Chief Sponsor: Eric K. Hutchings

Senate Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson


8     General Description:
9          This bill requires an electrical corporation to provide each nonresidential customer
10     online access to usage data in certain circumstances.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     if available and requested by the customer, requires an electrical corporation to
14     provide the nonresidential customer access to the customer's usage data in:
15               •     15 minute intervals; or
16               •     the shortest requested interval available through existing meters; and
17          ▸     allows the electrical corporation to charge the customer the costs associated with
18     providing the usage data to the customer.
19     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20          None
21     Other Special Clauses:
22          None
23     Utah Code Sections Affected:
24     AMENDS:
25          54-3-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 170

27     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28          Section 1. Section 54-3-2 is amended to read:

29          54-3-2. Schedules of rates and classification -- Right of inspection -- Changes by
30     commission -- Online consumer access to usage data.
31          (1) Under the rules and regulations made by the commission, [every] each public
32     utility, shall file with the commission within the time and in the form as the commission may
33     designate, and shall print and keep open to public inspection, schedules showing all rates, tolls,
34     rentals, charges, and classifications collected or enforced, or to be collected or enforced,
35     together with all rules, regulations, contracts, privileges, and facilities which in any manner
36     affect or relate to rates, tolls, rentals, charges, classifications, or service.
37          (2) Except for motor carriers exempted under federal law, nothing in this section shall
38     prevent the commission from approving or fixing rates, tolls, rentals, or charges from time to
39     time greater, or less, than those shown by the schedules.
40          (3) The commission shall have power, in its discretion, to determine and prescribe, by
41     order, changes in the form of the schedules referred to in this section as it may find expedient,
42     and to modify the requirements of any of its orders or rules or regulations in respect to any
43     matters described in this section.
44          (4) (a) If requested by a nonresidential customer, and to the extent available through
45     existing meters, each electrical corporation shall provide the nonresidential customer access to
46     the customer's usage data.
47          (b) Each electrical corporation shall provide the access described in Subsection (4)(a)
48     broken down into:
49          (i) 15 minute intervals; or
50          (ii) the shortest requested interval available through existing meters.
51          (c) If incremental costs are associated with providing the access described in this
52     Subsection (4), the electrical corporation may charge the customer an amount determined by
53     the electrical corporation's governing authority, as defined in Section 54-15-102.