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PURPA Proceeding


The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 amends the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 requiring Okefenoke REMC 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:

March 3, 2023               Notice of Intervention Due
May 2, 2023                   OREMC PURPA Hearing: 
June 16, 2023                Record closes
November 15, 2023     OREMC PURPA proceedings end

View full schedule of dates.

Pre-filed testimony of Okefenoke REMC. 
View Testimony


Questions or inquires about OREMC's PURPA proceedings and/or activities should be directed to OREMC's PURPA Compliance Officer Kimi Harris at or by calling 800-262-5131.

Below are links to required documents related to participation in OREMC's PURPA proceedings:

PURPA Manual

Notice of Hearing

Notice of Intervention form to be used by any person interested in intervening in OREMC's PURPA proceedings

Limited Appearance by Written Statement form to be completed by any person wanting to make a limited appearance at PURPA hearing

Request for Information Form to be completed relative to any request of information regarding the PURPA proceedings

Application for Compensation form to be completed requesting compensation related to any PURPA proceedings

Application for Transcript to be completed when requesting a transcript of OREMC's PURPA proceedings 

PURPA Hearing Moderator's Report

Written Determination