Sept. fuel adjustment charge remains the same
The Commonwealth Utilities Corp. announced yesterday that the fuel adjustment charge remains at $0.22317 per kilowatt-hour for the month of September.
Although there has been a slight decrease in the Mean of Platts Singapore monthly pricing from June 2018 to September 2018—as notified by Mobil Oil Mariana Islands, Inc.—the decrease 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 September.
The FAC is one of two components that make up the CUC electric rate, which is used to purchase fuel. The second component is the base rate, which is used to fund CUC operations, projects, and debt service. This 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 U.S. 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)