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DATE:

December 22, 2015

TO:

Office of Commission Clerk (Stauffer)

FROM:

Division of Economics (Guffey, Draper)

Office of the General Counsel (Villafrate)

RE:

Docket No. 150242-EI – Petition to approve revisions to Tariff Sheets Nos. 6.2811, 6.282, and 6.284 Rate Schedule LS-1 - Lighting Service, by Duke Energy Florida, LLC.

AGENDA:

01/05/2016 – Regular Agenda – Tariff Filing – Interested Persons May Participate

COMMISSIONERS ASSIGNED:

All Commissioners

PREHEARING OFFICER:

Administrative

CRITICAL DATES:

01/09/2016 (60-Day Suspension Date)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

None

 

 Case Background

On November 9, 2015, Duke Energy Florida, LLC (DEF), filed a petition for approval of revisions to Tariff Sheets Nos. 6.2811, 6.282, and 6.284 in the Lighting Service (LS-1) rate schedule. On December 17, 2015, DEF filed an amended tariff sheet No. 6.284. The proposed tariffs are shown in legislative format in Attachment 1 to the recommendation.

On November 30, 2015, DEF responded to Staff’s First Data Request. The Commission has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to Section 366.06, Florida Statutes. 

 

 


Discussion of Issues

Issue 1: Should the Commission approve DEF’s proposed changes to its LS-1 rate schedule as shown in Attachment 1?

Recommendation: Yes. The Commission should approve the proposed changes to DEF’s LS-1 rate schedule as shown in Attachment 1. The revised tariffs should become effective on January 5, 2016.

Staff Analysis: DEF proposed four revisions to its LS-1 rate schedule which are discussed below. 

First, DEF proposed to add several new Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures to its current fixture offerings. DEF explained that the proposed new LED fixtures have lower installed costs, increased energy efficiency, and improved maintenance requirements compared to traditional fixtures and previous generations of LEDs and metal halide fixtures.

The charges for the new LED fixtures are comprised of three components: a fixture charge, a maintenance charge, and a non-fuel energy charge, consistent with DEF’s other lighting options.  The fixture charges were developed based on material, labor, storage, and vehicle costs associated with the installation times the currently approved 1.59 percent fixture rental rate to determine the monthly fixture charge. The minimal initial term for service under the LS-1 tariff is ten years. The maintenance charges were developed based on DEF’s estimated maintenance cost for the components (e.g., driver, photocell, luminaire) of the fixtures. The non-fuel energy charge is determined by multiplying the estimated kilowatt-hour usage by fixture type by the currently approved non-fuel energy charge for lighting service (2.132 cents per kilowatt-hour). All other Commission-approved LS-1 recovery clause factors will be applied to the estimated usage.

Second, DEF proposed to limit the five types of existing LED offerings and five metal halide offerings to existing installations only. DEF stated that this type of lighting is being limited because the previous generation LEDs and metal halides have higher installed costs, are less efficient, and have higher maintenance costs. Third, DEF will add two new pole types (15 foot black aluminum and 35 foot black concrete) to provide customers additional pole alternatives.

Finally, in order to expand payment options available to customers, DEF proposed to add a new provision in its LS-1 tariff to allow customers to make an initial, one-time Contribution in Aid of Construction payment of 50 percent of the installed cost of LED fixtures rated greater than 200 watts and/or poles other than standard wood poles. If a customer elects this option, the monthly fixture and/or pole charge will be computed by multiplying the reduced installed cost times the 1.59 percent fixture rental rate and/or 1.82 percent pole rental rate.

Staff has reviewed the necessary cost information submitted by DEF, and believes the charges are reasonable and appropriate. Staff recommends that DEF’s proposed changes to its LS-1 rate schedule as shown in Attachment 1 be approved. The revised tariffs should become effective on January 5, 2016. 


 

Issue 2: Should this docket be closed?

 

Recommendation:  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance of the order, the tariffs should remain in effect, with any revenues held subject to refund, pending resolution of the protest.  If no timely protest is filed, this docket should be closed upon the issuance of a consummating order. (Villafrate)

Staff Analysis:  If a protest is filed within 21 days of the issuance of the order, the tariffs should remain in effect, with any revenues held subject to refund, pending resolution of the protests.  If no timely protest is filed, this docket should be closed upon the issuance of a consummating order.


SECTION NO. VI

THIRD FOURTH REVISED SHEET NO. 6.2811

CANCELS SECOND THIRD REVISED SHEET NO. 6.2811

 

 


 

 

 

 

I.    Fixtures: (Continued)


 

RATE SCHEDULE LS-1

LIGHTING SERVICE

(Continued from Page No. 2)


Page 3 of 6


 

INITIAL


LAMP SIZE 2                                                                              CHARGES PER UNIT


BILLING

TYPE                      DESCRIPTION


LUMENS OUTPUT


LAMP

WATTAGE     kWh                  FIXTURE     MAINTENANCE


NON-FUEL ENERGY 3


Metal Halide:

307

Deco Post Top-MH Sanibel P

11,600

150

65

$16.85

$2.68

$1.39

308

Clermont Tear Drop P

11,600

150

65

19.91

2.68

1.39

309

MH Deco Rectangular P

36,000

320

126

13.07

2.74

2.69

311

MH Deco Cube P

36,000

320

126

15.98

2.74

2.69

312

MH Flood P

36,000

320

126

10.55

2.74

2.69

319

MH Post Top Biscayne P

11,600

150

65

15.24

2.68

1.39

327

Deco Post Top-MH Sanibel 1

12,000

175

74

18.39

2.72

1.58

349

Clermont Tear Drop 1

12,000

175

74

21.73

2.72

1.58

371

MH Deco Rectangular 1

38,000

400

159

14.26

2.84

3.39

372

MH Deco Circular 1

38,000

400

159

16.70

2.84

3.39

373

MH Deco Rectangular  1, 5

110,000

1,000

378

15.30

2.96

8.06

386             MH Flood   1, 5                                            110,000       1,000               378                 13.17                       2.96                    8.06

389

MH Flood-Sportslighte1, 5

110,000

1,000

378

13.01

2.96

8.06

390

MH Deco Cube 1

38,000

400

159

17.44

2.84

3.39

396

Deco PT MH Sanibel Dual 5

24,000

350

148

33.73

5.43

3.16

397

MH Post Top-Biscayne 1

12,000

175

74

14.98

2.72

1.58

398

MH Deco Cube  1, 5

110,000

1,000

378

20.34

2.96

8.06

399

MH Flood

38,000

400

159

11.51

2.84

3.39

 

Light Emitting Diode (LED):

106

Underground Sanibel

5,500

70

25

$20.80

$1.39

$0.53

107

Underground Traditional Open

3,908

49

17

13.57

1.39

0.36

108

Underground Traditional w/Lens

3,230

49

17

13.57

1.39

0.36

109

Underground Acorn

4,332

70

25

20.16

1.39

0.53

111

Underground Mini Bell

2,889

50

18

17.88

1.39

0.38

133

ATBO Roadway

4,521

48

17

6.22

1.39

0.36

134

Underground ATBO Roadway

4,521

48

17

7.71

1.39

0.36

136

Roadway

9,233

108

38

7.05

1.39

0.81

137

Underground Roadway

9,233

108

38

8.55

1.39

0.81

138, 176

Roadway

18,642

216

76

11.61

1.39

1.62

139

Underground Roadway

18,642

216

76

13.11

1.39

1.62

141, 177

Roadway

24,191

284

99

14.08

1.39

2.11

142, 162

Underground Roadway

24,191

284

99

15.58

1.39

2.11

147, 174

Roadway

12,642

150

53

9.74

1.39

1.13

148

Underground Roadway

12,642

150

53

11.24

1.39

1.13

151

ATBS Roadway

4,500

49

17

5.07

1.39

0.36

167

Underground Mitchell

5,186

50

18

21.44

1.39

0.38

168

Underground Mitchell w/Top Hat

4,336

50

18

21.44

1.39

0.38

361

LED Roadway 1

6,000

95

33

$16.93

$2.43

$0.70

362

LED Roadway 1

9,600

157

55

20.07

2.43

1.17

363

LED Shoebox Type 3 1

20,664

309

108

41.08

2.84

2.30

364

LED Shoebox Type 4 1

14,421

206

72

32.59

2.84

1.54

367

LED Shoebox Type 5  1

14,421

206

72

31.65

2.84

1.54

369

Underground Biscayne

6,500

80

28

18.60

1.39

0.60


 

 

6.282


SECTION NO. VI

SEVENTEENTH EIGHTEENTH REVISED SHEET NO. 6.282

CANCELS SIXTEENTH SEVENTEENTH REVISED SHEET NO.6.282


 


 

RATE SCHEDULE LS-1

LIGHTING SERVICE

(Continued from Page No. 3)


Page 4 of 6


  II.    POLES                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

BILLING TYPE

DESCRIPTION

CHARGE PER UNIT

404

35’ Deco Concrete – Mariner

$22.35

405

Concrete, 30/35'

5.05

406

16’ Deco Conc – Single Sanibel

11.70

407

16’ Decon Conc – Double Sanibel

12.61

408

26’ Aluminum DOT Style Pole

45.92

409

36’ Aluminum DOT Style Pole

54.80

410

Concrete, 15' 1

2.31

411

16’ Octagonal Conc 1

2.18

412

32’ Octagonal Deco Concrete

16.29

413

25’ Tenon Top Concrete

11.84

415

Concrete, Curved 1

4.77

418

35’ Tenon Top Black Concrete

20.14

420

Wood, 30/35'

2.17

425

Wood, 14' Laminated 1

2.38

428

Deco Fiberglass, 35', Bronze, Reinforced 1

19.11

429

Deco Fiberglass, 41', Bronze, Reinforced 1

31.54

430

Fiberglass, 14', Black 1

2.51

431

Deco Fiberglass, 41', Bronze 1

17.18

432

Deco Fiberglass, 35', Bronze, Anchor Base 1

27.49

433

Deco Fiberglass, 35', Bronze 1

13.60

434

Deco Fiberglass, 20', Black, Deco Base 1

12.47

435

Aluminum, Type A 1

6.59

436

Deco Fiberglass, 16', Black, Fluted 1

19.50

437

Fiberglass, 16', Black, Fluted, Dual Mount 1

21.94

438

Deco Fiberglass, 20', Black 1

5.85

439

Black Fiberglass 16’

19.78

440

Aluminum, Type B 1

7.33

441

15’ Black Aluminum

6.54

445

Aluminum, Type C 1

14.33

446

Deco Fiberglass, 30', Bronze 1

11.57

447

Deco Fiberglass, 35', Silver, Anchor Base 1

21.40

448

Deco Fiberglass, 41', Silver 1

18.00

449

Deco Fiberglass, 16', Black, Fluted, Anchor Base 1

17.35

450

Concrete, 1/2 Special

1.75

455

Steel, Type A 1

4.11

460

Steel, Type B 1

4.41

465

Steel, Type C 1

6.17

466

16’ Deco Con Vic II – Dual Mount

18.06

467

16’ Deco Conc Washington – Dual

25.87

468

16’ Deco Conc Colonial – Dual Mount

13.35

469

35’ Tenon Top Quad Flood Mount

13.63

470

45’ Tenon Top Quad Flood Mount

18.90

471

22’ Deco Concrete

14.99

472

22’ Deco Conc Single Sanibel

16.03

473

22’ Deco Conc Double Sanibel

17.26

474

22’ Deco Conc Double Mount

18.74

476

25’ Tenon Top Bronze Concrete

17.54

477

30’ Tenon Top Bronze Concrete

18.70

478

35’ Tenon Top Bronze Concrete

20.14

479

41’ Tenon Top Bronze Concrete

24.33

480

Wood, 40/45'

5.25

481

30’ Tenon Top Concrete, Single Flood Mount

10.06

482

30’ Tenon Top Conc, Double Flood Mount/Includes Bracket

12.29

483

46’ Tenon Top Conc, Triple Flood Mount/Includes Bracket

18.80

484

46’ Tenon Top Conc, Double Flood Mount/Includes Bracket

18.50

485

Concrete, 40/45'

10.19

486

Tenon Style Concrete 46’ Single Flood Mount

15.31

487

35’ Tenon Top Conc, Triple Flood Mount/Includes Bracket

13.53

488

35’ Tenon Top Conc, Double Flood Mount/Includes Bracket

13.23

489

35’ Tenon Top Concrete, Single Flood Mount

11.00

490

Special Concrete 1 1

17.39

491

30’ Tenon Top Conc, Triple Flood Mount/Includes Bracket

12.60

492

16’ Smooth Decorative Concrete/The Colonial

8.99

493

19’ White Aluminum 1

25.87

494

46’ Tenon Top Concrete/Non-Flood Mount/1-4 Fixtures

16.27

495

Dual Mount 2 Fiberglass1

10.84

496

30’ Tenon Top Concrete/Non-Flood Mount/1-4 Fixtures

12.44

497

16’ Decorative Concrete w/decorative base/The Washington

21.77

(Continued on Page No. 5)


SECTION NO. VI

FOURTH FIFTH REVISED SHEET NO. 6.284

CANCELS  THIRD FOURTH REVISED SHEET NO. 6.284

 

 

Page 6 of 6

 

RATE SCHEDULE LS-1

LIGHTING SERVICE

(Continued from Page No. 5)

 

Special Provisions: (Continued)

5 kWh consumption for Company-owned fixtures shall be estimated in lieu of installing meters.  kWh estimates will be made using the following formula:

 

kWh =    Unit Wattage (including ballast losses) x 350 hours per month

1,000

 

6 kWh consumption for customer-owned fixtures shall be metered.  Installation of customer-owned lighting facilities shall be provided for by the customer. The Company may consider installing customer owned lighting facilities and will bill the customer in accordance with the Company’s policy related to “Work Performed for the Public.”  Any costs incurred by the Company to provide for consolidation of existing lighting facilities for the purpose of metering shall be at the customer’s expense.

 

7 No Pole Charge shall be applicable for a fixture installed on a company-owned pole which is utilized for other general electrical distribution purposes.

 

8 The Company will repair or replace malfunctioning lighting fixtures maintained by the Company in accordance with Section 768.1382, Florida Statutes (2005).

 

9 For a fixture type restricted to existing installations and requiring major renovation or replacement, the fixture shall be replaced by an available similar non-restricted fixture of the customer’s choosing and the customer shall commence being billed at its appropriate rate. Where the customer requests the continued use of the same fixture type for appearance reasons, the Company will attempt to provide such fixture and the customer shall commence being billed at a rate determined in accordance with Special Provision No. 2 for the cost of the renovated or replaced fixture.

 

10. The customer will be responsible for trimming trees and other vegetation that obstruct the light output from fixture(s) or maintenance access to the facilities.

 

11. After December 31, 1998, all new leased lighting shall be installed on poles owned by the Company.

 

12. Alterations to leased lighting facilities requested by the customer after date of installation (i.e. redirect, install shields, etc.), will be billed to the customer in accordance with the Company’s policy related to “Work Performed for the Public”.

 

13. Service for street or area lighting is normally provided from existing distribution facilities.  Where suitable distribution facilities do not exist, it will be the customer’s responsibility to pay for necessary additional facilities.  Refer to Section III, paragraph 3.01 of the Company’s General Rules and Regulations Governing Electric Service to determine the Contribution in Aid of Construction owed by the customer.

 

14. Requests for exchanging facilities, upgrades, relocations, removals etc. are subject to Section III, paragraph 3.05, of the Company’s

General Rules and Regulations Governing Electric Service.

 

15. For available LEDs, the customer may opt to make an initial, one-time Contribution in Aid of Construction payment of 50% of the installed cost of fixtures rated greater than 200 Watts and/or poles other than standard wood poles, to reduce the Company’s installed cost.  If a customer chooses this option, the monthly fixture and/or pole charge shall be computed as the reduced installed cost times the corresponding monthly percentage in 2.I.(a) and/or 2.II above.