This Comment reviews and analyzes recent regulatory proceedings and decisions on cancelled plant losses and the means by which regulatory agencies have attempted to apply traditional ratemaking theories to allocate the losses between ratepayers and shareholders. The author provides a background on the investor owned electric utility industry and its regulatory aspects, as well as some of the ratemaking theories. The author concludes by providing recommendations for improving the application of traditional ratemaking theories to cancelled plant losses.
Phillip L. Poirier Jr.,
Cancelled Utility and Traditional Ratemaking Theories: Are Either Used and Useful,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol22/iss2/16