The Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities on Nov. 18 approved a plan to “address recommendations in the Future Energy Resources Committee Report” by a 4−1 vote. Vice Chair Stephen McLin opposed the motion.
The FER committee was created to investigate and recommend options for achieving carbon neutrality by 2040, one of BPU’s strategic goals.
The plan developed by board members David Powell and Jeff Johnson lays out a step-by-step process for reviewing, voting on and implementing the committee’s recommendations. The schedule they suggested calls for:
•December 2015: BPU will adopt a definition of “carbon neutral” electrical energy.
•January: BPU will adopt a strategic policy for electrical energy resources.
•February: BPU will adopt a strategic policy for distributed electrical generation and rate structure;
•March: BPU will direct the utilities manager to develop an implementation plan for the adopted strategic policies;
•June: DPU staff will present a comprehensive plan to implement the strategic policies;
•July: BPU will approve a comprehensive plan to implement the strategic policies.