BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF NEVADA
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF
NEW AND REVISED DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION RATES
AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE
On June 6, 2022, Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy (“SPPC”) filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (“Commission”) an application, designated as Docket No. 22-06015 (“Application”), for approval of new and revised depreciation and amortization rates for its electric operations.
This Notice serves only to notify the public that the Commission has received the above-referenced filing. It is the responsibility of interested persons to review the filing and monitor the proceedings to determine their desired levels of involvement based on how this matter may affect their unique situations. The details provided within this Notice are for informational purposes only and are not meant to be an all-inclusive overview of the filing. The Commission may consider and adopt alternative proposals not contained within the filing but which are related to the subject matter of the filing and supported by substantial evidence.
SPPC filed the Application pursuant to the Nevada Revised Statutes (“NRS”) and the Nevada Administrative Code (“NAC”), Chapters 703 and 704, including, but not limited to, NAC 703.2715 through 703.278 and NAC 703.535. Pursuant to NRS 703.190 and NAC 703.527 et seq., SPPC requests that certain material in the Application receive confidential treatment.
In the Application, SPPC states that the new and revised depreciation rates are reflected in a complete study of depreciation and amortization rates which was completed in April 2022 using plant in service information through December 31, 2021. SPPC requests that the Commission approve the new and revised depreciation and amortization rates to be reflected in SPPC’s revenue requirement for its electric operations. SPPC states that, based on the information and data accompanying the Application, full implementation of the findings of the study will result in an increase to current annual depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $20.9 million.
SPPC states that, coincident with the filing of this Application and in accordance with NRS 704.110, SPPC has filed with the Commission an application to maintain its current revenue requirement for general rates for its electric and common accounts. SPPC requests that these matters be consolidated.
The Commission may approve rates as proposed by SPPC or decrease or increase the rates as necessary to provide that such rates are just and reasonable.
Interested and affected persons may file petitions for leave to intervene pursuant to NAC 703.578 through 703.600 electronically through the Electronic Filing System on the Commission’s website or at either of the Commission’s offices on or before WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022.
A person who wishes to participate as a commenter may file written comments pursuant to NAC 703.491. A commenter is not a party of record and shall not take any action that only a party of record may take. Pursuant to NAC 703.500, only parties of record are entitled to enter an appearance, introduce relevant evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, make arguments, make and argue motions and generally participate in the proceeding.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to NAC 703.655, the Commission has scheduled a PREHEARING CONFERENCE to be held as follows:
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2022
Dial in by your location:
(775) 687-0999 (Northern Nevada)
(702) 486-5260 (Southern Nevada)
Parties will appear and otherwise participate in the prehearing conference remotely via telephone. Members of the public can access the prehearing conference at the time noticed herein via the Commission’s live stream link on its website at https://puc.nv.gov. During the date and time noticed herein the public may view the prehearing conference in person at:
Hearing Room A
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
1150 East William Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE TO
Hearing Room A
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada
9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
Parties in this matter must obtain an access code for this telephonic prehearing conference by emailing Commission Administrative Attorney Chad Morabito at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022. Parties should provide the title/role in associated business or organization, and business address for each person who intends to participate in the prehearing conference.
The purpose of the prehearing conference is to formulate and simplify issues involved in this proceeding and set a hearing and procedural schedule. At the prehearing conference, the Commission may take any action authorized by NAC 703.655.
The Commission is not responsible for providing clerical or administrative assistance or materials to parties during Commission proceedings. If such assistance is necessary, parties must make other arrangements for this type of assistance.
The Application is available for public viewing on the Commission’s website: https://puc. nv.gov; and at the offices of the Commission: 1150 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 and 9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148.
A person must request in writing to be placed on the service list for this proceeding to receive any further notices in this matter.
By the Commission,
Assistant Commission Secretary
Dated: Carson City, Nevada
Pub Date: June 29, 2022 Ad # 25297