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Proposed Electricity Cost Recovery Options [PDF 104 KB]

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Proposed Options to amend the Electricity Cost Recovery Regulations

New international transmission power line (IPL) application fee / Greenfield fees:

  • Pay actual estimated costs for each hearing (based on number of staff hours).
  • Pay flat fee for category 1, 2, 3 (category relates to the length or complexity of the hearing and would be decided at the end of the hearing with input from the company).
  • Greenfield fees: form of application fee. Fees could be based on the following potential parameters:
    • Facility (e.g. single phase or 3 phases)
    • voltage level
    • name plate capacity of the line
    • capital cost to construct the line

Export authorization fee

  • Flat application fee for export permits.

Non-application costs (all other costs)

  • Transmission companies to pay based on installed capacity.
  • Transmission companies to pay based on the volume of exports or on exports plus imports (the total utilization of the line).
  • Transmission companies to pay based on existing IPL rated megawatts or megawatts/hour
  • NEB services (monthly export returns, market monitoring, etc) to be paid by those who benefit from them.
  • Straight ratio (% for transmission companies and % for exporters).
  • Increase the annual charge to small and intermediate electricity exporters.
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