The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted proposed open-access, point-to-point, and network transmission service tariffs filed by Tampa Electric Co. (TE), effective November 14 (Docket No. ER95-1775-000) and subject to the outcome of its open-access Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (mega-NOPR) proceeding. TE says the tariffs substantially conform to the pro forma tariffs proposed under the mega-NOPR, and were calculated using the methods outlined there. TE used a company-specific, levelized, fixed-charge rate method, and data from its Form 1 for 1994 to calculate the point-to-point transmission rates and the annual transmission cost for network service. It proposed a credit for revenue from existing firm and nonfirm offsystem sales and existing transmission service as an offset to transmission costs.
The FERC found that TE used the appropriate charge method suggested for Stage One implementation, in conjunction with a 10.5-percent equity return to develop the transmission rates. Because certain intervenors had objected, the FERC agreed to make the rate method subject to the outcome of its final rule on the mega-NOPR rather than subject to a TE-specific hearing.
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