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Commission Rulemaking Chapters 2 and 3

Docket No. 90000-162-XO-21 (Record No. 15787)

The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) hereby gives public notice in accordance with W.S. §§ 16-3-103, 37-2-204, and 37-15-401 of its intent to revise Commission Rules, Chapter 2 (Uniform Rules for Contested Case Practice) and Chapter 3 (Electric, Gas, Water and Pipeline Utilities). The Commission is revising Commission Rules:

Chapter 2, Sections 11(a) and (d) to eliminate the requirement that parties to a contested case separately serve the hearing officer and to eliminate a requirement that additional copies be served on the Commission.

Chapter 3, Section 21(c) to require the signature and seal of a professional engineer on certain gas utility major system infrastructure projects; Sections 21(e) and (f) to further clarify application requirements pertaining to the disposition or discontinuation of utility property or services, requiring Commission approval prior to a utility discontinuing any type of service, abandoning, transferring, selling, leasing, discontinuing the use of or otherwise disposing of, relinquishing complete or partial operational control of, or, in the case of an electrical generation facility, converting to the use of a different primary fuel; and Section 35(c) to simplify avoided cost rate filing requirements for cooperatives pursuant to W.S. § 37-2-122(d).

The Commission welcomes all comments and suggestions on these proposed rule revisions. Written comments must be received by the Commission no later than the close of business on June 3, 2022. Public comments should be submitted to wpsc_comments@wyo.gov.

See Notice for remote appearance instructions.

Deregulated Industrial Power Zones

The Commission will host a technical conference on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission’s Hearing Room at the Hansen Building, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming, to discuss Deregulated Industrial Power Zones as considered in SF0071 during the 2022 Legislative Session and to identify other innovations to encourage economic development involving energy intensive activities in the State of Wyoming. See Notice for remote appearance instructions.

No Comments at this time.

Anyone wishing to provide written comments may do so by sending them to wpsc_comments@wyo.gov. Please include "Deregulated Industrial Zones in the subject line.

Choice Gas Working Session


A Public Working Session relating to the Black Hills Wyoming Gas (BHWG) Choice Gas Program was held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission’s Hearing Room to discuss the data available to Choice Gas Suppliers as well as the capability, consistency and standardization of metering on the system.

See Notice for remote appearance instructions.

May 5, 2022 - Audio

May 5, 2022 - Black Hills Energy Power Point Presentation

Rocky Mountain Power

Docket No. 20000-617-EM-22 (Record No. 17037)

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER TO INCREASE CURRENT RATES BY $27.8 MILLION TO RECOVER DEFFERRED NET POWER COSTS UNDER TARIFF SCHEDULE 95 ENERGY CAST ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM AND TO DECREASE CURRENT RATES BY $1.6 MILLION UNDER TARIFF SCHEDULE 93, REC AND SO2 REVENUE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM


Rocky Mountain Power

Docket No. 20000-616-EA-22 (Record No. 17032)

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER TO ESTABLISH INTERMEDIATE LOW-CARBON ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS


Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Company and Black Hills Power dba Black Hills Energy

Docket Nos. 20002-123-EA-22 and 20003-209-EA-22 (Record No. 17028)

IN THE MATTER OF CHEYENNE LIGHT, FUEL & POWER COMPANY AND BLACK HILLS POWER, INC. DBA BLACK HILLS ENERGY TO ESTABLISH INTERMEDIATE LOW-CARBON ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS


Rocky Mountain Power IRP for 2021

Docket No. 20000-603-EA-21 (Record No. 15935)

IN THE MATTER OF THE FILING OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER'S INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN (IRP) FOR 2021

The Commission's consideration of improvements to the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) process through rule making, including whether to require IRP’s to address: (1) negative externalities of cumulative view shed impact, wildlife impacts, socioeconomic impacts and life cycle emissions; (2) positive externalities, such as health and well-being; (3) the potential benefits of a revised resource acquisition and Request for Proposal process; (4) additional best practices; and (5) whether the Commission should modify its traditional standard of “acceptance for filing” of an IRP to one of “acknowledgement” or “approval” and any other issue(s) raised by interested Stakeholders.

Rocky Mountain Power
Gateway South Transmission Project

Docket No. 20000-588-EN-20 (Record No. 15604)

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER FOR SITUS & NON-SITUS CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR THE GATEWAY SOUTH TRANSMISSION PROJECT AND THE GATEWAY WEST SEGMENT D.1 TRANSMISSION PROJECT

One-Call of Wyoming

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Sage Grouse Core Area Protection

It is important to Wyoming to protect Sage Grouse core areas. Utilities, as well as other industries, should be aware and observe Wyoming requirements in Sage Grouse core areas (map). The following links provide further information on the location of the core areas and Wyoming Sage Grouse issues and Executive Orders.

Telecommunications / WUSF

April 11, 2022 - Docket Number 90072-49-XO-22 (Record No. 16983) - Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, W.S. § 37-1-101, et seq., and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a hearing regarding the funding requirement and proposed assessment factor for the July 2022 to June 2023 fiscal year of the Wyoming Universal Service Fund (WUSF), is scheduled to commence Friday, May 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is anticipated that deliberations will be conducted immediately following the hearing. In addition to the assessment factor, the Commission will establish the WUSF distributions to be made to each qualifying telecommunications company pursuant to W.S. § 37-15-501. These items will be established on an interim basis, pending conclusion of a protest period.

WUSF Reports

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