On July 2, 2012, Navitas filed a petition seeking to adjust its rates by first maintaining the current flat monthly customer charge of $6.00 on all customers. In addition, Navitas proposes to increase the surcharge on the first nine CCF from $0.25 to $1.00 per unit. Navitas also proposes to increase the flow charge from $0.40 per CCF residential and $0.30 per CCF industrial to $0.585/CCF and $0.485/CCF respectively.
On April 20, 2011, Navitas filed a petition seeking emergency relief in the form of implementing a flat customer charge to consumers and an increase in the volumetric charge to $1.00 surcharge for each of the first 9 CCF without a formal rate case proceeding. As part of the settlement of the petition for emergency relief, Navitas agreed to file a rate case by July, 2012.
Navitas claims a rate deficiency from the 2011 test year of approximately $390,000. This amount would require an approximate 80 percent increase in total revenue. Navitas claims that in the context of the two decades between the last rate case and this Petition, the $390,000 represents an annualized increase over the period of 3.27 percent. In order to avoid rate shock, Navitas proposes to divide the rate increases into four increments annually beginning in October.
The Consumer Advocate intervened in this case on July 6, 2012. We do not know when this matter will be heard by the TRA. However, it is expected to be heard within a 6 month time frame from the filing of the case. Consumers interested in the case are encouraged to attend during the public comment portion of the case. The public hearing information will be posted on the TRA website.
This list includes only significant filings and is not intended to be a complete record of the matter.