|Proposed Order Issued in Nicor Gas Rate Case|
The ALJ has issued a Proposed Order in Nicor's gas rate case. The Proposed Order provides that: 1) the monthly tolerance level should be increased from 2% to 5%; 2) Nicor should not be required to allocate a pro rata share of upstream capacity to suppliers at this time; 3) Customer Select customers should be assessed a balancing charge for Nicor's balancing service; 4) administrative charges associated with billing and gas supply should be included in rate base; 5) Nicor should not be required to provide a customer mailing list to suppliers; 6) either an account number or a meter number should be required for Customer Select sign-ups; 7) the maximum number of accounts for each Rider 13 group should be increased to 150; 8) credits associated with Hub services should be provided to all customers, including Sales, Transportation, and Select customers; and 9) commodity-related uncollectibles expense should be collected through rate base.
Exceptions are due August 26, 2005, and replies to exceptions are due August 31, 2005. The full text of the Proposed Order is available on the NEM Website.