Empire District Electric Company Integrated Resource Plan Survey

 
As we prepare for the future, we ask you to complete this short survey to let us know your thoughts on a few items that may impact customers in the coming years.
1. Are you an Empire District Electric customer?
2. In which state do you reside?
3. Are you aware that emission control equipment currently in place at power plants (and currently charged in rates) is required by law?

4. Are you aware utilities are required by law to further reduce power plant emissions through the installation of additional equipment that will result in substantial new expenditures?
5. I would be willing to pay more for electricity to have Empire install equipment to further reduce power plant emissions beyond what is currently required by law.
6. I would be willing to pay _____ more on my electric bill for equipment and associated operational costs to reduce power plant emissions.
7. Are you aware Empire offers energy efficiency programs including high-efficiency lighting programs, such as, rebates for efficient appliances and air-conditioners; weatherization programs; commercial and industrial efficiency programs; and Energy Star® programs?
8. Are you aware some states require utilities to offer energy efficiency programs and some have established energy efficiency saving targets or goals for utilities?
9. I am willing to pay to provide and promote energy efficiency programs in my area.
10. I would be willing to pay ____ more on my electric bill for energy efficiency programs to be offered and promoted.
11. For a discount on my electric bill, I would allow Empire to cycle my air conditioner, on and off, during peak conditions in the summer months.
12. Are you aware some utilities are required by state law to provide a percentage of their energy from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydro?
13. I am willing to pay more for electricity so energy from renewable energy sources beyond the limits currently mandated by law may be included.
14. I would be willing to pay _____ more to replace energy from traditional sources with energy from renewable energy sources.
15. I would be willing to pay more so new advanced transmission and distribution network technologies such as smart grid devices including smart meters could be added.
16. I would be willing to pay ____ more to add new advanced transmission and distribution network technologies.
17. I believe Empire should participate in nuclear energy projects.
18. To what extent should nuclear projects be considered?
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