§ 69.1809. Interim price adjustments and cost reconciliation.
(a) Consistent with the default service regulations, default service rates, and correspondingly the PTC, may not be adjusted more frequently than on a quarterly basis for residential and small business customers to reflect changes in and ensure the recovery of reasonable costs resulting from changes in wholesale energy prices or other costs from the introduction of new, differently priced energy supply products to the DSPs portfolio, and to correct the under and over collection of costs. This PTC adjustment may be driven by changes in spot market prices, the use of laddered contracts, the use of seasonal rate design, and the like.
(b) The public interest may be served if default service and alternative energy compliance costs and the revenues received through default service rates are reconciled as part of the PTC adjustment process. Reconciliation would ensure that DSPs fully recover their actual, incurred costs without requiring customers to pay more than is required. The PTC adjustment will therefore also reflect changes required due to the reconciliation of costs and revenues. Reconciliation proposals should result in a PTC adjustment that will resolve cumulative under or over recoveries by the time of the next PTC adjustment interval.
(c) It may be in the public interest to reconcile default service costs more frequently than at each PTC adjustment interval. The DSP should propose interim reconciliation prior to the next subsequent PTC adjustment interval when current monthly revenues have diverged from current monthly costs, plus any cumulative over/under recoveries, by greater than 4% since the last rate adjustment. When the divergence is less than 4%, the DSP has the discretion to propose interim reconciliation prior to the next PTC adjustment interval. Interim reconciliation proposals should result in a PTC adjustment that will resolve cumulative under or over recoveries by the time of the next PTC adjustment interval.
The provisions of this § 69.1809 adopted September 14, 2007, effective September 15, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5019; amended February 24, 2012, effective February 25, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 1044. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (330097) to (330098).
This section cited in 52 Pa. Code § 69.1801 (relating to scope); 52 Pa. Code § 69.1802 (relating to purpose; and 52 Pa. Code § 69.1803 (relating to definitions).
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