The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Amended Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG or the Company) to establish a total purchased gas cost rate of $0.8446 per therm, representing a decrease of $0.0026 per therm, effective on and after September 1, 2022. The rate is applicable to approximately 67,937 customers, including all Cheyenne and Cody Division customers as well as all Choice Gas customers in the Casper, Gillette, and Torrington Divisions who have elected to take service under the Gas Cost Adjustment Rate. The Commission’s approval is subject to notice, protest, intervention, refund, change, further investigation, opportunity for hearing, and further order of the Commission.
The proposed gas cost rate results in a monthly decrease of approximately $0.18 (0.2%) for the typical residential customer who uses an average of 72 therms monthly during September through November 2022 and results in a projected decrease in the Company’s revenues of approximately $51,513 without any effect on the Company’s earnings.
Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 26 allows a utility to pass on to its customers known or projected commodity cost increases or decreases on a dollar-for-dollar basis, subject to public notice, opportunity for hearing and refund.
The Amended Application is available at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming during regular business hours or online at: http://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (enter Record No. 17139).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must file with the Commission on or before November 16, 2022. A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to participate in this matter and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 or 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30026-63-GP-22.
Dated: October 17, 2022.
Public Notice No. 11311. To be published in the Platte County Record-Times - October 26 and November 2, 2022