Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 11/01/1993, Docket: RS92- 43-009, Status: Effective

Sub Original Sheet No. 192 Sub Original Sheet No. 192 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 192

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

16. TRANSITION COST RECOVERY MECHANISMS (Continued)

 

unpaid share of the unrecovered Account No. 191 and Account

No. 858 direct bill amount to MRT, with no further

obligation for carrying charges.

 

(iv) In the event additional prior period adjustments

occur after the initial disposition set forth in Section

16.2 (b) hereunder, MRT shall be permitted to recover such

adjustments through additional filings. Such additional

unrecovered Account No. 191 and Account No. 858 costs, plus

carrying charges, will be direct billed in accordance with

the procedures set forth in Section 16.2(c). Refunds, if

any, of Account No. 191 and Account No. 858 costs will be

paid, if appropriate, by MRT to affected Customers after

approval by the Commission, utilizing the same allocation

methodology set forth in Section 16.2(c)(i) and (ii). MRT's

liability to refund Account No. 191 and Account No. 858

costs shall continue indefinitely under the procedures set

forth in this Section 16.2. MRT shall make a filing to flow

through any refunds received after the initial disposition

set forth in this Section 16.2 within 45 days following the

receipt of any such refund amount(s). Any such refunds

shall not be offset against any direct bill amounts without

prior Commission authorization.

 

(v) Any Customer terminating service or whose

service expires during the twelve month amortization period

set forth in Section 16(d)(iii) shall remain liable for

Account No. 191 or 858 charges being amortized at the end of

the contract. Such Customer may elect to pay its remaining

balance in a lump sum or can arrange to complete its payment

over the original amortization period.

 

(vi) The issuance by MRT of direct bills or the

payment by MRT of refunds pursuant to this Section 16.2

shall be subject to prior approval of the Commission.

 

(e) Reservations. This Section 16.2 is applicable to the

recovery of Account No. 191 and Account No. 858 costs only, and

shall not be construed to affect MRT's right to recover from

Customer Gas Supply Realignment transition costs MRT may incur in

connection with contracts with suppliers of natural gas or

otherwise, such rights being expressly reserved, subject to

applicable Commission orders and regulations. MRT reserves the