(A) Each electric utility which seeks recovery of transmission and transmission-related costs shall file an application with the commission for a transmission cost recovery rider. The initial application shall include all information set forth in the appendix to this rule.
(B) Each electric utility with an approved transmission cost recovery rider shall update the rider on an annual basis pursuant to a schedule set forth by commission order. Each application to update the transmission cost recovery rider shall include all information set forth in the appendix to this rule.
(C) The commission may order that consultants be hired, with the costs billed to the electric utility and recoverable through the rider, to conduct prudence and/or financial reviews of the costs incurred and recovered through the transmission cost recovery rider.
(D) Each annual application to update the transmission cost recovery rider should be made not less than seventy-five days prior to the proposed effective date of the updated rider.
(E) If at anytime during the period between annual update filings, the electric utility or staff determines that costs are or will be substantially different than the amounts authorized as the result of the electric utility's previous application, the electric utility should file, on its own initiative or by order of the commission, an interim application to adjust the transmission cost recovery rider in order to avoid excessive carrying costs and to minimize rate impacts for the following update filing.
(F) Affected parties may file a motion to intervene and detailed comments on any issues concerning any application filed under this rule within forty days of the date of the filing of the application.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 10/17/2014 and 10/17/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4928.06, 4928.141
Rule Amplifies: 4928.05, 4928.143
Prior Effective Dates: 4/2/09