Idaho Power Co. wants regulators to make permanent a program that helps the utility recover its fixed costs, saying it will provide incentives to promote energy efficiency and conservation.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is considering the proposal, which would result in the Fixed Cost Adjustment program becoming permanent after a 3-year pilot program.
The company says the program has helped the company nearly double its investment in energy efficiency and conservation since 2006.
Just does it mean to customers’ bills?
During the first year, Idaho Power’s residential and small-business clients got a credit that averaged about 48 cents per month.
During the second year, customers saw their monthly bills rise by an average 56 cents.
The regulators are still setting up a schedule to process the request but there’s a Dec. 16 deadline for parties to sign up to participate in hearings.
On the Net:
For documents related to this case: http://www.puc.idaho.gov and click on the electric icon, then on “Open Electric Cases” and scroll down to Case No. IPC-E-09-28.
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