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STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Northern States Power Company Customer Credit - DOE Settlement 2019 Rates Case No.

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Northern States Power Company
Customer Credit - DOE Settlement 2019
Rates
Case No. PU-21-89
CORRECTED NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING
April 1, 2021
On February 15, 2021, Northern States Power Company (NSP) filed a petition for approval to refund to customers the eleventh payment (approximately $689,356) received December 22, 2020, arising from USDOE's inability to accept nuclear waste under the federal Nuclear Waste Policy Act.
NSP requests to combine the refund of this eleventh payment with an interim rate refund anticipated in the latter half of 2021 in Case No. PU-20-441, the NSP base rate increase proceeding. NSP proposes the refund would be a one-time bill credit.
Alternatively, NSP suggests the eleventh payment could be a stand-alone refund in 2021 through a one-time bill credit based on each customer's current usage. NSP estimates this amount would be approximately $2.75 to $3.00 per customer.
The issues to be determined in this matter are:
1. Whether the eleventh settlement payment refund should be combined with any interim rate refund from case PU-20-441 in a future bill credit.
2. Whether NSP's eleventh settlement payment refund amount is just and reasonable.
Comments and requests for a hearing must be received by May 17, 2021. Persons desiring a hearing must file a written request identifying their interest in the proceeding and the reasons for requesting a hearing. If deemed appropriate, the commission can determine these matters without a hearing.
For more information contact the Public Service Commission, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505, 701-328-2400 or Relay North Dakota 1-800-366-6888 TTY. If you require any auxiliary aids or services, such as readers, signers, or Braille materials, please notify the Commission.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Randy Christmann, Commissioner
Julie Fedorchak, Chair
Brian Kroshus, Commissioner
(April 7, 2021)2882647