On December 16, 2011, Pepco filed an application for approval by the PSC to increase its rates and charges for electric distribution service by approximately $68,385,000. Montgomery County has intervened, particularly to present the County’s positions:
(a) that the Commission must follow through on its Case No. 9240 decision and make sure that Pepco is prohibited from collecting from its customers those dollars that Pepco would not have to incur in the future if it had not been imprudent in providing unreliable electric service to its customers and
(b) that Pepco not be permitted to implement an automatic collection mechanism for its future reliability improvement capital expenditures.
On May 31, 2012, Montgomery County filed its Initial Brief in this matter that recommended several cost disallowances involving tree trimming/vegetation management, reliability capital expenditures and O&M expenses, storm costs, and regulatory costs from the recent reliability case (Case 9240).