Pole Attachment Rates and Fees Workshop

Event Date

Friday, October 27th 1:00pm


Friday, October 27th 3:00pm


ALEC Office - Baton Rouge, LA



  1. The Basic Components/Inputs to rate calculations
    1. Historical Bare Pole Costs
      1. Poles vs Fixtures
    2. Space Allocation
    3. Annual Charges – Net vs Gross
      1. Maintenance
      2. Taxes
      3. Admin and General
      4. Cost of funds
      5. Depreciation
  1. Avoiding Pitfalls
    1. Vintage vs Average Retirements
    2. Patronage Capital as an equity component
    3. Account 369 inputs to Maintenance Costs
    4. Billable Asset Values vs Non-billable Assets
      1. The CPRs
      2. The importance of “estimating system” inputs
    5. Booked costs of assets following major damages
  1. A survey of rental rate Models
    1. FCC
    2. TVA
    3. Georgia
    4. Arkansas
    5. Louisiana
    6. NRECA Recommendations
  1. A Deep Dive into the LPSC Formula
    1. Space Allocation and Related Rationale
    2. Vintage Studies and Impact on Asset Values
    3. The Cost of Funds
    4. Preference for Negotiated Agreements
  1. Additional Questions from the participants

If you would like to download a copy of the agenda, Pole Attachment Workshop Agenda.


Pole Attachment Rates and Fees Workshop

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Hosted at ALEC and sponsored by Taylor, Porter, Brooks, & Phillips, LLP

This workshop is only open to members of the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives.  This is not a workshop open to the public.