Regulator Reminds Suppliers Of Requirements For Reimbursement Plans Under Amnesty Program
March 6, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA or Authority) issued correspondence to retail electric suppliers reiterating the requirements for the reimbursement filings required from suppliers who have elected to participate in PURA's amnesty program.
PURA had previously directed that participating suppliers must submit a filing to the Authority on or before March 31, 2019 that: a) self-reports all past next cycle rate violations up to January 28, 2019 and b) proposes a plan to provide refunds to affected customers.
PURA said that the voluntary self-reporting shall include the following information: 1) identification of each incident for all months in which the next cycle rate for a customer was not provided or accurately updated; 2) identification of the customers billed at a rate higher than their previously-billed monthly rate in the months following the month in which the next cycle rate for a customer was not provided or accurately updated; and 3) the amount each customer was billed over the lower rate in effect prior to any increase in rates occurring after the month in which the next cycle rate for a customer was not provided or accurately updated.
PURA further directed that the proposed plan to reimburse customers for all amounts billed over the lower rate must provide for: 1) reimbursement of impacted customers on or before May 31, 2019; and 2) a plan to provide amounts for any unclaimed refunds to the State of Connecticut, in accordance with Connecticut’s abandoned property laws.
Suppliers may request a motion for protective order when submitting certain materials.
Suppliers are encouraged to direct questions regarding this filing to the Authority in a timely manner to allow adherence to the March 31, 2019 deadline.