The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) hearing was properly noticed, member participation was encouraged and ultimately the meeting was held on Oct. 3, 2023, at 9 a.m., wherein the board heard from both Nodak staff and from the members regarding whether Nodak would continue to promote its robust demand response programs and whether Nodak would continue to promote affordable and equitable electric vehicle charging options throughout its service territory. After receiving Nodak staff’s presentation, as well as written input from the membership, the Nodak Board of Directors unanimously approved its Decision Determining Adoption of PURPA Standards on Nov. 1, 2023. The Board of Directors hereby determined that it is in the best interest of the cooperative:
Demand Response Practices:
To promote the use of demand response and demand flexibility practices with its entire membership base, in that it will continue to consider its rate mechanisms for the timely recovery of the costs of promoting the same, subject to demonstration that benefits of any individual program or measure outweigh any costs.
Electric Vehicle Programs:
To promote affordable and equitable electric vehicle charging options throughout its service territory with the exception that they do not impose constraints on rate development which may not align with long-term needs of Nodak’s members or for which non-rate means for improvement or acceleration are more effective.