In the filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), PSE&G asked for formula rate treatment as the company embarks on a $1.
6 billion capital spending program for new transmission facilities during the next five to eight years. The new rates are also necessary because of increasing transmission operating and maintenance expenses to provide safe, reliable service.
PSE&G is seeking a transmission return on equity of 11.68 percent effective October 1, 2008. If approved by FERC, the new rates would increase the bill of the average residential electric customer by less than one-half of 1 percent, or about $5.50 a year.