Rate-Making Policy (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Wisconsin

Name Rate-Making Policy
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Generating Facility Rate-Making
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Start Date 2005

Program Administrator Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Primary Website https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/frame/document/statutes/196.371

Last Review 2014-06-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source http://psc.wi.gov/utilityinfo/water/utilityTraining/index-utRateMaking.htm

http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2005/related/acts/7.pdf http://www.nei.org/Master-Document-Folder/Backgrounders/Reports-And-Studies/NEI-Status-Report-State-Legislation-and-Regulation


WI Act 7 states that, when proposing the purchase or construction of an electric generating facility, a utility may "apply to the [WI Public Service Commission] for an order specifying in advance the rate-making principles" that the Public Service Commission will use for "future rate-making proceedings."

The Nuclear Energy Institute highlights that "There is no restriction on the type or the size of electric generating unit for which rate-making principles can be set in advance." Rate-making principles apply to the utility's capital cost recovery, including: (i) price of the facility, (ii) modifications, and/or (iii) improvements. Therefore, a utility can undertake a project with clear expectations for future cost recovery.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Jerry Albrecht
Department Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Phone (608)267-5111

Email Jerry.Albrecht@wisconsin.gov
Website http://psc.wi.gov/aboutUs/contactUs/contactByIssue.htm#DWCCA