Notice of Depreciation Filing



The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on June 26, 2018, Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) filed a depreciation study proposing revised depreciation rates. Docket No. U-18-054 was opened to address this matter.

Depreciation expense is a material cost of business that may be recovered through regulated utility rates. Changes in depreciation expense may lead to changes in the utility rates paid by consumers. No change in consumer rates is proposed by this filing. However, if approved, MEA plans to incorporate the impact of the revised depreciation rates into its Simplified Rate Filing process it files with the Commission.

MEA proposes an annual decrease of approximately $654,426 to its depreciation expenses, from $23,802,023 to $23,147,596. MEA is requesting the revised depreciation rates be effective January 1, 2019.

The Commission may approve, deny, or modify, in whole or in part, the depreciation rates proposed by MEA. The Commission may set conditions on approval.

You may obtain more information about the filing from Tyler Clark, Manager of Financial and Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 2929, Palmer, AK, 99645; phone: (907) 689-9257. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK; phone: (907) 276-6222; or at the Commission’s website at by typing Docket No. “U-18-054” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., August 2, 2018, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:

Please reference Docket No. U-18-054 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of your comments with MEA at its address given above.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at
1-800-390-2782, or TYY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or (800) 770-8973 or send a request via email to by July 26, 2018.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 3rd day of July, 2018.



Keven K Kleweno, P.E.
Engineering Section Supervisor


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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 7/3/2018
Archive Date: 8/3/2018
  • Public Comment Deadline
    7/3/2018 3:00pm - 8/2/2018 5:00pm