPROPRIATE REGULATORY BODY) shall implement a standard of conduct to ensure that the electric distribution company provides regulated services and applies tariffs to affiliated and unaffiliated suppliers in a nondiscriminatory manner with uniform enforcement: and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, the Speaker of the House, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and to every member of this state’s Congressional Delegation.