Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced the first round
of filings in response to the Commission’s groundbreaking rules
aimed at slashing monthly utility bills through reduced waste. The
plans filed this week, called "Quick Start" plans, were
required of each electric and natural gas utility serving more than
25,000 customers. As the name indicates, "Quick Start"
plans were designed to be quickly implemented in order to help
develop utility processes, infrastructure, contractor networks and
training prior to the full roll out of waste reduction programs
across the state.
of Quick Start programs being proposed include home and business
energy audits, A/C tune-ups, rebates for energy efficient lighting
and appliances, demand response measures, the weatherizing of homes
and businesses, along with new home initiatives. If approved by the
Commission, utilities must implement these programs within four
months. Customer participation in these programs is optional.
is the 24th
observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King day in Winona. In
observance, the Citizens in Alliance will sponsor a march beginning
at 3:30, beginning at J.J. Knox Gym, followed by a program at the
Montgomery County Courthouse at 4pm. At the conclusion of the
program, marchers will head back to the Winona Community Center on
Powell Street for food and fellowship and the public is invited to