Public Service Commission
May 25, 2023
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 $0.7291 per therm, representing a decrease of $0.1155 per therm, effective on and after December 1, 2022. The rate is applicable to 67,954 customers, including all Cheyenne and Cody Division customers and 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 $9.71 (7.8%) for the typical residential customer using 84 therms monthly during December 2022 through February 2023 and results in a projected decrease in the Company’s revenues of approximately $3,843,235 without any effect on the Company’s earnings. When combined with the Company’s proposal to modify the Revenue Adjustment Mechanism rate, the net result is a monthly decrease of $10.21 or 8.2% before taxes, for a typical residential customer using 84 therms.
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.
1. BHWG’s Application is available at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne or online at: http://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (enter Record No. 17187).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest or request for a public hearing must file with the Commission on or before June 12, 2023. 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. 30026-66-GP-22.
Dated: May 12, 2023.
Publish: May 18 and 25, 2023