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§ 7-512. Recovery of costs incurred by electric company under public purpose programs

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Electric Industry Restructuring (Refs & Annos)
Part II. Electric Industry Restructuring Enabled (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-512
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-512
§ 7-512. Recovery of costs incurred by electric company under public purpose programs
Application of section
(a) This section and § 7-513 of this subtitle apply to an entity that was regulated as an electric company on June 30, 1999, whether or not the entity or any of its businesses, services, or assets continues to be regulated under this article after that date.
Just and reasonable costs
(b) An electric company may recover costs under this section to the extent that the Commission finds costs to be just and reasonable.
Recovery of costs incurred under public purpose programs
(c)(1) An electric company shall be provided a fair opportunity to recover fully all costs that have been or will be incurred by the electric company under public purpose programs established by law or ordered by the Commission.
(2)(i) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, the costs subject to this subsection shall be funded by a surcharge or other cost recovery mechanism collected on a statewide basis that:
1. fully recovers from customers the costs of the plans and programs; and
2. subject to subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, with respect to any of these costs not included in rates on January 1, 2000, is not subject to any otherwise applicable cap.
(ii) The recovery by an electric company of costs for a universal service program is subject to any applicable cap regardless of when the costs are included in rates.
(3) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, an electric company may not, under paragraph (2) of this subsection, recover costs of a consumer education program established by law, regulation, or order.


Added by Acts 1999, c. 3, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 4, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-512, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-512
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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