Public Service Commission
July 7, 2022
The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the 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 $0.8472 per therm, representing an increase of $0.2880 per therm, effective on and after June 1, 2022. The rate is applicable to 69,810 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 increase of approximately $5.62 (14.6%) for residential customers who use a monthly average of 20 therms during June-August 2022, and results in a projected dollar-for-dollar increase in the Company’s revenues of approximately $3,489,788without any effect on the Company’s earnings.
The Company also requested additional rate changes effective on June 1, 2022. The net effect of the proposed changes to the components of the total volumetric rate is an increase of $0.2872 per therm, effective June 1, 2022. The result is a monthly increase of approximately $5.61 (14.5%) for residential customers who use a monthly average of 20 therms during June-August 2022.
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.
Interested persons may inspect the Application at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne during regular business hours or online at: http://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (enter Record No. 17045).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before July 22, 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, to make arrangements. Communications-impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30026-61-GP-22.
Dated: June 22, 2022.
Publish: June 30 and July 7, 2022