White River Valley 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 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
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 White River Valley Electric Cooperative Corporate Office, with participant sign-in beginning at 8:00 am and the hearing commencing at 9:00 am on October 20, 2023. The following standards will be considered at the hearing:
- Demand-Response Practices pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(20).
- 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)” (the “Rules”), which were adopted by the Board of Directors of White River Valley Electric Cooperative on August 17, 2023. A copy of the Rules may be obtained at White River Valley Electric Cooperative’s headquarters during business hours. The headquarters is located at 2449 State Highway 76 East, Branson, Missouri 65616 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. CST. A copy of the Rules also may be downloaded from www.whiteriver.org.
In accordance with 16 U.S.C. § 2631, the United States Secretary of Energy, any affected electric utility, any electric consumer of an affected electric utility, or a Member of the Cooperative in good standing 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 White River Valley 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 or her 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 9:00 am to insure that they are able to participate in the hearing. Please see Rule 10 concerning the conduct of the hearing.