PURPA Proceeding


The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 requiring Coweta-Fayette EMC to consider two new standards of service.

  • Demand-response practices to promote the use of demand-response and demand flexibility practices to reduce electricity consumptions during periods of unusually high demand and establish rate mechanisms for recovery of costs promoting such practices, and
  • Electric vehicle charging programs to help promote greater electrification of the transportation sector and establish rates that promote and improve affordable EV charging options, and enhance investment in said options, within the public EV charging infrastructure.

Read the full text by viewing the Proposed Standards.


Major dates of importance associated with the consideration of the two standards are:

April 1, 2023                  Notice of Intervention Due
July 20, 2023                CFEMC PURPA Hearing
Sept. 3, 2023                 Record closes
November 15, 2023     CFEMC PURPA proceedings end

View full schedule of dates.


Questions or inquires about CFEMC's PURPA proceedings and/or activities should be directed to CFEMC's PURPA Compliance Officer Chellie Phillips at cphillips@utility.org or by calling 770-502-0226.


Why is CFEMC undertaking a PURPA hearing?
It is a requirement under Federal law that CFEMC hold these proceeding and consider these two (2) new PURPA standards.
What standards are being considered?
There are two (2) new PURPA standards. 1. Demand side management; and 2. EV Charging. You may review the full text of these standards on this page.
How will CFEMC members receive notice of these proceedings?
Notice of PURPA proceedings will be provided through our website and monthly newsletter.
As a CFEMC member, how can I get involved?
Members can choose to make a limited appearance or become an intervener.
If I am not a CFEMC member, can I still offer comments?
Yes, the process allows CFEMC members and non-members to offer comments.
When will the hearing be held?
The hearing will be held at CFEMCs corporate headquarters located at 907 Collinsworth Road, Palmetto, GA 30268, with participant sign-in beginning at 1:00 p.m. and the hearing commencing at 2:00 p.m. on July 20, 2023. The hearing schedule may be revised or updated. For the latest information regarding the hearing and deadlines, please consult the PURPA manual and Significant Event Schedule. These documents are available here on this website (www.utility.org/purpa).
When will the determination be rendered?
The Board will issue its determination as to each PURPA Standard under consideration as soon as reasonably practicable after the close of the record.
Who should I contact if I want to learn more?
Questions or inquires about CFEMC’s PURPA process and or activities should be directed to Chellie Phillips at cphillips@utility.org or 770-502-0226 or by mail: ATTN: Chellie Phillips Coweta Fayette EMC 807 Collinsworth Road Palmetto, GA 30268