Notice of Hearing to Consider the Adopti

Notice of Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Standards Under The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Pursuant to amendments included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the “Act”) to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., as amended, the Board of Directors of Cass County Electric Cooperative Inc. (the “Cooperative”) will hold a paper hearing on Monday, July 24, 2023, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at 3312 42nd Street South. Fargo, ND 58104, to consider the following: 1) Whether the Cooperative will (i) promote the use of demand-response and demand flexibility practices by commercial, residential, and industrial consumers to reduce electricity consumption during periods of unusually high demand and (ii) establish rate mechanisms for the timely recovery of the costs of promoting demand-response and demand flexibility practices. 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(20). 2) Whether the Cooperative will consider measures to promote greater electrification of the transportation sector, including establishing rates that (i) promote affordable and equitable electric vehicle charging options for residential, commercial, and public electric vehicle charging infrastructure, (ii) improve the customer experience associated with electric vehicle charging, including by reducing charging times for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, (iii) accelerate third-party investment in electric vehicle charging for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, and (iv) appropriately recover the marginal costs of delivering electricity to electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. 16 U.S.C. § 2621(d)(21). All members of the Cooperative, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, and affected utilities and their customers may participate and submit written comments for consideration of the Board by delivering to the Cooperative at its address set forth below by the close of business on June 9, 2023, a written statement detailing their position relative to the adoption of one or both of the standards and their response to the written position of the Cooperative staff relative to all of the standards to be available on or before May 9, 2023. The procedural rules and other information relating to the proceedings and how to participate may be obtained on the Cooperative’s website at or through a written request mailed to the following address: Terry Kraft, Board Secretary Cass County Electric Cooperative ATTN: PURPA Proceedings 3312 42nd St S Fargo, ND 58104 (March 15, 2023) 202487