Oncor Seeking To More Than Double Monthly Fixed Charge Applicable To Retail Providers' Residential Customers
March 20, 2017 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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In a rate case filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Oncor is seeking to more than double the monthly fixed charged applicable to residential service, which is charged to retail electric providers serving residential customers.
Under Oncor's proposal, the monthly fixed charge for a residential customer would be $6.64, reflecting a customer charge of $1.45 and a metering charge of $5.19.
Currently, Oncor's residential monthly fixed charge is $3.06, reflecting a customer charge of $0.78 and a metering charge of $2.28.
Oncor's residential Distribution System Charge for residential customers would also increase to $0.021676/kWh from the current $0.018583/kWh.
Oncor is also proposing a significant increase in the monthly fixed charge for customers in the Secondary Service Less Than or Equal to 10 kW class
For Secondary ≤ 10 kW customers, Oncor is proposing a monthly fixed charge of $11.06, reflecting a customer charge of $2.40 and a metering charge of $8.66.
Currently, for Secondary ≤ 10 kW customers, Oncor's monthly fixed charge is $6.90, reflecting a customer charge of $1.71 and a metering charge of $5.19.
Oncor also proposed the following changes to its tariff for retail delivery services.
Oncor proposes to revise the billing of the Rider TCRF Charge for all customers with loads above 700 kW (and all customers that were previously billed under the IDR provisions of the applicable rate) based on the customer’s 4-CP demand
"The Company proposes to clarify this tariff provision for all new customers whose maximum load is at least 700 kW and for all existing customers whose load is metered by an interval data recorder. This clarification specifies that the Rider TCRF Charge for such customers will be based on the customer’s 4-CP demand," Oncor said in testimony
Oncor also proposes to remove the 3,500 kWh monthly consumption limit governing eligibility for service under the Secondary Service Less Than or Equal to 10 kW. Oncor said that with the installation of AMI, it will seek to rely on demand metering to determine eligibility for this rate, and the use of kWh (i.e., energy) metering is no longer necessary or appropriate for this purpose