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Rocky Mountain Power

Exhibit RMP___(JMK-1)
Docket No. 10-035-124
Witness: Jeffrey M. Kent

BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION


OF THE STATE OF UTAH

ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER

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Exhibit Accompanying Direct Testimony of Jeffrey M. Kent

Pole Rental Rate Calculations

January 2011
Rocky Mountain Power
Exhibit RMP___(JMK-1) Page 1 of 1
Rocky Mountain Power Docket No. 10-035-124
State of Utah Witness: Jeffrey M. Kent
Pole Attachment Rate Calculation

Description Utah
1 Net Costs of Bare Pole
A Plant In Service $ 290,911,830
B Accumulated Book Depreciation $ (134,057,043)
C Accumulated Deferred Taxes $ (33,695,604)
D Net Pole Investment Account 364 $ 123,159,183
15.0%
E Exclusion of X-arms, Etc. $ (18,473,878)
F Net Pole investment $ 104,685,306
G Total Poles in Service 362,625
H Net Costs of Bare Pole $ 288.69
2 Depreciation Rate Adjusted to Reflect Net Investment
A Depreciation Rate for Gross Pole Investment 3.53%
B Gross Pole Investment $ 290,911,830
C Net Pole Investment $ 123,159,183
D Gross Pole/Net Pole Investment Ratio 2.362
E Depreciation Rate Net Investment 8.34%
3 Administrative & General Expenses Factor
A Total Admin & General Expense Total Company $ 62,876,050
B Net Plant Investment $ 4,585,590,327
C Administrative & General Expenses Factor 1.37%
4 Maintenance Expense Factor
A Account 593 Maintenance Expense $ 31,977,543
B Net Plant Poles, Conductors, Devices, and Services $ 374,407,205
C Maintenance Expense Factor 8.54%
5 Normalized Tax Factor (expressed as % of Net Plant Invest)
A Total Taxes $ 140,800,332
B Net Plant Investment State $ 4,585,590,327
C Normalized Tax Factor 3.07%
6 Cost of Capital = Authorized Rate of Return
A Authorized Rate of Return 8.340%
7 Combined Carrying Charge Factor - Poles
A Depreciation Expense factor 8.34%
B Admin & Gen Exp Factor 1.37%
C Maintenance Exp Factor 8.54%
D Tax Normalization Factor 3.07%
E Authorization Rate of Return 8.34%
F Total Carrying Charge Factor 29.66%
8 Amount of Requested Space / Usable Space
A Pole Length 37.50
B Safety Corridor -
C Portion Buried Underground (6.00)
D Ground Clearance (18.00)
E Pole Length 13.50
F Usable Space Per Pole 7.41%
9 Pole Attachment Rate from Pole Costs
A Net cost of bare pole (1H) $ 288.69
B Total Carrying Charge Factor (7F) 29.66%
C Percentage of Requested Space (8F) 7.41%
D Rental Rate (A*B*C) $ 6.34
10 Joint Use Admin. Rate Component
A Joint Use Administrative Costs $ 1,248,256.15
B Percent Recoverable 89.7%
C Recoverable JU Admin. Costs (A*B) $ 1,120,270.95
D GIS Licensee Support Costs - 100% Recoverable $ 108,291.96
E Total Quantity of Invoiced Attachments 698,806
F Joint Use Administrative Rate (C+D/E) $ 1.76
11 Total Pole Attachment Rate (9D+10F) $ 8.10

Based on 2009 FERC Accounting Data