Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 25, 2006
PEPCO HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
701 Ninth Street, N.W., Washington, DC
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (202) 872-3526
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Pepco Holdings, Inc.
On April 25, 2006, the Delaware Public Service Commission (DPSC) issued a final order in the distribution base rate proceeding filed by Delmarva Power & Light Company (DPL), a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., in September 2005. In its first comprehensive rate case in over ten years, DPL sought approval of an annual increase of approximately $5.1 million in its electric rates, consisting of an increase of approximately $1.6 million to its electric distribution base rates and the recovery of approximately $3.5 million (which amount was raised to $4.9 million as a result of subsequent filings in the case) in costs to be assigned to the supply component of rates collected as part of standard offer service (SOS). DPL's distribution revenue requirement in the application was based on a proposed return on common equity of 11%.
The order of the DPSC approves a decrease in distribution rates of $11.1 million and a 10% return on equity. The order also modifies plant depreciation rates and adopts other miscellaneous tariff modifications. In addition, as requested by DPL, the order assigns $4.9 million in annual costs to the supply component of rates to be collected as part of SOS. DPL expects that the elements of the order, taken together, will have the effect of reducing DPL's annual net after-tax earnings and cash flow by approximately $1.6 million and $3.5 million, respectively.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PEPCO HOLDINGS, INC.
Date April 28, 2006
/s/ T. S. SHAW
Name: Thomas S. Shaw
Title: Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
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