Public Notice No. 10438


Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Black Hills Gas Distribution, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHE or the Company)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Black Hills Gas Distribution, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHE or the Company), for authority to revise the Fuel, Lost and Unaccounted for Gas Percentages (FL&U) in all of its Divisions, as more fully described below.

BHE is a natural gas public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.

On March 28, 2019, BHE filed its annual Application requesting approval to revise its FL&U gas percentages as directed by the Commission. The Company seeks to [i] decrease the FL&U percentage applicable to the Pass-on Rate (Regulated Rate) customers in BHE’s Casper Division; [ii] increase the FL&U percentage applicable to the mainline customers in BHE’s Casper Division; [iii] decrease the percentage applicable to distribution transportation customers in BHE’s Casper Division; [iv] decrease the FL&U percentage applicable to the Choice Gas Program Supplier FL&U; [v] decrease the FL&U percentage applicable to Storage Injection in BHE’s Casper Division; [vi] decrease the FL&U percentage applicable to Pass-On Rate (Regulated Rate) in BHE’s Gillette Division; [vii] decrease the FL&U percentage applicable to the distribution transportation customers in BHE’s Gillette Division; [viii] decrease the FL&U percentage for the reconciliation process applicable to the Choice Gas Program Suppliers in BHE’s Gillette Division; [ix] increase the FL&U percentage applicable to the Pass-On Rate (Regulated Rate) customers in BHE’s Torrington Division; [x] increase the FL&U percentage applicable to the distribution transportation customers in BHE’s Torrington Division; and [xi] increase the FL&U percentage for the reconciliation process applicable to the Choice Gas Program Suppliers in BHE’s Torrington Division. Each increased or decreased FL&U percentage would apply to BHE’s Casper, Gillette or Torrington Divisions for the current Choice Gas program year, June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020.

The Company’s proposed FL&U percentages for the Casper Division are [i] 0.656% for mainline system interconnect and mainline system end-users, [ii] 1.566% for Distribution End-Users, [iii] 3.339% for Storage Injection, [iv] 0.910% for Pass-On Rate (Regulated Rate) FL&U, and [v] 0.999% for Choice Gas Program Supplier FL&U Reconciliation process. The Company’s proposed FL&U percentages for the Gillette Division are 2.619%, for Distribution System End-Users, 2.619% for Pass-On Rate (Regulated Rate) FL&U, and 3.981%, for Choice Gas Program Supplier FL&U Reconciliation Process. The Company’s proposed FL&U percentages for the Torrington Division are 0.744%, for Distribution System End-Users and Pass-On Rate (Regulated Rate) customers, and 1.757% for Choice Gas Program Supplier FL&U Reconciliation Process. These figures would replace the current FL&U percentages approved in Docket No. 30022-305-GA-18.

This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested persons may inspect the Application at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and at any BHE office located in Casper, Gillette or Torrington, Wyoming. The Application is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours or online at: http://psc.state.wy.us/.

Anyone wishing to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do so in writing filed with the Commission on or before May 9, 2019. Any intervention request filed with the Commission shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention or request for hearing as well as the position and the interest of the petitioner in this proceeding. Please be sure to mention Docket No. 30022-330-GA-19 (Record No. 15225) in all correspondence with the Commission.

If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, call the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or write to the Commission, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711.

Dated: April 9, 2019.
 
Public Notice No. 10438. To be published in the Platte County Record - Times April 17,  and 24, 2019.

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