The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU) to pass on a commodity cost increase of $0.756 per dekatherm (Dth) to its residential, general, and small and large interruptible service customers, and an increase of $0.110 per Dth for optional seasonal customers, effective for usage on and after August 1, 2023. The proposed change is due to an increase in commodity-related expenses such as transportation capacity, pipeline and other costs, offset by a small decrease in the wholesale commodity price of natural gas.
MDU’s proposal results in an increase of $0.98 or 3.73%, before taxes, for a typical residential customer using 1.3 Dth during August 2023. 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 at the Commission in Cheyenne, Wyoming or online at: https://dms.wyo.gov/external/publicusers.aspx (Enter Record No. 17348).
Anyone desiring to file a statement, intervention petition, protest, or request for hearing must file with the Commission in writing, on or before September 15, 2023. 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. 30013-398-GP-23 in your communications.
Dated: August 15, 2023.
First Publ., Tues., Aug. 22, 2023
Final Publ., Tues., Aug. 29, 2023