This is a review of a Public Utility Commission decision disallowing part of a performance bonus that appellant CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC was entitled to for exceeding its 2008 energy-efficiency goals. All of the 2008 energy-efficiency programs, including those funded with $10 million from a 2006 settlement agreement, were administered by CenterPoint, were market-based standard offer programs or targeted market-transformation programs that achieved cost-effective energy efficiency for CenterPoint's customers; accordingly, these programs were programs implemented under PUC rule 25.181 and the savings from these programs should be included in the calculation of the performance bonus that CenterPoint is entitled to for exceeding its energy-efficiency goals. The trial court's judgment is reversed and remanded. Austin Court of Appeals, No. 03-11-00065-CV, 08-16-2013.
CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC v. Public Utility Commission of Texas
Tex. App. Dist. 3
August 16, 2013