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ATCO Electric Ltd. and the Village of Hythe – Franchise Agreement and Rate Rider A, AUC Disposition 25545-D01-2020

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On May 4, 2020, ATCO Electric Ltd. (“ATCO”) applied to the AUC for approval of an electric franchise agreement with the Village of Hythe.

The proposed franchise agreement is based on the standard electric franchise agreement template approved in Decision 2012-294, has a term of 20 years or less, and will be effective the later of March 22, 2020, or the first day after it has both received AUC approval and Hythe has passed third reading of Bylaw No. 549 approving the franchise agreement.

The proposed franchise fee of 10 percent maintains the current franchise fee. The proposed franchise fee will remain as a $10.47 charge in the average monthly charge for an average residential customer.

The AUC considered that the right granted to ATCO by Hythe to construct, operate, and maintain the electric distribution system is necessary and proper for the public convenience and properly serves the public interest.

Pursuant to Section 45 of the Municipal Government Act, and Section 139 of the Electric Utilities Act, the AUC approved the franchise agreement as filed.

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