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Basic Objectives of SB 1149
 

 
  • To restructure the way rates are set to allow nonresidential consumers the opportunity to buy electricity supply from a supplier other than the local utility known as "Direct Access."
  • To provide the basis from which the state can make a gradual transition to a more competitive market for electricity at both the wholesale and retail level by establishing more efficient markets and opening the door to new products, new services and new technologies.
  • To provide a buffer for consumers while the wholesale market matures.
  • To give consumers more choices and more influence over the way electricity is delivered and used.
  • To assure sufficient support for energy conservation and development of new renewable energy through a stable funding source.
  • To protect consumers from undue cost shifts when other consumers choose other suppliers under Direct Access.