PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION
ENERGY COST RECOVERY BONDS
61-1501. Legislative intent. It is the intent of the legislature in enacting this chapter to provide a process by which the recovery of large energy rate increases caused by fuel or power cost adjustments, purchased gas adjustment tracker rates, commodity tracker rate adjustments or purchased power tracker rates will be facilitated by the issuance of bonds. This legislation will provide electric and gas utilities with a mechanism for recovery of their increased costs while leveling the rate impact of such increase on the utilities’ customers. The legislature believes that this type of securities legislation is in the public interest but should not be considered as an endorsement of, or intended to provide, a mechanism for restructuring of the utility industry in the state of Idaho.
[61-1501, added 2001, ch. 380, sec. 1, p. 1326.]