NOTICE OF FILING PETITION TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTIONON AWU PAYING DIVIDENDS The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that on November 9, 2017, the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) d/b/a Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU), on behalf of Anchorage Water Utility (AWU) filed a Petition to Remove the Restriction on AWU Paying Dividends to the MOA. Docket No. U-17-095 was opened to address this matter.
AWU has been restricted from paying dividends to the MOA since the Alaska Public Utilities Commission (APUC) issued a
By Direction Letter, dated September 18, 1980, in TA21-122. In the letter, the APUC stated the dividend restriction would be in place, “until such time as there is no erosion in the utility’s equity position because of the revenue shortfall resulting from the conditional approval of TA21-122.” The restriction on dividend payments has been in place since that time. AWWU in the petition, now states, “AWU’s capital is no longer impaired nor is expected to become impaired at any time in the foreseeable future, even with the payment of dividends having been restored.”
This notice does not address in detail all of the points contained in the filing and the Commission may approve or impose conditions that vary from those proposed. You may obtain information about this petition by contacting Michael McLaughlin, Attorney for AWWU, 1029 West 3
rd Avenue, Suite 400, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 793-2200; or email at email@example.com
. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone:
(907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at http://rca.alaska.gov
by typing Docket No.
“U-17-095” in the
Find a Matter search box.
To comment on this petition, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., December 15, 2017, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:https://rca.alaska.gov/RCAWeb/WhatsNew/PublicNoticesComments.aspx.
Please reference Docket No. U-17-095 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with AWWU at the address given above.
Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at
1-800-390-2782, or TTY (907) 276-4533, or send a request via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
December 8, 2017.
DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 15
th day of November, 2017.
REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA