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The State of Maryland Reviews its Cost-Effectiveness Practices

  • 1.  The State of Maryland Reviews its Cost-Effectiveness Practices

    BPA Staff Member
    Posted 06-29-2022 13:57
    The NSPM benefit-cost analysis framework was foundational to creating Maryland's MD-EV jurisdiction-specific test (JST) and similarly a proposed Maryland JST for energy efficiency (EE). After the EV and EE stakeholders processes, the commission has now convened a new working group in its "Unified BCA" docket to explore developing a consistent BCA framework across all DERs. 

    Maryland is an excellent example of where a state first applied the NSPM in the context of one distributed energy resource (electric vehicles), and then separately to another DER (energy efficiency). Recognizing the importance of using a consistent BCA framework across all DERs, the Maryland Public Service Commission ("PSC" or "Commission") then opened a new docket – currently underway – to develop a 'Unified' BCA framework using the NSPM.

    Read the full case study here.


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    Building Performance Association
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