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20.40.02.00.htm 20.40.02.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 40 ELECTRIC AND GAS COMPANIES ― AFFILIATE REGULATIONS Chapter 02 Utility Code of Conduct Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-121, 7-505, 7-604, and 7-606, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.40.02.01.htm 20.40.02.01. 01 Prohibited Utility Conduct with Affiliate.. A. This regulation does not apply to the practice of a utility holding company advertising companies within the utility holding company corporate family.B. Services Generally. A utility may not:. 1) Represent to a customer or potential customer that any advantage or superior service will accrue because of the relationship between the utility and a core service affiliate or non-core service affiliate;2) Give any preference to
20.40.02.02.htm 20.40.02.02. 02 Authorized Utility ― Affiliate Activity.. A. Use of Corporate Name, Trade Names, Trademarks, and Logos.. 1) A utility may authorize its affiliate to use advertising, which uses the utility's corporate name, trade names, trademarks, and logos.2) Disclaimer.. a) Except as provided in §A(3) of this regulation, when a utility authorizes an affiliate to use its corporate name, trade name, trademark, or logo in an advertisement for a core or non-core service, the utility shall require
20.40.02.03.htm 20.40.02.03. 03 Required Utility Conduct.. A. Information.. 1) If a customer requests information about a competitive core service and the utility responds by identifying licensed electricity or gas suppliers, the utility shall provide the names of all licensed electricity or gas suppliers of core services operating within its Maryland service territory in a nonpreferential manner.2) A utility may not promote its core service affiliate when responding to a customer request for information.
20.40.02.04.htm 20.40.02.04. 04 Utility and Utility-Affiliate Shared Personnel.. A. Exceptions. This regulation does not apply to:. 1) Employee-sharing between a utility and another utility, or any operating division of the same utility, regulated by the Commission or another state's utility regulatory body; or2) Personnel sharing permitted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.. B. Permitted Personnel Sharing. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, a utility may share personnel with its affiliate.
20.40.02.05.htm 20.40.02.05. 05 Asset Transactions Involving an Affiliate.. A. This regulation does not apply to transactions between a utility and another utility, or any operating division of the same utility, which is regulated by the Commission or another state's utility regulatory body.B. Subject to §C of this regulation, a utility may enter into an asset transfer or receipt transaction with its affiliate.C. If a utility enters into a transaction with an affiliate involving the transfer or receipt of an
20.40.02.06.htm 20.40.02.06. 06 Utility Loans or Debt Guarantees to an Affiliate.. A. This regulation does not apply to a utility's participation in a cash management or money pool subject to federal regulation.B. Except as provided under §C of this regulation, a utility may make a loan or provide a debt guarantee to its affiliate.C. Restrictions on Loans or Debt Guarantees.. 1) If a loan or guarantee by a utility to its affiliate creates a reasonable likelihood that the utility's cost of capital, c
20.40.02.07.htm 20.40.02.07. 07 Cost Allocation Manual (CAM). A. This regulation does not apply to a utility that does not have a core or non-core service affiliate.B. Any time a utility files a general rate case, a utility shall file its CAM with the Commission.. 2) A utility shall file with the Commission any change to a CAM policy that allocates or assigns cost, within 30 days of the effective date of the change.3) A utility filing required under §B(2) of this regulation shall include a
20.40.02.08.htm 20.40.02.08. 08 Record and Reporting Requirements.. A. Each Cost Allocation Manual filed as directed in Regulation .07 of this chapter shall contain the following items:1) The amount the utility allocated or assigned the previous calendar year for each type of cost identified in its CAM;2) An affidavit stating that its cost allocation and the transfer pricing of an asset complies with this subtitle; and3) A certification that a training program is in place to train personnel a
20.40.02.9999.htm 20.40.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 13, 2006 (33:5 Md. R. 522). Regulation .07B amended effective March 18, 2013 (40:5 Md. R. 412). Regulation .08A amended effective March 18, 2013 (40:5 Md. R. 412).
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