Construction Work in Progress (Kansas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Kansas|
|Name||Construction Work in Progress (Kansas)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Generating Facility Rate-Making|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Kansas Corporation Commission|
This Act allows nuclear power plants to qualify for recovery of Construction Work in Progress (CWIP) and other preconstruction expenditures in rates. Previously, nuclear power plants were excluded from this treatment. The bill requires the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to allow a utility to recover in rates prudent expenditures for developing a new nuclear plant. These development costs may include preliminary engineering, feasibility studies, prepayments for major equipment and permitting. Utilities can also seek predetermination of ratemaking principles that would apply to recover these costs. Costs of nuclear plant construction may be included in customer rates before the plant is operational. This legislation requires the KCC to allow utilities to capitalize and add to their rate base costs for energy efficiency, conservation and demand response programs.
|Department||Kansas Corporation Commission|
|Address||1500 SW Arrowhead Road|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Valuation of Property for Rate-Making Purposes by Commission; Construction Work in Progress|