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WAC 194-37-180

Documentation of financial path—Delivered cost.

(1) The delivered cost of a resource includes all direct and indirect costs associated with that resource being delivered to the distribution system of a utility over the contract length or facility life of the delivered resource. Direct and indirect costs may include operating and capital expenses related to the delivered resource.
(2) Using the Uniform System of Accounts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as an illustration, the reported resource costs are expected to generally fall within, but not necessarily be limited to, the following cost accounts:
Operating Expenses
 
Accounts 500-557:
Production Expense
Account 565:
Wholesale Wheeling Expense
Accounts 920-935:
Administrative and General Expense
Account 408.1:
Taxes Other than Federal Income Taxes
Capital Expenses
 
Accounts 403-407:
Depreciation and Amortization Expense
Accounts 427-431:
Interest-Related Expenses
(3) A utility may include actual costs in order to equitably compare the costs of eligible renewable resources and substitute resources. This may include the actual costs of transmission, firming, shaping, integration, and project specific development costs.
(4) Utilities are encouraged to use the FERC system of accounts to document the delivered cost of resources. Regardless of the accounting convention used, utilities must document the delivered cost estimates for eligible renewable resources and their associated substitute resources in a manner consistent with generally accepted accounting standards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.285.080(2). WSR 08-07-079, § 194-37-180, filed 3/18/08, effective 4/18/08.]
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