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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 201. Rules Governing Utility Rate Applications and Annual Informational Filings

20VAC5-201-80. Fuel Factor Filings.

A. In the event that an electric utility files an application to change the fuel factor, fuel factor projections shall be filed at least six weeks prior to the proposed effective date. The filing shall include projections required by the commission's Fuel Monitoring System as well as the testimony and exhibits supporting the fuel factor projections. At a minimum, the filing shall include the following for each month of the forecast period in which the proposed fuel factor is expected to be in effect:

1. Projections of system sales and energy supply requirements (MWh);

2. Projections of generation and purchased power levels (MWh) by source;

3. Projections of fuel requirements by generating unit (MMBtu);

4. Projections of fuel and purchased power costs by source;

5. Projections of off-system sales volumes and margins;

6. Projections of generating unit outage rates and heat rates; and

7. Total fuel factor costs by source by month.

The filing shall further include the following information for each month for the most recent historical 12-month period:

1. Actual system sales and energy supply (MWh);

2. Actual generation and purchased power levels (MWh) by source;

3. Actual fuel burns by generating units (MMBtu);

4. Actual fuel and purchased power costs by source;

5. Actual off-system sales volumes and margins along with support for calculation of margins;

6. Actual generating unit planned and forced outage rates and heat rates along with brief descriptions and durations of outages; and

7. Discussion of any abnormal operating events and actions taken to minimize fuel and purchased energy costs.

B. Electric utilities not seeking a change in the fuel factor shall file fuel factor projections at least six weeks prior to the expiration of the last projection or as required by the commission. The filing shall include the same information required in subsection A of this section.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-585.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 25, Issue 09, eff. January 1, 2009.

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