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Enforcement Audits Outcome of Audits

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Outcome of Audits

The audit outcomes are through fiscal year 2015. The Commission’s fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the following year. During this period, staff completed 655 audits, comprised of 260 financial audits, 297 operational audits, and 98 reliability audits. The total findings were 1120. The audit topics included, but were not limited to, the following audit scopes:

  • Formula Rates/Fuel Adjustment Clauses
  • Comprehensive Gas Audits (e.g. cost trackers, accounting, reporting, affiliate transactions, tariff compliance and pipeline safety and integrity costs)
  • Oil Pipeline – Form 6 (Page 700) Accounting
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Funds
  • Uplift Costs
  • Mergers/Acquisitions
  • Open Access Transmission Tariff
  • Reliability
  • Affiliated Transaction,
  • Market-based Rate Authority
  • Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005
  • Price Index Reporting
  • Electronic Quarterly Reporting
  • Electric and Gas Web-site Transparency and Posting Compliance
  • Code of Conduct /Standards of Conduct
  • Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Records Retention Compliance
  • Construction Costs and Construction Work-in-Progress

The audits resulted in 2441 recommendations for corrective actions in which jurisdictional companies developed robust compliance plans to implement staff’s recommendations. Staff monitors the implementation of all of these recommendations until they are properly implemented. More information regarding audit outcomes can be found in the 2008 Report on Enforcement PDF and 2009 Report on Enforcement PDF, 2010 Report on Enforcement PDF , 2011 Report on Enforcement PDF, 2012 Report on Enforcement PDF, 2013 Report on Enforcement PDF, and the 2014 Report on Enforcement PDF.