Nev. Admin. Code § 704.118 - Notice of certain applications, hearings thereon and quarterly adjustments to base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, deferred energy accounting adjustments

Current through March 28, 2022

1. An electric utility or a gas utility that files a deferred energy application pursuant to NAC 704.116, a gas utility that files an application to revise its base tariff energy rate pursuant to NAC 704.117 or a gas utility that files an annual rate adjustment application pursuant to subsection 3 of NAC 704.116 shall:
(a) Within 10 days after filing the application, make available at each of its business offices a complete copy of the application in such form and place as to be readily accessible to and conveniently inspected by the public;
(b) Within 10 days after filing the application, print in plain type and post at each of its business offices, in such form and place as to be readily accessible to and conveniently inspected by the public, a notice stating that the application has been filed with the Commission, describing briefly the purpose of the application, indicating that the complete application is available for public inspection on the premises and setting forth the locations where additional information may be obtained; and
(c) Within 20 days after filing the application, submit to the Commission affidavits that indicate that the application has been filed and that the utility has complied with the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b).
2. After the Commission has scheduled a date for a hearing on the application, the applicant shall, at least 10 days before the scheduled date of the hearing, give notice to its customers who are affected by the proposed increase. The first paragraph of the notice must state the date, time and place of the hearing, the total amount of the proposed increase in dollars, the estimated proposed monthly increase in dollars and the proposed percentage of increase for each class of customer or class of service. The notice must also state that the Commission may set rates which may be higher or lower than the rates proposed in the application and that additional information may be obtained from the Commission or at the offices of the electric or gas utility filing the application. The notice must be given by at least two of the following methods:
(a) Inclusion in the regular bill of charges transmitted to the applicant's customers.
(b) Separate mailing to each of the applicant's customers.
(c) Prominent presentation in one or more forms of the media, including newspapers, television and radio, so that the notice will likely reach the applicant's customers.
3. At or before the hearing, the applicant must submit a verified statement to the Commission that the notice required in subsection 2 has been given. The statement must:
(a) Set forth the means by which, and the dates and times when, the notice was mailed, published or broadcast; and
(b) Include, as an attachment, a copy of the notice as mailed, published or transcribed.
4. An electric utility shall, for each quarterly adjustment to its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, each quarterly adjustment to its deferred energy accounting adjustment, provide:
(a) Notice to the Commission pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of subsection 11 of NRS 704.110, including, without limitation:
(1) A copy of the notice of the quarterly adjustment to its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, the quarterly adjustment to its deferred energy accounting adjustment that the electric utility will provide to its customers;
(2) Supporting information for all amounts shown in the notice of the quarterly adjustment to its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, the quarterly adjustment to its deferred energy accounting adjustment that the electric utility will provide to its customers;
(3) The calculations supporting the change in its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, its deferred energy accounting adjustment; and
(4) The tariff sheets reflecting the quarterly adjustment to its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, the quarterly adjustment to its deferred energy accounting adjustment;
(b) Notice to its customers as required pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 11 of NRS 704.110; and
(c) A copy of the notice provided pursuant to paragraph (a) to the Regulatory Operations Staff of the Commission and to the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General.
5. A gas utility that is authorized to make quarterly adjustments to its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, quarterly adjustments to its deferred energy accounting adjustment shall, for each quarterly adjustment, provide:
(a) Notice to the Commission pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of subsection 9 of NRS 704.110, including, without limitation:
(1) A copy of the notice of the quarterly adjustment to its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, the quarterly adjustment to its deferred energy accounting adjustment that the gas utility will provide to its customers;
(2) Supporting information for all amounts shown in the notice of the quarterly adjustment to its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, the quarterly adjustment to its deferred energy accounting adjustment that the gas utility will provide to its customers; and
(3) The calculations supporting the change in its base tariff energy rate and, if applicable, its deferred energy accounting adjustment;
(b) Notice to its customers as required pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection 9 of NRS 704.110; and
(c) A copy of the notice provided pursuant to paragraph (a) to the Regulatory Operations Staff of the Commission and to the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 704.118
Added to NAC by Pub. Utilities Comm'n by R116-03, eff. 10-30-2003; A by R084-05, 10-31-2005; R202-05, 11-13-2006; R071-07, 10-31-2007; R076-11, 5-30-2012

NRS 703.025, 704.110, 704.185, 704.187, 704.210

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