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May 1, 2018 Commission Meeting
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Gas Agenda

Agenda Item No. Docket No. Description Companies Recommendations Status
(1) 18046 and 18328 Division Report on Rate RSE as of March 31, 2018 Based on preliminary figures as of March 31, 2018, the projected RSE return on average common equity for the rate year ending September 30, 2018, was 10.90 percent. The authorized return on average common equity is 10.50 to 10.95 percent.
  • SPIRE ALABAMA INC.
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(2) 28101 Division Report on Rate RSE as of March 31, 2018 Based on preliminary figures as of March 31, 2018, the projected RSE return on average common equity for the rate year ending September 30, 2018, was 11.89 percent. The authorized return on average common equity is 10.45 to 10.95 percent.
  • SPIRE GULF INC.
Final


Telecommunication Agenda

Agenda Item No. Docket No. Description Companies Recommendations Status
(3) D-7560 Grandfathers Digital Transport Service, Integrated Service Digital Network - PRI and Dedicated DS1 Service to existing customers. These services will no longer be offered to new customers. Filed March 28, 2018, with a requested effective date of May 1, 2018.
  • BUTLER TELEPHONE COMPANY
Final
(4) D-7561 Adds concurrence exceptions to the General Exchange Tariff to indicate that Digital Transport and Dedicated DS1 Services are not grandfathered and will be available to new customers. Currently the Company concurs with the service offerings provided by Butler Telephone Company which are scheduled to be grandfathered. Since Oakman has elected to continue providing these services, exceptions needed to be added to clarify that these options would still be readily available. Filed March 28, 2018, with a requested effective date of May 1, 2018.
  • OAKMAN TELEPHONE COMPANY
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(5) D-7562 Adds concurrence exceptions to the General Exchange Tariff to indicate that Digital Transport and Dedicated DS1 Services are not grandfathered and will be available to new customers. Currently the Company concurs with the service offerings provided by Butler Telephone Company which are scheduled to be grandfathered. Since People has elected to continue providing these services, exceptions needed to be added to clarify that these options would still be readily available. Filed March 28, 2018, with a requested effective date of May 1, 2018.
  • PEOPLES TELEPHONE COMPANY
Final
(6) U-4738 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and YMax Communications Corp. pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • YMAX COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Final
(7) 28724 Cancels Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and withdraws Tariff. Certificate granted under this docket on December 4, 2002 to provide Telephone Toll Resale Service. Currently the Company is not providing any telecommunications services to consumers in the state of Alabama; therefore, no customers are directly affected by the cancellation.
  • NOBELTEL, LLC
Final
(8) U-4148 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and US LEC of Alabama, LLC pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • US LEC OF ALABAMA, LLC
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Final
(9) U-4647 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and West Telecom Services, LLC f/k/a Hypercube Telecom, LLC pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • WEST TELECOM SERVICES, LLC
Final
(10) U-4977 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and Windstream NuVox, LLC pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • WINDSTREAM NUVOX, LLC
Final
(11) U-4571 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and Windstream Norlight, LLC, f/k/a Windstream Norlight, Inc. pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • WINDSTREAM NORLIGHT, LLC
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(12) U-4547 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and IDT America, Corp. pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • IDT AMERICA, CORP.
Final
(13) U-4791 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and Windstream KDL, LLC f/k/a Windstream KDL, Inc. pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • WINDSTREAM KDL, LLC
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(14) U-4818 Approval of an Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement between BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC d/b/a AT&T Alabama or AT&T Southeast and Network Telephone Corporation n/k/a Network Telephone, LLC, The Other Phone Company, Inc. n/k/a The Other Phone Company, LLC, and Talk America, Inc., n/k/a Talk America, LLC pursuant to Sections 251 and 252 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • THE OTHER PHONE COMPANY, LLC
  • BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC
  • NETWORK TELEPHONE LLC
  • TALK AMERICA, LLC
Final


Legal Agenda

Agenda Item No. Docket No. Description Companies Recommendations Status
(15) 32707 (Y) - Motor carrier application of Tuscaloosa Non-Emergency Transport LLC, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for a Certificate to transport passengers and their baggage. A Report and Recommended Order ("RRO") was entered in this cause on March 26, 2018, which recommended a partial grant of authority including a restriction against the provision of non-emergency medical transportation. No exceptions to the RRO were filed within 20 days from the date of service.
  • TUSCALOOSA NON-EMERGENCY TRANSPORT LLC
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(16) 32709 (B) - Motor carrier application of Riding With Care, LLC, of Bessemer, Alabama, for a Certificate to transport passengers in non-emergency transportation service. A Report and Recommended Order ("RRO") was entered in this cause on March 29, 2018, which recommended the application be denied. No exceptions to the RRO were filed within 20 days from the date of service.
  • RIDING WITH CARE, LLC
Final
(17) C-12711 (B) - Petition of Thomas Brady d/b/a Brady Transport, of McCalla, Alabama, for cancellation of cargo self-insurance authority.
  • THOMAS BRADY
Final
(18) 31560 (B) - Petition of Cross Creek Transportation, Inc., of Calera, Alabama, for cancellation of Motor Carrier Certificate F4449.
  • CROSS CREEK TRANSPORTATION, INC.
Final
(19) 19721
26679
(B) - Petition of A & A Transfer & Storage, Inc., of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for cancellation of Motor Carrier Certificates 2558 (Docket 19721) and F1540 (Docket 26679).
  • A & A TRANSFER & STORAGE, INC.
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(20) C-19061 (M) - Petition of David Eddy Trucking, LLC, of Mt. Hope, Alabama, for reinstatement of Motor Carrier Certificate F3998 which was revoked due to Petitioner's failure to maintain proper proof of liability insurance coverage.
  • DAVID EDDY TRUCKING, LLC
Final
(21) C-19068
31995
(M) - Petition of Panther Trucking LLC, of Russellville, Alabama, to suspend operations under Motor Carrier Certificate F4680 (Docket 31995) for a period of one year. Motor Carrier Certificate F4680 was revoked by Commission Order dated March 6, 2018, due to Petitioner's failure to maintain proper proof of liability and cargo insurance coverage (Informal Docket C-19068).
  • PANTHER TRUCKING LLC
Final
(22) 25161
C-19064
(M) - Petition of Raymon H. Bodiford d/b/a Executive Couriers of Montgomery, Alabama, for cancellation of Motor Carrier Certificate F746 (Docket 25161). Motor Carrier Certificate F746 was revoked by Commission Order dated March 6, 2018, due to Petitioner's failure to maintain proper proof of liability insurance coverage (Informal Docket C-19064).
  • RAYMON H. BODIFORD
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(23) 32713 (M) - Motor Carrier Certificate F287 and P387 was transferred to Oglesby Trucking LLC, of Munford, Alabama, by Commission Order dated January 3, 2018. Said Order required Oglesby Trucking LLC to file proof of cargo and liability insurance coverage and obtain registration numbers and properly identify its vehicles within 90 days.
  • OGLESBY TRUCKING LLC
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(24) 31691 (M) - Petition of BLG Logistics, Inc., of Vance, Alabama, to recommence operations under Motor Carrier Certificate F4518. Motor Carrier Certificate F4518 was suspended at the request of BLG Logistics, Inc. for a period of one year by Commission Order dated March 2, 2017.
  • BLG LOGISTICS, INC
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Electricity Policy Agenda

Agenda Item No. Docket No. Description Companies Recommendations Status
(25) 18117 and 18416
18148
Division Report on Rate RSE and Rate ECR as of March 31, 2018 The Electricity Policy Division performed the regular monthly examination of the books and records of Alabama Power Company and determined the Weighted Retail Return on Average Common Equity was 6.14% for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018. The Staff’s normal monthly review of the Over and Under Recovery for Alabama Power’s energy costs determined an under-recovery of $14,296,387 for the month.
  • ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Final
(26) 18148 This item is an informational update concerning the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. As you know, the 2017 tax act reduced the federal income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, effective January 1, 2018. Because the act became effective after Alabama Power Company filed its annual calculations under Rate RSE (Rate Stabilization and Equalization), the Company will be applying an Income Tax Adjustment Percentage to customer billings, in accordance with Rate T (Tax Adjustment). The calculated Income Tax Adjustment Percentage represents an approximate 9.0 percent, or $257 million, reduction to customer billings. This adjustment will commence with July 2018 billings and terminate after December 2018 billings. No Commission action is required for this item.
  • ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Final
(27) U-5266 By letter dated April 17, 2018, Alabama Power Company is requesting authority from the Alabama Public Service Commission (“the Commission”) to establish a regulatory liability for the flow back of excess federal deferred income taxes for the calendar year ending December 31, 2018. The excess deferred income taxes are a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and are estimated to be between $30-$50 million. The Company further seeks authority to create a regulatory asset in which to record up to $30 million of the under-recovered balance that would otherwise be included in the calculation of Rate ECR (Energy Cost Recovery), thereby reducing the under-recovered balance in Rate ECR. If the actual amount of excess federal deferred income taxes exceeds $30 million, the Company will record the additional amount in the regulatory liability account pending Commission direction as to its disposition.
  • ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
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(28) 18117 and 18416 By letter dated April 17, 2018, Alabama Power Company submitted several proposed revisions to Rate RSE (Rate Stabilization and Equalization). The purpose of these revisions is to enable the Company to take steps to mitigate the credit quality impacts resulting from the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, while preserving rate stability for customers. 1. The proposed revisions to Rate RSE include: i. Lowering the top of the weighted equity return range from 6.21 percent to 6.15 percent; ii. Modifying the refund provision for prior year actual results by allowing a portion of future refunds to be used to increase the Company’s equity component. There are restrictions in place for any cost year in which there is an upward adjustment under Rate RSE, along with a ceiling on the amounts the Company will be allowed to utilize for adjusting its capital structure; and iii. Various ministerial revisions, both to the body of the rate and to its Appendices, which clarify existing provisions of the rate and specify additional accounts to be reflected in the determination of projected retail common equity. These revisions are proposed to become effective June 1, for application to January 2019 billings and thereafter. 2. In conjunction with the described modifications to Rate RSE, the Company would commit to a moratorium on any upward adjustments under Rate RSE for calendar years 2019 and 2020; and 3. The Company would also credit to customers $50 million in 2019.
  • ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
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(29) 18148 Alabama Public Service Commission vs. Alabama Power Company Investigation of Rate ECR (Energy Cost Recovery) By Consent Order dated December 5, 2017, the Alabama Public Service Commission approved an interim energy cost recovery factor of 20.15 mills per kilowatt-hour (2.015 cents per kilowatt-hour) for January 2018 through December 2018.
  • ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Final


Water Agenda

Agenda Item No. Docket No. Description Companies Recommendations Status
(30) 32553 Application to modify Certificate of Financial Viability No. 32553 by adding Kennebec Subdivision wastewater system located in Tallapoosa County. Filed February 26, 2018.
  • COMMUNITY UTILITIES OF ALABAMA INC.
Final
(31) 31803 Application to modify Certificate of Financial Viability No. 31803 by adding the Summit @ Smith Lake wastewater system located in Cullman County. Filed April 9, 2018.
  • INTEGRATED WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT, INC.
Final
(32) 31802 Application to renew Certificate of Financial Viability for Arbor Utility Management, LLC, an Alabama Wastewater Management Entity. Filed March 19, 2018.
  • ARBOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT, LLC
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