The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on December 31, 2018, Municipality of Anchorage d/b/a Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) filed a depreciation study proposing revised depreciation rates. Docket No. U-18-121 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.

The proposed new rates would decrease annual depreciation expense for non-contributed plant by approximately $2.6 million, from $30,082,035 to $27,502,645, and would increase annual depreciation expense for contributed plant by approximately $54,000, from $1,235,427 to $1,289,861. The net effect on electric rates, if based on the first year in which the new depreciation rates would be in effect, would be a decrease of approximately $2.5 million to ML&P’s revenue requirement, which is approximately 1.4 percent of ML&P’s current retail operating revenue.

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

You may obtain more information about the filing from Paul Jones, Counsel for ML&P, Kemppel, Huffman, and Ellis, P.C., 255 East Fireweed Lane, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK, 99503; phone: (907) 277-1604. 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-18-121” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., February 8, 2019, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:

Please reference Docket No. U-18-121 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of your comments with ML&P 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 (800) 390-2782, or TYY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or (800) 770-8973 or send a request via email to by February 1, 2019.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 9th day of January, 2019.



Keven K Kleweno, P.E.
Engineering Section Manager


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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: 1/9/2019
Archive Date: 2/9/2019
  • Public Comment Deadline
    1/9/2019 4:00pm - 2/8/2019 5:00pm