Illinois Rejects ComEd Tariff to Grant More Customer Info to Aggregations Sooner July 9, 2013 Email This Story Copyright 2010-13 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
Reporting by Karen Abbott • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Illinois Commerce Commission has denied a tariff filing by Commonwealth Edison relating to changes to provisions governing municipal aggregations (Docket 12-0590), as the same issues are pending before the ICC in a separate rulemaking (Docket 12-0456)
The ICC noted that the proposed modifications to ComEd's Rate GAP (Government Aggregation Protocols), "give more customer-specific information to governmental authorities sooner."
"The very question of who should get how much information when is of central concern in the rulemaking," the ICC said, in dismissing ComEd's tariff filing.
"Because the same issues are already being litigated in the rulemaking in Docket 12-0456, the Commission cannot see the benefit of keeping this docket open. Administrative economy requires that this docket be dismissed because the exact same issues are being considered in the rulemaking. Rate GAP, as it currently stands, functions and the need for expedited approval is not apparent."
While dismissing ComEd's filing at large, the ICC noted that there is one aspect of the modified Rate GAP that is not contested, the inclusion of townships as a type of government authority able to aggregate load. This modification is consistent with Section 1-92 of the IPA Act and ComEd is given leave to file an amended tariff reflecting this change, the ICC said.