Oncor Proposes 26% Increase (Nearly $1) In Residential Non-Volumetric Flat Base Rate Charges Applicable To Retail Electric Providers, In New Rate Case
Proposes To Eliminate Demand Ratchet For Secondary >10 kW Rate Class
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Oncor has filed a new delivery rate case with the Texas PUC
Oncor proposes to set the residential service base rate charges as follows:
Customer Charge - $1.46 per customer
Metering Charge - $2.86 per customer
Distribution System Charge - $0.026218 per kWh
The proposed flat per customer residential charges are 26%, or 90 cents, higher than the current flat charges
Specifically, the current residential service base rate charges are as follows:
Customer Charge - $0.90 per customer
Metering Charge - $2.52 per customer
Distribution System Charge - $0.019841 per kWh
Note that the charges above are for base rates, and do not include any riders.
Overall, Oncor's rate filing package (RFP) proposed an increase over present revenues of approximately $251 million, or approximately 4.5%.
"Assuming the full increase as proposed in and supported by the RFP were to be implemented in the rates for Retail Delivery Service, the impact on a residential customer using 1,300 kilowatt13 hours ('kWh') per month would be an increase of approximately $6.02 per month," Oncor said
A residential customer with a retail plan that charges 11 cents per kWh would see a 4.2% increase in their total bill, Oncor said, as Oncor noted that the delivery charges are charged to REPs, and whether such charges are passed on are determined by the REP
Oncor proposes to eliminate the demand ratchet for the Secondary Service Greater Than 10 kW rate class.
Specifically, Oncor proposes that the Company eliminate the current load factor (LF) Group methodology for this class and that the Distribution System Charge
for this rate class be a single rate applied to the NCP kW
of all customers in the rate class, without any demand ratchets