Introduced House Bill (H)

Authored by

DIGEST

Monthly service outage caps for electric utilities. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to adopt rules to establish a procedure for determining for each investor owned electric utility a monthly service outage cap, expressed in hours, that applies to all monthly billing periods for that electric utility in a particular calendar year. Provides that the IURC's rules must include a monthly billing procedure under which an electric utility must provide a refund or billing credit to all customer classes in any part of the electric utility's assigned service area in which the number of actual service outage hours for the Monthly service outage caps for electric utilities. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC) to adopt rules to establish a procedure for determining for each investor owned electric utility a monthly service outage cap, expressed in hours, that applies to all monthly billing periods for that electric utility in a particular calendar year. Provides that the IURC's rules must include a monthly billing procedure under which an electric utility must provide a refund or billing credit to all customer classes in any part of the electric utility's assigned service area in which the number of actual service outage hours for the particular month exceeds the electric utility's monthly service outage cap. Provides that an electric utility may not recover: (1) through a periodic retail rate adjustment mechanism; or (2) as part of the electric utility's next general rate case; the cost of any refunds or credits provided by the electric utility under this billing procedure. Provides that the rules adopted by the IURC must take effect by a date that enables the IURC to impose the monthly service outage caps for all electric utilities beginning with the calendar year that begins January 1, 2018. ... View more