March 20, 2020


Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (Commission) on March 16, 2020 its Petition requesting approval of its proposed Military Base Surcharge Tariff.
Section 36.354(a) of the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA), at Texas Utilities Code § 36.354, provides that each electric utility in an area where implementation of full customer choice has been delayed by the Commission in accordance with PURA Section 39.103 shall discount charges for electric service provided to a military base. Section 36.354(b) of PURA establishes the discount to be provided to military installations as a 20 percent reduction of the base commercial rate that the electric utility would otherwise charge the installation.
Section 36.354(c) of PURA provides that the electric utility may assess a surcharge to all its Texas retail customers to recover the difference in revenue between the revenues from the discounted rate for military bases and the base commercial rate. SWEPCO’s Tariff Sheet No. IV-16 provides the Military Base Adjustment Factor per billing kWh as reflected below:


Major Rate Classes $/kWh

Residential $0.0000924

Commercial & Small Industrial $0.0000651

Industrial / Large Lighting and Power $0.0000352

Municipal $0.0000741

Outdoor Lighting $0.0001173

SWEPCO has requested that the tariff become effective with the first billing cycle of June 2020. The Petition has been assigned Tariff Control No. 50670. Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon this proceeding must notify the Commission within 21 days of SWEPCO’s filing of the Petition. A request to intervene or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the Commission at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission at (512) 936-7136. The Company can be contacted at 428 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, or by calling (888) 216-3523 during normal business hours.