Wyoming regulatory rate review approved
Providing you with the energy you depend on.
We filed a request with the Wyoming Public Service Commission to recover the $6 million in necessary investments we’ve made in our northwest Wyoming area since acquiring the system in 2015.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission and staff thoroughly reviewed the request, and considered public comments along with testimony from the Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate, utility representatives and other interested parties. The new rates will take effect September 1, 2018, for Black Hills Energy’s 7,200 natural gas customers in northwest Wyoming.
WHY ARE YOU RAISING RATES?
Ongoing investments in our natural gas system are necessary to maintain safe, reliable service for our 7,200 natural gas customers in Cody, Meeteetse, Ralston and the surrounding rural areas in northwest Wyoming. Filing a rate review request with the Wyoming Public Service Commission is the standard process for a public utility to recover those costs and investments.
Since the last rate review in 2002, we've made investments to maintain approximately 620 miles of transmission and distribution natural gas pipelines that connect main pipelines to customer meters in Northwest Wyoming.
HOW MUCH WILL RATES INCREASE?
As approved, typical residential customers’ bill would increase by $11.54 per month based on an average monthly use of 75 therms. Commercial and industrial customer rates will vary based on rate class and total usage.
Find for more detail about the rate review here.
To keep your service reliable, we have to invest in our system. And sometimes, that means we have to increase rates.
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