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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 (BHE or the Company) for authority to change its Energy Efficiency surcharge rates as more fully described below.

1. BHE is a public utility subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Wyo. Stat. §§ 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D) and 37-2-112. Black Hills Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation.

2. On March 30, 2023, BHE filed this Application requesting authority to update its Energy Efficiency (EE) rates to reflect the forecasted EE program costs for June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024, the EE balancing account balances as of February 28, 2023, and to recover the lost margin revenue associated with the program period of March 2020 through December 2022, effective June 1, 2023. Specifically, BHE requests authority to increase the EE surcharge rate by $0.0044 per therm for residential customers and by $0.0005 per therm for non-residential customers. The EE program is designed to encourage residential commercial customers to purchase and install energy-efficiency products and appliances. Qualifying appliances and/or measures are eligible for rates under EE rates following the submission of proper documentation.

3. This is not a complete description of BHE’s Application. It is available at the Commission offices or online at: (Enter Record No. 17269).

4. Anyone wishing to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing in this matter must do so, in writing, on or before May 12, 2023. Any intervention request filed with the Commission must set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention, as well as the position and interest of the petitioner. Please mention Docket No. 30026-73-GT-23.

5. 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 at 711.

Dated: April 14, 2023.

Publish: April 20 and 27, 2023

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