The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking public comment through May 15 on an Idaho Power Company proposal to reduce the annual Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) surcharge by about 1 percent. It is the first time since 2011 that the annual PCA has been a reduction in the size of the surcharge. Idaho Power claims power costs have decreased below the amount now collected in the PCA account.
If approved by the commission, Idaho customers will pay about $10.1 million less. For a residential customer who uses the company’s average of 1,050 kilowatt-hours per month, the reduction is about 47 cents per month effective June 1. Idaho Power also has an application before the commission to increase the annual Fixed Cost Adjustment by 0.35 percent, which, if approved, would also be effective June 1.
Comments are accepted via e-mail by accessing the commission’s website at www.puc.idaho.gov and clicking on “Case Comment Form,” under the “Consumers” heading. Fill in the case number (IPC-E-15-14) and enter comments or mail to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to 334-3762.