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PUCs in 1997: Managing the Competition?

Fortnightly Magazine - January 1 1998

Re Eastern Utilities Association, Docket No. 2514, Sept. 4, 1997 (R.I.P.U.C.) (OK's electric restructuring divestiture plans as state prepares for direct access by July 1998).

5 See also, Re PECO Energy Co., Docket No. r-00973877, May 22, 1997, 177 PUR4th 417 (Pa.P.U.C.) (authorizes recovery of nearly $1.1 billion in stranded costs and transition expenses out of total claim of some $2.4 billion).

6 Re Consumers Energy Co. et al., Case Nos. u-11290 et al., Oct. 29, 1997 (Mich. P.S.C.) (defers decision on recovery of stranded costs, sets rates and conditions of service for customers choosing direct access).

7 Docket No. 95-9022, Mar. 10, 1997 (Nev.P.S.C.) (PSC proposes rebuttable presumption favoring full recovery of all stranded costs for Nevada utilities).

8 Re PG&E, Decision 97-09-046, a.96-11-020, Sept. 3, 1997 (Cal.P.U.C.); Re So. Calif. Ed. Co., Decision 97- 09-049, a.96-11-046, Sept. 3, 1997 (Cal.P.U.C.).

9 See also, Re Idaho Power Co., Case No. ipc-e-96-25, Order No. 26872, Apr. 7, 1997 (Idaho P.U.C.) (approves market-based pricing tariff); Re Wash. Water Power Co., Order 26884, Apr. 10, 1997, 177 PUR4th 194 (Idaho P.U.C.) (approves direct access pilot program); Re Dairylea Co-op. Inc., Case 96-e-0948, Feb. 12, 1997, 175 PUR4th 428 (N.Y.P.S.C.) (OK's multi-utility retail access pilot program for commercial farms and food processors); Re Dairylea Co-op., Inc., Case 96-e-0948, May 22, 1997, 178 PUR4th 319 (N.Y.P.S.C.); Re PECO Energy Co., Docket p-00971170, Aug. 21, 1997, (Pa.P.U.C.) (approves pilot program).

10 Docket No. eo96120856, Jul. 7, 1997, 179 PUR4th 321 (N.J.B.P.U.).

11 m-00960890, f. 0011, Jul. 11, 1997, 178 PUR4th 508 (Pa.P.U.C.).

12 Decision 97-02-014, Feb. 5, 1997 175 PUR4th 436 (Cal.P.U.C.) (energy efficiency); Decision 97-05-039, May 6, 1997 (Cal.P.U.C.) (low-income assistance).

13 Re Competition in the Provision of Elec. Servs., 175 PUR4th 1 (Ariz.C.C.1996).

14 Case No. u-9172, Jan. 28, 1997, 175 PUR4th 61 (Mich.P.S.C.).

15 Decision 97-08, r. 91-08-003, i. 91-08-002, Aug. 1, 1997 (Cal.P.U.C.). See also, Re Idaho Power Co., Case No. ipc-e-96-22, Order 26753, Jan. 13, 1997 (Idaho P.U.C.).

16 6630-ur-109, Feb. 13, 1997, 175 PUR4th 532 (Wis.P.S.C.).

17 Decision 97-09-047, Sept. 3, 1997 (Cal.P.U.C.).

18 m-00960890, f. 0010, Jul. 11, 1997, 178 PUR4th 469 (Pa.P.U.C.).

19 Case No. 96-1019-ga-ata, Jul. 2, 1997 (Ohio P.U.C.).

20 Case No. 95-656-ga-air, Jul. 2, 1997, 178 PUR4th 451 (Ohio P.U.C.).

21 Case No. 2760, Aug. 18, 1997, 179 PUR4th 406 (N.M.P.U.C.).

22 Re KN Energy, Inc., Docket Nos. 30004-gt-95-37, et al., Apr. 24, 1997, 180 PUR4th 298 (Wyo.P.S.C.). Program was first approved by PSC in early 1996. See, Re KN Energy, Inc., 169 PUR4th 1 (Wyo.P.S.C.1996).

23 Re Pa. PUC v. Nat'l Fuel Gas Distr. Corp., r-00973974, June 12, 1997 (Pa.P.U.C.); Re Pa. PUC v. Columbia Gas of Pa., Inc., r-00973997, June 12, 1997 (Pa.P.U.C.); Re Mich. Consol. Gas Co., Case No. u-11273, Dec. 20, 1996 (Mich.P.S.C.); Re Consumers Power Co., Case No. u-11249, Dec. 20, 1996 (Mich.P.S.C.); Re Peoples Gas Sys. Inc., Docket No. 961236-gu, Order No. psc-96-1515-fof-gu, Dec. 13, 1996 (Fla.P.S.C.); Re Pub. Serv. Elec. & Gas Co., BPU Docket No. gt96080619, Apr. 21, 1997 177 PUR4th 60 (N.J.B.P.U.).

24 See, Re Cincinnati Gas