3360 Energy Resource Conservation,Dvlmt Comm
2380 - REGULATORY and PLANNING PROGRAM
The Regulatory and Planning program facilitates markets in providing adequate statewide energy supplies. The program develops long-range projections for future energy supplies and demand, and maintains current information on statewide electricity generation, transmission, natural gas, and fuels markets. Additionally, this program certifies power plant sites, designates transmission line corridors, and monitors new energy facilities and fuel infrastructure for compliance and supply and distribution adequacy consistent with state energy policies. The Energy Assessments program develops long-range projections for future energy supplies and demand, maintains current information on statewide electrical generation, consumption and peak demand, natural gas, and distributed generation. The program develops state energy policy based on the economic, financial, security, safety, and environmental implications of supply, demand, and price/cost assessments, and monitors energy markets for competitive prices and potential market abuses.