19. August 2011 03:18
New York State PSC just issued new guidelines for reporting on the DSM programs [they are called Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (EEPS) programs]. According to the PSC, the new guidelines for monthly scorecard reporting and annual program and evaluation reporting will provide EEPS program administrators additional time to audit program data for completeness and accuracy and for improving the quality of information reported. The revised deadlines are as follows: monthly scorecard reports are to be filed no later than 30 days after the month ends; annual program and evaluation reports are to be filed no later than 90 days after the year ends; and updated plans are to be filed no later than 90 days after the year ends.
We think the PSC has been extremely generous in its ruling. If the utilities have a well-designed DSM program tracking, reporting and management analytics system in place, they would be able to provide these reports much sooner than that specified in these guidelines. In fact, our utility clients who have been using E2DR® product suite are able to provide the same reports as soon as the month ends and the annual reports in the first week of the following year. Given the fact that our system has built-in QC, date-time stamping and data validations to ensure that the data accepted into the system is accurate, auditable, complete and valid. This gives our clients the additional confidence that the data they are reporting to their executive management and the regulators are reliable and the reports are repeatable at any time in the future.
In a lighter vein, with due thanks to Scott Adams: