Rate Research Volume N . 17

Rate Research Volume N . 17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...could be made to any one class of service; and further, that as conditions of increased cost of labor and material were caused by a change in general conditions, it would be more fair and equitable, at least until the fullest information was available, to meet the situation with a general distribution of the burden. In other words, if an increased revenue was shown to be reasonably needed, that this increase should be spread over the entire service without attempting to impose a major part of the burden upon any one service. The Commission says: "At the time the present irrigation rates were established the Power Company had an excess capacity and also a very considerable difference between its summer peak load and its winter peak load; and the rate seems to have been put in effect with the idea that this excess capacity could be turned to service profitably at a very low rate. This may have been all right at the time the rate was initiated, but the irrigation demand grew more rapidly than the non-irrigation demand, until during the year 1919 the summer load exceeded the load of the previous winter by over 7000 kilowatts. Of this summer peak the irrigation demand consisted of something in excess of 40% of the whole, and the demand for power for new irrigation service for 1920 shows a still further increase over the non-irrigation demand. The system has become somewhat top-heavy with low rate, seasonal service, and if irrigation demands continue to grow and new investment under the present conditions be required to meet it, this condition will become worse. "For that reason, in so far as new irrigation service is concerned, that is, service for which new investment has been or will be required under present conditions, we believe a rate...
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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519655
  • 9781236519658