What Does ABATE Stand For?

  • Utility rates should be based upon a utility’s cost of providing service to each class.
  • A cost of service allocation methodology should emphasize the cost of providing service at a utility’s time of peak demand and not overall energy consumption in order to avoid costly new generation.
  • Utility customers should be given the proper price signals to allow them to understand that consumption will have a different cost during certain times in the day and season.
  • Utilities should be given the opportunity to earn a fair rate of return.
  • Policies must be developed that will promote reliability of supply and safety.
  • Any existing rates subsidies should be eliminated.

 

 

 

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