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File #: 22-4907    Version: 1 Name: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Mansfield, Texas, Approving A Negotiated Settlement Between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (“ACSC”) and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division Regarding the Company’s 2022 Rate Review Mechanism Filing.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/26/2022 Final action: 9/26/2022
Title: Resolution - A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Mansfield, Texas, Approving A Negotiated Settlement Between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (“ACSC”) and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division Regarding the Company’s 2022 Rate Review Mechanism Filing
Sponsors: Jeff Price
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Rate Schedules, 4. Medical Benefits
Title
Resolution - A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Mansfield, Texas, Approving A Negotiated Settlement Between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (“ACSC”) and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division Regarding the Company’s 2022 Rate Review Mechanism Filing

Requested Action
Consider approval of the attached resolution, thus ratifying the settlement established by the executive committee of the Atmos Cities Steering Committee to apply to the City of Mansfield.

Recommendation
Staff recommends that the council approve the attached resolution.

Description/History
The City, along with 181 other Mid-Texas cities served by Atmos Energy Corporation, Mid-Tex Division (“Atmos Mid-Tex” or “Company”), is a member of the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (“ACSC”). In 2007, ACSC and Atmos Mid-Tex settled a rate application filed by the Company pursuant to Section 104.301 of the Texas Utilities Code for an interim rate adjustment commonly referred to as a GRIP filing (arising out of the Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program legislation). That settlement created a substitute rate review process, referred to as Rate Review Mechanism (“RRM”), as a substitute for future filings under the GRIP statute.

Since 2007, there have been several modifications to the original RRM Tariff. The most recent iteration of an RRM Tariff was reflected in an ordinance adopted by ACSC members in 2018. On or about April 1, 2022, the Company filed a rate request pursuant to the RRM Tariff adopted by ACSC members. The Company claimed that its cost-of-service in a test year ending December 31, 2021, entitled it to additional system-wide revenues of $141.3 million.

Applying the standards set forth in ACSC’s RRM Tariff reduces the Company’s request to $115 million, $83.26 million of which would be applicable to ACSC members. ACSC’s consultants concluded that the system-wide deficiency under the RRM regime should be $95.8 million instead of the claimed $141.3 million.

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