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Cost of Service Testimony

I have delivered testimony over the years in support of reasonalble rates for low-use residential ratepayers, consumers who live in densly populated metropolitan areas and street lighting ratepayers. You can download the testimony below.

Detailed testimony on the cost of street lights and customer costs. Given the dense topics involved in this type of testimony, I try to make the testimony interesting to read. The direct testimony includes provocative statments that were intended to irritate the utility company including the accusation the company's behavior is analogous to an obstinate teenager.

Testimony on Flaws in using the NCP allocator in Cost of service studies and how the NCP allocator is biased in favour of large business consumers

Testimony on the cost of serving residential ratepayers in densly poplulated areas and low use/low income ratepayers. In the rebuttal testimpony I suggested the utility company was guilty of the firehouse effect in which firemen who sit around for most of the day can make themselves believe propositions that are preposterous to others (2007).

Testimony on fixed and variable costs and customer charges in embedded cost studies (2010)

Testimony on problems with the highly regressive rate structure in Chicago

Testimony on selectively tracing franchise fees without computing regional cost of service

Testimony on new rates required for transition from bundled to unbundled rates