Oklahoma utilities offer a limited set of programs. One of the two main IOUs in the state, Oklahoma Gas and Electric, has a goal to build no new generation until at least 2020. So far, OG&E has mostly eschewed energy efficiency programs for demand response, becoming one of, if not the national leader in the deployment of “smart grid” technologies such as smart meters. Energy efficiency still does play a role, albeit limited, as a resource for the state’s utilities. In 2008, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission initiated a "Demand Programs Collaboration" to examine issues associated with the funding and provision of customer energy efficiency programs by the state's energy utilities. The Commission approved a portfolio of demand-side management programs proposed by the state’s other main IOU, AEP Public Service Oklahoma (PSO).
Reported budgets for energy efficiency programs for 2011, and electricity savings for 2010, are in the State Spending and Savings Tables.
The state’s IOUs may recover lost revenues and earn an incentive for implementing successful energy efficiency programs.
In 2009, the state legislature authorized municipal utilities and the Grand River Dam Authority to spend money encouraging energy conservation activities (S 293, enacted as Chapter 205).
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