Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/20/1997, Docket: RP96-199-012, Status: Effective

Sub First Revised Sheet No. 191 Sub First Revised Sheet No. 191 : Effective

Superseding: First Revised Sheet No. 191

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Continued)

16. TRANSITION COST RECOVERY MECHANISMS (Continued)

(ii) Commodity Account No. 191 and Account

No. 858 Costs. Aggregate commodity component

Account No. 191 and Account No. 858 balances,

whether positive or negative, on the

effective date of this tariff, shall be

allocated based on sales under Rate Schedules

CD-1,PI-1 and SGS-1 for the most recent

twelve (12) calendar months preceding the

effectiveness of this tariff provision. Each

Customer's percentage share of commodity

Account No. 191 and Account No. 858 costs

shall be computed by dividing the Customer's

actual purchases by aggregate MRT

jurisdictional sales during the period.

 

(d) Nature of Obligations

 

(i) If the aggregate Account No. 191 and 858

costs reflect a positive balance, each

Customer's allocated portion of such costs,

as described in this Section 16.2, shall be

direct billed and deemed to be due on the day

prior to the date this Section becomes

effective.

 

(ii) The entire amount of each Customer's

unrecovered Account No. 191 and Account No.

858 direct bill amount shall be payable ten

(10) days following invoicing. Customer shall

remit payment to MRT in accordance with the

provisions of Section 17 of these General

Terms and Conditions.

 

(iii) Each Customer shall have the option, in

lieu of a lump sum payment of the total dir-

ect bill, of paying twelve (12) consecutive

monthly payments equal to 1/12th of such

amount. Carrying charges on the total

unrecovered Account No. 191 and Account No.

858 direct bill amount shall commence on the

effective date of this Section 16.2, and

shall be calculated and included on each

monthly invoice for those Customers electing

the twelve (12) month payment option at the

rate specified in Section 154.67 of the

Commission's Regulations. Notwithstanding

such election, Customer may, at any time,

pay the entire amount of its