Stranded Costs, Transition to Competitive Marketplace.
Is utility entitled to recover interest on certain “stranded costs” it incurred during transition from land-regulated to competitive marketplace? Is utility permitted to recover a valuation panel fee as an expense? Must new on-site generators of electricity continue to pay utility to offset its stranded costs? State of Texas v. Public Utility Commission, No. 08 0421, formerly 263 S.W.3d 448 (Tex. App.—Austin 2008), review granted 06/19/09, and Texas Industrial Energy Consumers v. CenterPoint Energy, No. 08 1727, review granted 06/19/09.