Kentucky Demand-Side Management Proceeding
Synapse provided expert services to the Sierra Club related to Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities’ (the Companies) joint application to continue and amend their demand-side management (DSM) programs and implement a revised DSM tariff (Kentucky PSC Case No. 2014-00003). Working with Sierra Club attorneys, Synapse reviewed and drafted testimony on the Companies’ proposed DSM Plan, discovery responses, and supporting documentation, including an energy efficiency potential study and historical review of the Companies’ DSM programs. Synapse’s testimony documented, among other concerns, that the Companies had not considered the opportunities available from industrial DSM programs, despite an interest among their industrial customers for such programs, and were therefore likely missing opportunities to achieve a significant amount of cost-effective savings. As a result of this testimony, the Commission found in its November 14 order that the Companies should commission a study that examines the potential benefits of industrial DSM programs.