The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU or the Company) to pass-on a wholesale commodity cost increase of $0.769 per dekatherm (Dth) to its residential, general, and small and large interruptible service customers, and a decrease of $1.405 per Dth for optional seasonal customers, effective for usage on and after April 1, 2022. The proposed change is due to an increase in the wholesale commodity price of natural gas and a small increase in transportation capacity and pipeline-related costs.
The Company’s proposal results in an increase of approximately $5.46 or 8.58%, before taxes, for an average residential customer using 7.1 Dth during April 2022. Actual bills will vary with usage.
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.
MDU’s Application is available for inspection during regular business hours at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming or any time online at: https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (Enter Record No. 17016).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest, or request for hearing must file with the Commission in writing, on or before June 15, 2022. A proposed intervention or request for hearing shall set forth the grounds, 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, contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications-impaired persons may contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30013-383-GP-22 in your communications.
Dated: May 16, 2022.
First Publ., Thurs., May 19, 2022
Final Publ., Thurs., May 26, 2022