The Ohio Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed regulations to allow electric utilities to use fuel-cost clauses to recover gains or losses from trading Clean Air Act emission allowances....
Idaho Project Sale of Local Exchanges
Diverging from the position taken by regulators in other states in the region, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has rejected proposals by U S WEST Communications, Inc., a
telephone local exchange carrier, to sell certain local
exchanges to independent telephone companies. It approved, however, a proposal to sell one of U S WEST's exchanges to a telephone cooperative association. Re U S WEST Communications Inc., Case Nos. PRJ-T-94-1; USW-S-94-4, Order No. 26198, Oct. 18, 1995 (Idaho P.U.C.). In rejecting the bulk of the sales, the PUC noted that the proposals lacked the commitment to infrastructure improvements made by U S WEST in other states. It also found the proposed purchase price of double the book value to be excessive and unreasonable. In addition, the PUC explained that U S WEST's plan for Idaho called for rate increases for local service as a result of the transfers.
Re U S WEST Communications, Inc. Case Nos. ALB-T-94-1; USW-S-94-4, Order No. 26199; Case Nos. MID-T-94-1; USW-S-94-4, Order No. 26200; Case Nos. CAM-T-94-1; USW-S-94-4, Order No. 26202; Case Nos. ROK-T-94-1; USW-S-94-4, Order No. 26204; Case Nos. FRE-T-94-1; USW-S-94-4, Order No.26205; Oct. 18, 1995 (Idaho P.U.C.).
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