- LIPA is seeking a freeze on delivery rates for 2014 and 2015. For future rate filings, DPS-LI will review requests for increases of 2.5 percent or more. DPS-LI will also review smaller rate requests if asked by LIPA or PSEG-LI.
- PSEG-LI submits a request a rate filing to demonstrate the need for a rate increase
- DPS-LI provides a staff team of experts, which will include lawyers, auditors, engineers and consumer service specialists, to analyze the filing and represent the public interest
- Other parties and interested persons may intervene and become parties to the rate case. These may include representatives of residential customers, low-income customers, municipalities and environmental advocates
- Before a decision is reached, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will be assigned to the case and will conduct public hearings to provide the public with an opportunity to offer their opinions, concerns or support for the rate request. Other means will also be made available for the public to provide input.
- Later in the rate case process, parties may reach proposed settlement on certain issues and issue a joint proposal on those items.
- Over a period of months, Staff and other parties will offer testimony, go through cross-examination and the ALJ will issue a recommended decision.
- DPS will submit its recommended decision to the LIPA Board.