Guidelines for 30-day filings: Electric Utilities

Instructions To Utilities

  1. Each request for a 30 Day Filing should be submitted (hard copy) in triplicate to the Electric Division of the Commission. The request should consist of the following items:
    1. A cover letter clearly stating that the request is to be processed through the Commission's 30 Day Filing procedure. The cover letter should also state clearly the purpose of and the need for whatever is requested. Indicate at the bottom of the cover letter that a copy of the filing has been sent to the office of the Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC).
    2. Tariff Sheet(s)
    3. Revenue and cost projections: All projections should be clearly explained. This should include all assumptions used, actual or estimated data used (and source of data), and models or methodologies employed should be clearly explained (No Secrets).
    4. Proposed Write-Up
    5. A copy of (d) submitted electronically
  2. Typical 30 Day Filings include:
    • Changes to rules and regulations
    • Changes to non-recurring charges
    • Rates and charges for new services
    • New rules and regulations
  3. Other comments:
    1. It is not a substitute for a rate case
    2. The "30 days" specified is the minimum amount of time required for an increase in a non-recurring charge. Complex filings may take longer. At the Commission's discretion, rate reductions and special filings may follow an expedited procedure
    3. If you have any questions about 30 Day Filings, call the Electric Division at (317) 232 -2733
    4. Send one additional copy of the filing to the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC)
  4. Fatal Errors in 30 Day Filings:
    1. Failure to include tariff sheets
    2. Current rates that do not match amounts and format in the official tariff files
    3. Attempts to penalize
    4. Rounding errors -ex. $425 becomes $500
    5. Lack of Cost Support
    6. Failure to indicate you want it processed as a 30 Day Filing