No change in Oct. fuel adjustment charge


The fuel adjustment charge of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. for the month of October remains at $0.22317 per kilowatt-hour.

Although there has been a slight increase in the Mean of Platts Singapore monthly pricing from June 2018 to October 2018 as notified by Mobil Oil Mariana Islands, Inc., the increase did not equal or exceed a 4.5 percent differential of the average per gallon cost of fuel.

CUC is required, pursuant to an order previously issued by the Commonwealth Public Utilities Commission, to adjust (up or down) the FAC pass-through rate when the MOPS monthly pricing equals or exceeds a 4.5 percent differential of the average per gallon cost of fuel used in the calculation of the current FAC rate.

Accordingly, there will be no adjustment made to the overall CUC kWh rate for the month of October.

The FAC is one of two components that make up the CUC electric kWh rate, which is used to purchase fuel. The second component is the CUC base rate, which is used to fund operations, projects, and debt service. This CUC base rate has not been increased since April 17, 2014.

CUC first instituted LEAC in 2009 to recover fuel and fuel related costs, a system also used by power providers in Guam and the Virgin Islands. In May 2015, the CPUC authorized CUC to change the name of LEAC to FAC to provide customers a more accurate description of the rate. (CUC)

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