(a) The authority may issue financing orders in accordance with sections 16-245e to 16-245k, inclusive, to fund the economic recovery transfer, to sustain funding of conservation and load management and renewable energy investment programs by substituting disbursements to the General Fund from proceeds of rate reduction bonds for such disbursements from the Energy Conservation and Load Management Fund established by section 16-245m and from the Clean Energy Fund established by section 16-245n, and to facilitate the provision, recovery, financing, or refinancing of stranded costs. Except for a financing order in respect to the economic recovery revenue bonds, a financing order may be adopted only upon the application of an electric distribution company, pursuant to section 16-245f, and shall become effective in accordance with its terms only after the electric distribution company files with the authority the electric distribution company’s written consent to all terms and conditions of the financing order. Any financing order in respect to the economic recovery revenue bonds shall be effective on issuance.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 16-245i

  • Authority: means the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and "department" means the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1
  • distribution company: means any person providing electric transmission or distribution services within the state, but does not include: (A) A private power producer, as defined in section 16-243b. See Connecticut General Statutes 16-1

(b) (1) Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, except as otherwise provided in this subsection with respect to transition property that has been made the basis for the issuance of rate reduction bonds, the financing orders and the competitive transition assessment shall be irrevocable and the authority shall not have authority either by rescinding, altering, or amending the financing order or otherwise, to revalue or revise for rate-making purposes the stranded costs, or the costs of providing, recovering, financing, or refinancing the stranded costs, the amount of the economic recovery transfer or the amount of disbursements to the General Fund from proceeds of rate reduction bonds substituted for such disbursements from the Energy Conservation and Load Management Fund established by section 16-245m and from the Clean Energy Fund established by section 16-245n, determine that the competitive transition assessment is unjust or unreasonable, or in any way reduce or impair the value of transition property either directly or indirectly by taking the competitive transition assessment into account when setting other rates for the electric distribution company; nor shall the amount of revenues arising with respect thereto be subject to reduction, impairment, postponement, or termination.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the authority shall approve the adjustments to the competitive transition assessment as may be necessary to ensure timely recovery of all stranded costs that are the subject of the pertinent financing order, and the costs of capital associated with the provision, recovery, financing, or refinancing thereof, including the costs of issuing, servicing, and retiring the rate reduction bonds issued to recover stranded costs contemplated by the financing order and to ensure timely recovery of the costs of issuing, servicing, and retiring the rate reduction bonds issued to sustain funding of conservation and load management and renewable energy investment programs contemplated by the financing order, and to ensure timely recovery of the costs of issuing, servicing and retiring the economic recovery revenue bonds issued to fund the economic recovery transfer contemplated by the financing order.

(3) Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, any requirement under sections 16-245e to 16-245k, inclusive, or a financing order that the authority take action with respect to the subject matter of a financing order shall be binding upon the authority, as it may be constituted from time to time, and any successor agency exercising functions similar to the authority and the authority shall have no authority to rescind, alter, or amend that requirement in a financing order. Section 16-43 shall not apply to any sale, assignment, or other transfer of or grant of a security interest in any transition property or the issuance of rate reduction bonds under sections 16-245e to 16-245k, inclusive.

(c) The authority shall provide in any financing order for a procedure for the timely approval by the authority of periodic adjustments to the competitive transition assessment that is the subject of the pertinent financing order, as required by subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section. The procedure shall require the authority to determine whether the adjustments are required on each anniversary of the issuance of the financing order, and at the additional intervals as may be provided for in the financing order, and for the adjustments, if required, to be approved within ninety days of each anniversary of the issuance of the financing order, or of each additional interval provided for in the financing order.