This artifact is a testimony of Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC on behalf of The Philadelphia Water Department for the Philadelphia Water Rate case. Below are some highlights that include mentioning of TAP throughout the testimony. A major takeaway of this document is that the reconciliation of TAP rates will occur in a separate proceeding.
"As previously noted, revenue loss due to providing TAP discounts and TAP-R surcharge revenues were excluded from the analysis of Base Rates."
In addition, the Water Department is proposing to implement a special restoration of service fee and visitation and shut-off specifically for TAP customers . These fees are proposed to be set at $12.00, based upon the minimum allowable bill for customers enrolled in TAP. These fees, included under proposed Section 6.4(e) in the proposed Rates and Charges (see PWD Exhibit 3), are listed below:
a. Shut-off of service / payment tendered at the time of shut-off;
b. Restoration of service after termination for non-payment or violation of service requirements.
The Water Department is proposing to handle the reconciliation of TAP discounts and TAP-R billings as part of a separate proceeding. Consequently, the revenues developed in this Cost of Service study are referred to as the “Base Rate Revenues” because they do not include the impact of providing discounts to TAP customers and associated TAP-R surcharge revenues.
Philadelphia Water Department, "Direct Testimony of Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC on behalf of The Philadelphia Water Department ", contributed by Morgan Sarao, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 17 March 2021, accessed 1 March 2024. https://energyrights.info/content/direct-testimony-black-veatch-management-consulting-llc-behalf-philadelphia-water-department