Details for New River Light and Power Co.

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
UTILITIES COMMISSION
RALEIGH
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
DOCKET NO. E-34, SUB 51
BEFORE THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that New River Light and Power Company (NRLP or Company) has requested the
North Carolina Utilities Commission (Commission) to approve an adjustment to its purchased power
adjustment (PPA) factor, and the coal ash cost recovery (CACR) factor, for service rendered on and
after March 1, 2021, to pass through to its customers the cost of purchased power and coal ash cleanup
costs from its wholesale power supplier, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation (BREMCO).
The amount of the increase to NRLP’s customers resulting from the combined new PPA and CACR factors will
be approximately $742,164 per year. The increase will be applied to NRLP’s customers as uniform increases to
the kilowatt-hour (kWh) energy charge. The increment in revenue produced by the increase will be the same
as the increase in the combined cost of purchased power and coal ash cleanup from BREMCO, adjusted for
the effects of the utility regulatory fee. The proposed increase of $0.003063 per kWh (PPA) and the proposed
increase of $0.000500 per kWh (CACR) will result in an increase in the monthly bill of a residential customer
using 1,000 kWh from $102.78 to $106.34. The approximate percentage increases in customers’ bills, by rate
schedule, are as follows (actual percentages may differ depending on specific customers’ usage amounts):
Residential
Schedule G (Commercial
Schedule GL (Large Commercial
Schedule GLH (Commercial Demand High Load Factor)
Schedule A (App. State Univ.)

3.5%
3.6%
4.9%
5.0%
6.0%

The Commission has concluded that the PPA and CACR factors requested by NRLP are
reasonable, in that they are based solely on the level of purchased power and coal ash
cleanup expenses that have been incurred and are expected to be incurred by the Company.
Therefore, the Commission has approved NRLP’s requests without public hearing, subject to refund
of any amounts which should subsequently be found to be unjust or unreasonable after any public
hearing in this matter that may subsequently be held by the Commission, as described below.
Persons desiring to intervene in this matter as formal parties of record should file a motion under
Commission Rules R1-6, R1-7, and R1-19, not later than 45 days after the date of this notice. Persons
desiring to present testimony or evidence at a hearing should so advise the Commission. Persons
desiring to send written statements to inform the Commission of their position in the matter should
address their statements to the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4300. However, such written statements cannot be considered
competent evidence unless those persons appear at a public hearing and testify concerning the information
contained in their written statements. If a significant number of requests for a public hearing are
received within 45 days after the date of this notice, the Commission may schedule a public hearing.
The Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission is authorized by statute to represent the using
and consuming public in proceedings before the Commission. Written statements to the Public
Staff should include any information which the writer wishes to be considered by the Public Staff
in its investigation of the matter, and such statements should be addressed to Christopher J. Ayers,
Executive Director, Public Staff, 4326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4300.
ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION.
This the 16th day of February, 2021.
NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION
/s/ _________________________________
Kimberley A. Campbell, Chief Clerk

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