NOTICE TO IMPLEMENT REVISED FIXED FUEL FACTOR
Entergy Texas, Inc. hereby publishes NOTICE that, pursuant to Section 36.203 of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (codified in Tex. Util. Code) and P.U.C. Subst. R. 25.237(A)(3)(B), it filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (the “Commission”) on February19, 2014a tariff to implement a revised fixed fuel factor. All of Entergy Texas’ retail customers whose fuel charges are calculated under the Texas fixed fuel factor tariff – including but not limited to Residential, Small General Service, Large General Service, Large Industrial Power Service, and Street and Outdoor Lighting Service – will be affected by the Commission’s approval of the revised fixed fuel factor. The revised fixed fuel factor, if approved, will affect only the fuel portion of the rates charged by Entergy Texas and will have no effect on non-fuel base rates.
Entergy Texas seeks Commission approval to revise the fixed fuel factor effective with the first billing cycle of the March 2014billing month. Entergy Texas proposedthat the fixed fuel factor be changed pursuant to a semi-annual filing to be made each February and August, with revised fuel factors to be effective with the first billing cycle of the March and September billing months, pursuant to a methodology that changes the fuel factor based upon changes in the published price of natural gas. This methodology was authorized for use in Docket No. 32915.
The revised fixed fuel factor, differentiated by voltage level, is as follows:
FACTOR BY VOLTAGE LEVELS
Delivery Voltage Fixed Fuel Factor
Secondary – $0.0422741 perkWh
Primary – $0.0411922 perkWh
69kV/138kV – $0.0395962 perkWh
230kV – $ 0.0390082 perkWh
The revised fuel factor would result in anincreasein Entergy Texas’ annual Texas retail fuel and purchased power revenues by approximately $136.27 million, or 24.4%,on an annual basis. Compared to the fixed fuel factor approved by the Commission effective September2013, a residential customer using 1000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per month would see an approximate increaseof7.4% annually, or $8.42on average per month, on his/her electric bill. The fixed fuel factor rate is designed to pass through to customers the actual fuel costs incurred by Entergy Texas to serve customers. Entergy Texas is not allowed to make a profit on fuel costs. Amounts collected from affected customers pursuant to the revised fixed fuel factor will be subject to final review by the Commission in Entergy Texas’ next applicable fuel reconciliation proceeding before the Commission. Entergy Texas expects the revised fixed fuel factor to be in effect for the billing period of March 2014 through August 2014.
Persons with questions or who want more information on this petition may contact Entergy Texas at Attn: Customer Service – Fuel Factor, 350 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or call [1-800-368-3749 (select option 4, then press 4, then press 2, then press 2, then press 1)] during normal business hours. A complete copy of this petition is available for inspection at the address listed above.
The Commission has assigned Docket No. 42253to this proceeding. Persons who wish to formally participate in this proceeding, or who wish to express their comments concerning this petition should contact the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Office of Customer Protection, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call (512) 936-7120 or toll-free at (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may call (512) 936-7136 or use Relay Texas (toll-free) 1-800-735-2989.
ENTERGY TEXAS, INC.