Is the obligation for cost recovery for the utility’s investment tied to a specific customer or to the utility’s meter at the upgraded site?

Investments in efficiency upgrades made through a tariffed on-bill program are tied to the meter, not to the person holding the account. The utility recovers the costs for those upgrades with a fixed charge on the meter, regardless of who occupies the property. The terms of the tariff apply to service at that meter until the utility’s costs are recovered.