Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
On August 23, 2011, the commission held a prehearing conference on a tariff filing by PacifiCorp d/b/a Pacific Power & Light Company to increase annual revenues from Washington operations of $12.9 million, resulting in a proposed increase in rates of 4.3 percent.
The commission suspended operation of the tariffs by Order 01 entered on July 28, 2011.
The commission entered Order 04 - Prehearing Conference Order that, among other things, establishes a procedural schedule.
The commission held two public comments hearings in order to provide members of the public with an opportunity to present oral comments to the commission.
The following public comment hearings were held as follows: 1) January 24, 2012, Walla Walla City Council Chambers, 15 North 3rd Avenue, Walla Walla, WA, and; 2) January 25, 2012, Yakima City Council Chambers, 129 North 2nd Street, Yakima, WA.
On February 6, 2012, the commission entered Order 06 which among other things continued the evidentiary hearing to March 7, 2012, suspended the remainder of the procedural schedule, and set a deadline of February 21, 2012, for the parties to file a Settlement Agreement. The parties filed a settlement stipulation on February 21, 2012.
The commission, on March 30, entered its Order 07 - Final Order in this matter. By Order 07, the commission approves and adopts a Settlement filed by all parties to this general rate case that, among other things, establishes the rates customers will pay on a prospective basis beginning June 1, 2012, for electric service provided by PacifiCorp to customers in Washington. The commission finds reasonable the parties' agreed $4.5 million (1.5 percent) increase in the Company's electric revenue requirements. In addition, the commission denies, without prejudice, the request for commission participation in an April 5, 2012, workshop on the West Control Area Inter-jurisdictional allocation methodology and extends the deadline to January 31, 2013, for submitting a review filing.
Docket UE-111190 - All Documents