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52 Pa. Code § 69.2703. Ratemaking procedures and considerations.

§ 69.2703. Ratemaking procedures and considerations.

 (a)  In determining just and reasonable rate levels for PGW, the Commission will consider, among other relevant factors:

   (1)  PGW’s test year-end and (as a check) projected future levels of non-borrowed year-end cash.

   (2)  Available short term borrowing capacity and internal generation of funds to fund construction.

   (3)  Debt to equity ratios and financial performance of similarly situated utility enterprises.

   (4)  Level of operating and other expenses in comparison to similarly situated utility enterprises.

   (5)  Level of financial performance needed to maintain or improve PGW’s bond rating thereby permitting PGW to access the capital markets at the lowest reasonable costs to customers over time.

   (6)  PGW’s management quality, efficiency and effectiveness.

   (7)  Service quality and reliability.

   (8)  Effect on universal service.

 (b)  The Commission is obligated to establish rate levels adequate to permit PGW to satisfy its bond ordinance covenants, consistent with 66 Pa.C.S. §  2212(e) (relating to securities of city natural gas distribution operations).

 (c)  These financial measures will be considered by the Commission in determining just and reasonable rates for PGW under 66 Pa.C.S. (relating to the Public Utility Code) and are consistent with the PGW Management Agreement Ordinance.


   The provisions of this §  69.2703 adopted May 21, 2010, effective May 22, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 2668.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  69.2701 (relating to definitions).

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