MC Approves Consumer Advocate Funding

At its October 22 meeting, the Members Committee approved a proposal from the Consumer Advocates of the PJM States to change the way the group is funded.

 Since its formation in 2013, CAPS has been funded through the Constellation merger settlement. The state consumer advocates were seeking a change to the PJM tariff to provide ongoing funding to continue their participation in PJM matters.

CAPS said the funding request amounts to less than a penny annually for typical residential consumers ($0.00067 per MWH for 1,000 KWH per month). This will generate approximately $450,000 per year, according to CAPS. It also said that any funds in hand from the Constellation Settlement and any secured through the Exelon merger will offset subsequent tariff collections.

Election results

The following people were elected to one-year terms on the Nominating Committee:

  • Electric Distributor Sector: Lisa McAllister, AMP
  • End-Use Customer Sector: Ruth Ann Price, Division of the Public Advocate of the State of Delaware
  • Generation Owner Sector: Joe Kerecman, Calpine
  • Other Supplier Sector: Marji Philips, Direct Energy
  • Transmission Owner Sector: John Horstmann, Dayton Power & Light