The federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA '07) amended Title I of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) to require state regulators (of utilities whose rates they regulate) and larger non-regulated utilities (including about 200 electric cooperatives) to consider adopting four new federal standards. Two of those standards cover energy efficiency and two cover smart-grid issues.
Additionally, a standard on waste energy was created that must be considered by all utilities. The following documents describe Bluebonnet's efforts to comply with the required standards.
Final Determination Approving Modified PURPA EISA Standards (Approved by Board of Directors Aug. 18, 2009)
PURPA Notice Media Affidavits