Public Notice No. 10978


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 Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG or the Company) for authority to revise certain tariff provisions related to the Choice Gas Program and to expand the Choice Gas Program to all customers.

BHWG is a 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 June 1, 2021, BHWG filed its Application, together with testimony and exhibits, requesting authority to revise certain tariff provisions related to the Choice Gas Program and to expand the Choice Gas Program to all customers. BHWG proposes effective dates of November 1, 2022, and June 1, 2023. The requested effective dates align with the administration and contracting timelines necessary to commence the Choice Gas Program year on June 1, 2023. The proposed effective dates also keep terms and conditions relevant to the operation of the utility system consistent within the Choice Gas Program year. BHWG is filing this Application in compliance with the Stipulation and Agreement reached in the Company’s 2019 general rate case. 

Currently, the Choice Gas Program is available to BHWG customers in the Casper, Gillette and Torrington Divisions. The Company is proposing revisions to the Choice Gas Program and related tariff sheets as well as an expansion of the program to the additional BHWG Divisions in Cheyenne and Cody so that all customers within BHWG’s service territory have the same service options. 

This is not a complete description of the Application. The Application is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Application is also available on the Commission’s website at https://psc.wyo.gov/ or BHWG’s website at www.blackhillsenergy.com.

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 July 16, 2021. 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. 30026-46-GA-21 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 at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002.  Communications impaired persons may contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay by dialing 711.  

Dated: June 16, 2021.

Public Notice No. 10978. To be published in the Platte County Record - Times June 23 and 30,  2021.

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