Electric Standard Offers. Connecticut OK'd a regulated standard offer distribution rate of 10.84 cents per kilowatt-hour for United Illuminating Co. The rate included subcomponent rates:
Gen. Shopping Credit 4.52 cents
T&D Regulated Service 3.89 cents
Systems Benefit Charge 0.17 cents
Compet. Transition Charge 1.91 cents
Conservation Funding 0.3 cents
Renewable Energy Funding 0.05 cents
The T&D charge was calculated without backing out unbundled retail transmission subject to FERC jurisdiction. Docket No. 99-03-35, Oct. 1, 1999 (Conn.D.P.U.C.).
Retail Electric Restructuring. The Ohio PUC staff proposed rules to govern electric utility transition plans to be filed early next year under the state's restructuring legislation signed July 6. Among other ideas, the staff proposed a punitive royalty, payable to a special education fund, if a utility marketing affiliate wins too high a market share in the service territory of its parent utility.
The staff proposal also would call on utilities to provide suggestions on how to modify the structure of the Midwest ISO and the proposed Alliance transco, to meet requirements of the new Ohio law, and how their plans to participate in an RTE (regional transmission entity) would help save Ohio consumers from having to pay multiple access charges for transmission.
The staff proposal would design shopping credits to assure that at least 20 percent of customers in each class - residential, industrial, commercial - will switch to a competitive supplier. Case No. 99-1141-EL-ORD, Sept. 30, 1999 (Ohio P.U.C.).