CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (CEHE), Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, certain cities with original jurisdiction and other parties have reached an unopposed settlement to establish new charges under CEHE’s Distribution Cost Recover Factor charged to retail electric providers, effective September 1, 2016
Although the new DCRF charges under the settlement are less than those originally sought by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric (click here for originally proposed rates), they still represent a significant increase, on a percentage basis, from the current DCRF charges, though the amount of the increase in volumetric terms is less than a mill per kWh for mass market customers.
The settlement would institute the following DCRF charges:
Effective September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017* Residential $0.000795 per kWh Secondary ≤10 kVA $0.001061 per kWh Secondary >10 kVA $0.136574 per Billing kVA Primary $0.060299 per Billing kVA Transmission $0.002657 per 4CP kVA Lighting $0.011658 per kWh *Note: Rates sought to be effective on interim basis on 9/1/16 if final approval not provided before then Effective September 1, 2017** Residential $0.000866 per kWh Secondary ≤10 kVA $0.001155 per kWh Secondary >10 kVA $0.148714 per Billing kVA Primary $0.065659 per Billing kVA Transmission $0.002893 per 4CP kVA Lighting $0.012694 per kWh **Note: Subject to change if CEHE seeks to update DCRFs prior to 9/1/17
For comparison, the CEHE’s current DCRF rates are:
Residential $0.000241 per kWh Secondary ≤10 kVA $0.000319 per kWh Secondary >10 kVA $0.040087 per Billing kVA Primary $0.017653 per Billing kVA Transmission $0.000787 per 4CP kVA Lighting $0.003375 per kWh`