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Electric cooperatives; authorized to increase or decrease its rates without SCC approval, etc.


Chief Patron:
Lee Ware (R)

2019 Regular Session


As introduced. Electric cooperatives; rates.

Authorizes any electric cooperative to (i) increase or decrease its rates without State Corporation Commission approval for any of its services, rather than only for distribution services, at any time if such adjustments will not effect a cumulative net increase or decrease in excess of five percent in such rates in any three year period; (ii) if it does not hold a membership interest in a utility aggregation cooperative and the facility that is the subject of the petition is either owned by the cooperative or has achieved commercial operation, petition the Commission for approval of one or more rate adjustment clauses for the timely and current recovery from customers of the costs of generation facilities, underground facilities to replace certain existing overhead distribution facilities, or certain pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities; (iii) adjust the total system cap for net energy metering, agricultural net energy metering, and small agricultural generators to up to five percent of the cooperative's highest total coincident system peak within the past five years; and (iv) subject to findings that it will not result in either an intra-class or inter-class change in cost recovery, adopt any rate, rate component, program, tariff, or terms or conditions of service that the Commission has previously approved for any other cooperative. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 12/06/2018 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101783D
  • 12/06/2018 - House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01/11/2019 - House: Impact statement from SCC (HB1683)
  • 01/22/2019 - House: Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
  • 02/05/2019 - House: Left in Commerce and Labor

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