PUAB To Restress ECA Plan

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Following up a question from Public Utility Advisory Board (PUAB) Chairman George Szigeti regarding the implementation status of the approved Electric Cost Adjustment (ECA) December 18, city manager Juan Fuentes reminded members that city commissioners only approved a name change from the often maligned “Pass Through” charge appearing on monthly utility bills.
Fuentes said while commissioners supported the title revision, they did not endorse a proposed change in how the related charge is calculated.

PUAB Urges Pass-Through Changes

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Late last year, Public Utility Advisory Board (PUAB) Chairman George Szigeti suggested members reexamine the “Pass-Through” charge, which regularly appears on electric customers’ bills.
While affirming the city had established a formula to calculate the charge, Szigeti noted it had not been actively utilized since 2011, effectively maintaining a set level since that time. He further noted that the city’s solar generating system came on-line during this period and as yet had not been factored into the calculation.