On Wednesday, May 20, 2009, Arizona Public Service Company (“APS” or “Company”) filed an application(link is external) ("Application") with the Arizona Corporation Commission ("ACC" or "Commission") seeking approval of revised transmission charges to be recovered through the Company's transmission cost rate adjuster mechanism ("TCA") which was approved In Decision No. 67744, dated April 7, 2005.
APS' Application was filed pursuant to Decision No. 67744 and requests that the Commission approve transmission rates authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) that will become effective for users of the APS transmission system as of June 1, 2009.
On Friday, May 22, 2009, RUCO filed a motion to intervene(link is external) in the case on behalf of residential ratepayers. RUCO's request was granted by the ACC Chief Administrative Law Judge ("CALJ") on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. RUCO eventually elected to take a monitor role during the proceeding and did not file written testimony or comments in the docket.
On Thursday, July 10, 2009. ACC Staff filed a Proposed Order(link is external) recommending that the Commission adopt the Company proposed rates presented in Schedule TCA-1 of APS' application.
On Thursday, August 6, 2009 the Commission issued Decision No. 71244 which adopted ACC Staff's recommendations.