Docket No. 2509 - Commission Review of Storm Contigency Funds for Electric Utilities in Rhode Island (12/18/96)

On December 18, 1996, the Commission initiated this docket to undertake a comprehensive review of Storm Contingency Funds (SCFs) for the electric utilities in Rhode Island. On August 19, 1997, the Commission issued Report and Order No. 15360 approving stipulations filed by investor-owned utilities and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. The SCF was established to provide a mechanism for recovering storm restoration expenses as a result of extraordinary storms withouth the need to file for rate relief. The Stipulations provided guidelines establishing thresholds and deductibles amounts before SCFs can be assessed. These guidelines were further supplemented with a directive to only charge the SCFs for incremental, non-capital, storm-related costs such as overtime pay and charges for outside contractors. The Commission also approved reporting requirements by the utilities to file annual reports of changes to the storm funds, file summary reports on storm occurrences and report storm costs.

The following represents compliance reports filed by Narragansett Electric Co. d/b/a National Grid pursuant to Report & Order No. 15360 (from 2004 to the present):

Narragansett Electric Company's Annual Reports:

Narragansett Electric Company's Storm Events Reports:

Responses to Data Requests: