Register February 2011 No. 662
Chapter PSC 116
FUEL COST
PSC 116.01   Definitions.
PSC 116.02   Fuel cost.
PSC 116.03   Fuel cost plan.
PSC 116.04   Deferral accounting.
PSC 116.05   Reporting.
PSC 116.06   Deferred account balance calculation.
PSC 116.07   Reconciliation.
PSC 116.08   Mid-year rate adjustment.
Ch. PSC 116 Note Note: Chapter PSC 116 as it existed on February 28, 2011 was repealed and a new Chapter PSC 116 was created effective March 1, 2011.
PSC 116.01 PSC 116.01Definitions. In this chapter:
PSC 116.01(1) (1) “Annual fuel cost" means actual fuel cost over a plan year.
PSC 116.01(2) (2) “Annual native system requirement" means the native system requirement in megawatthours over a plan year.
PSC 116.01(3) (3) “Associated transmission service" means the cost of transmission service incurred outside a utility's transmission organization, but not any cost associated with a purchased power contract the utility uses to meet its planning reserve requirement.
PSC 116.01(4) (4) “Average annual fuel cost" means the annual fuel cost divided by the annual native system requirement.
PSC 116.01(5) (5) “Capacity" means the continuous load–carrying ability of electric generation expressed in megawatts.
PSC 116.01(6) (6) “Commission" means the public service commission.
PSC 116.01(7) (7) “Energy" means the amount of electric generation over a period of time, expressed in megawatthours.
PSC 116.01(8) (8) “Energy market purchase" means the cost of purchasing energy or capacity, or both, used to supply electricity to a customer served by the utility. The cost includes marginal energy price, associated transmission service and transmission losses and congestion. The cost excludes capacity or associated transmission service purchased to satisfy a utility's planning reserve margin, as defined in s. PSC 117.03 (16).
PSC 116.01(9) (9) “Energy market sale" means an opportunity sale, as defined in s. PSC 117.03 (14), whether it is an in-state or out-of-state sale. The revenue from an energy market sale includes marginal energy prices, transmission loss, congestion, associated transmission service, and any other revenue resulting from the sale.
PSC 116.01(10) (10) “Excess revenues" means revenues in the plan year that provide a utility with a greater return on common equity than authorized by the commission. For the plan year, the following costs and revenues are not included in the calculation of actual return on common equity for the utility:
PSC 116.01(10)(a) (a) Charitable contributions and other donations not related to providing utility service.
PSC 116.01(10)(b) (b) Penalties.
PSC 116.01(10)(c) (c) Costs of political and related activities.
PSC 116.01(10)(d) (d) Promotional advertising.
PSC 116.01(10)(e) (e) Earnings or losses from the operation of non-utility assets and gains or losses on the sale of non-utility assets.
PSC 116.01(10)(f) (f) Imprudently incurred fuel costs.
PSC 116.01(10)(g) (g) Earnings, dividends, or distributions from any ownership interest that a utility may hold in a transmission company, as defined in s. 196.485 (1) (ge), Stats., and any gains or profits a utility may receive from the sale or other disposition of securities issued by a transmission company.
PSC 116.01(11) (11) “Fuel" means all of the following used to generate electricity:
PSC 116.01(11)(b) (b) Natural gas.
PSC 116.01(11)(c) (c) Nuclear fuel.
PSC 116.01(11)(e) (e) Any other type of material converted to electric energy, including biomass.
PSC 116.01(12) (12) “Native system requirement" means the actual energy sold to customers, energy used by the utility, and line losses. In this subsection, “line losses" means the loss of energy in the operation of an electric system primarily attributable to the energy's transformation to waste heat in electric conductors and apparatus. “Native system requirement" does not include energy market sales.
PSC 116.01(13) (13) “Plan year" means the 12-month period identified in a fuel cost plan.
PSC 116.01(14) (14) “Transmission organization" means a transmission organization, as defined in 18 CFR 39.1 (in effect on March 1, 2011, that is used by a utility to serve Wisconsin retail customers.
PSC 116.01 History History: CR 08-070: cr. Register February 2011 No. 662, eff. 3-1-11.
PSC 116.02 PSC 116.02Fuel cost.
PSC 116.02(1) (1) For any month or longer period of time, a utility shall calculate fuel cost as the net of the costs and credits for all of the following during the time period:
PSC 116.02(1)(a) (a) Fuel.
PSC 116.02(1)(b) (b) Energy market purchase.
PSC 116.02(1)(c) (c) Energy market sale.
PSC 116.02(1)(d) (d) Voluntary curtailable load program, including any payment made to a retail customer under a tariff authorized under s. 196.192 (2) (a), Stats.
PSC 116.02(1)(e) (e) Direct load control program. In this paragraph, “direct load control program" means an event-based, payment-to-customers program under which a utility pays a firm customer to reduce its electric demand when system constraints threaten reliable service. The cost of a direct load control program includes all associated costs except any associated equipment cost or standard monthly credit.
PSC 116.02(1)(f) (f) Any tools to manage fuel cost price risk implemented under a risk management plan approved by the commission and included in the fuel cost plan.
PSC 116.02(1)(g) (g) Renewable resource credits.
PSC 116.02(1)(h) (h) Emission allowances, including allowances for sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide.
PSC 116.02(1)(i) (i) The cost of chemicals used to control emissions.
PSC 116.02(2)(a)(a) If a utility uses a transmission organization to transact an energy market purchase, the utility shall calculate the cost of associated transmission service for that purchase as the sum of the cost of all of the following:
PSC 116.02(2)(a)1. 1. Financial transmission rights or similar related instruments transacted under a risk management plan approved by the commission.
PSC 116.02(2)(a)2. 2. Ancillary services included in a fuel cost plan.
PSC 116.02(2)(a)3. 3. Other transmission organization energy market charges and credits included in an approved fuel cost plan.
PSC 116.02(2)(b) (b) The cost of associated transmission service does not include charges for network transmission service.
PSC 116.02 History History: CR 08-070: cr. Register February 2011 No. 662, eff. 3-1-11.
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