Introduced by: Kathy K.L. Tran | all patrons … notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Electric utilities; fair rate of return; customer bill credits. Provides that the State Corporation Commission may, in any triennial review, establish a range above or below the authorized rate of return such that if the combined rate of return on common equity earned by the generation and distribution services is within that range, such combined return is not to be considered either excessive or insufficient, respectively. The bill provides that during a triennial review period, if a utility’s earned return on its generation and distribution services falls below that range due to certain costs, the Commission is required to authorize deferred recovery for such costs. Additionally, if during a triennial review period, if a utility’s earned return on its generation and distribution services falls below that range due to revenue reductions related to energy efficiency measures or other programs, the Commission is required to order an increase to the utility’s rates. The bill requires that the Commission direct 100 percent of the amount that a utility e