The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on January 29, 2021, Homer Electric Association (HEA) filed a depreciation study proposing revised depreciation rates for HEA and its subsidiary, Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative, Inc. (AEEC). Docket No. U-21-007 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.

HEA's plant largely consists of distribution and general plant assets, while AEEC's plant is primarily comprised of generation and transmission assets. HEA proposes an annual increase of $86,330 for AEEC and $494,406 for HEA. This represents a 0.9 percent increase for AEEC and 6.1 percent increase for HEA over the existing depreciation expense. HEA is requesting the revised depreciation rates be effective August 1, 2021.

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

You may obtain more information about the filing from J.D. Draves, Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Rate Design, 3977 Lake Street, Homer, AK, 99603; phone: (907) 235-3325. 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-21-007” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., March 4, 2021, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:


Please reference Docket No. U-21-007 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of your comments with HEA 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 1(800) 770-8973 or send a request via email to by February 25, 2021.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 2nd day of February, 2021.

                                                            REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA


                                                            Robert Pickett

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Created 2/2/2021 12:45:06 PM by LAHENRY


Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: U-21-007
Publish Date: 2/2/2021
Archive Date: 3/5/2021
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