Electricity

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07/22/16 Montana-Dakota Utilities - Record No 14409
Bryce Freeman Testimony and Exhibits, Anthony Ornelas Testimony and Exhibits, and Belinda Kolb Testimony and Exhibits detailing the OCA recommendations in the MDU electric general rate case.
07/22/16 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 14346
Belinda Kolb Testimony detailing the OCA recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism application.
06/03/16 Powder River Energy Corporation - Record No 14314
Anthony Ornelas Testimony and Exhibits and Belinda Kolb Testimony and Exhbits detailing the OCA recommendations in the PRECorp general rate case.
04/15/16 Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power - Record No 14242
Bryce Freeman Testimony detailing the OCA response to intervenor testimony in the Cheyenne Light Large Power Contract Service Tariff application.
03/18/16 Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power - Record No 14242
Bryce Freeman Testimony detailing the OCA recommendations in the Cheyenne Light Large Power Contract Service Tariff application.
06/30/15 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 14082
Belinda Kolb Testimony detailing recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power ECAM and RRA case.
06/30/15 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 14076
Anthony Ornelas, Belinda Kolb, and Denise Parrish Redacted Testimony and Exhibits Detailing recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power General Rate case.
03/11/15 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 14220
Belinda Kolb Testimony detailing recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power Qualifying Facilities/PURPA case.
03/11/15 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 14041
Belinda Kolb Redacted Public Testimony detailing recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power mine closure case.
03/09/15 Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power - Record No 14016
Denise Parrish Testimony detailing OCA recommendations regarding the Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power Power Cost Adjustment Stipulation and Agreement signed by CLFP and the industrial intervenors Frontier Refining and Dyno Nobel.
01/28/15 Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power - Record No 14016
Denise Parrish Testimony detailing recommendations in the Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power Power Cost Adjustment case.
09/19/14 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13816
Denise Parrish Redacted Sur-Rebuttal Testimony and Bryce Freeman Sur-Rebuttal Testimony responding to intervenor recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power General Rate Case.
09/05/14 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13816
Denise Parrish Cross Answer Testimony responding to intervenor recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power General Rate Case.
08/25/14 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13824
Belinda Kolb Redacted Testimony and Exhibits detailing adjustments and recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism Case.
05/20/14 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13816
Denise Parrish Redacted Testimony and Exhibits, Belinda Kolb Redacted Testimony and Exhibits, Anthony Ornelas Testimony and Exhibits, and Bryce Freeman Redacted Testimony and Exhibits detailing adjustments and recommendations in the Rocky Mountain Power General Rate Case.
06/02/14 Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13850
Bryce Freeman comments regarding the changes proposed in this application to Rocky Mountain Power's Demand Side Management (DSM) program.
05/20/14 Black Hills Power - Record No 13788
Anthony Ornelas Testimony and Exhibits and Denise Parrish Testimony and Exhibits detailing adjustments and recommendations in the Black Hills Power General Rate Case.
05/05/14 Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power - Record No 13751
Anthony Ornelas Testimony and Exhibits and Denise Parrish Testimony and Exhibits detailing adjustments and recommendations in the Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Electric General Rate Case.
01/22/14 Powder River Energy Corp. - Record No 13644
Anthony Ornelas Testimony and Exhibits and Denise Parrish Testimony and Exhibits detailing adjustments and recommendations in the PRECorp General Rate Case.
09/19/13
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13436
Denise Parrish Testimony in support of the Stipulation and Agreement between the OCA, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, and Rocky Mountain Power settling the Docket of proposed depreciation rates to be used in the next rate case, as well as decommissioning costs associated with the early decommissioning of the Carbon coal fired plant in Utah.
08/30/13
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13436
Stipulation and Agreement between the OCA, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, and Rocky Mountain Power settling the Docket of proposed depreciation rates to be used in the next rate case, as well as decommissioning costs associated with the early decommissioning of the Carbon coal fired plant in Utah.
08/27/13
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13487 - Belinda Kolb Testimony in support of the Stipulation and Agreement between the OCA, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, and Rocky Mountain Power settling the Docket of proposed adjustments to the Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM), Renewable Energy Credits, and SO2 Credits.
08/23/13
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13487 - Stipulation and Agreement between the OCA, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, and Rocky Mountain Power settling the Docket of proposed adjustments to the Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM), Renewable Energy Credits, and SO2 Credits.
07/10/13
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13487 - Belinda Kolb Testimony (redacted public version) and Exhibits (redacted public versions) - presents testimony regarding the proposed Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM), Renewable Energy Credits, and SO2Credits.
06/28/13
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 13436
Denise Parrish Testimony - presents testimony regarding the proposed depreciation rates to be used in the next rate case, as well as decommissioning costs associated with the early decommissioning of the Carbon coal fired plant in Utah.
05/17/13
Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power - Record No 13511
Belinda Kolb Comments - offering comments regarding Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power’s (CLFP) Demand Side Management third year application. 
1/10/13
Rocky Mountain Power - Record no 13314
OCA Motion its Response in opposition to the Sierra Club’s motion for a stay or continuance pending final EPA action.
2/1/13
Bryce Freeman Testimony describes and supports the installation of the selective catalytic reduction systems on Units 3 and 4 as the result of existing Wyoming DEQ and reasonably anticipated EPA requirements.The testimony shows that alternative control options were considered, cost estimates were utilized to evaluate the types of devices selected, alternative lower cost control measures were suggested by RMP, and the alternatives would not provide sufficient emission reductions to meet existing State and reasonably anticipated EPA requirements.The Analysis supports the conclusion that based on the best evidence available, the projected costs appear to be reasonable, and the time line and schedule for construction and installation of the control devices appears reasonable. Concluding that Retrofitting Bridger Units 3 and 4 with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems and associated equipment is the least cost alternative for providing service to customers.
2/1/13
Leo Stander Testimony describes and supports the installation of the selective catalytic reduction systems on Units 3 and 4 as the result of existing Wyoming DEQ and reasonably anticipated EPA requirements.The testimony shows that alternative control options were considered, cost estimates were utilized to evaluate the types of devices selected, alternative lower cost control measures were suggested by RMP, and the alternatives would not provide sufficient emission reductions to meet existing State and reasonably anticipated EPA requirements.The Analysis supports the conclusion that based on the best evidence available, the projected costs appear to be reasonable, and the time line and schedule for construction and installation of the control devices appears reasonable.Concluding that Retrofitting Bridger Units 3 and 4 with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems and associated equipment is the least cost alternative for providing service to customers.

11/30/12
Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power - Record No 12499
Belinda Kolb Comments offering comments regarding Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power’s (CLFP) Demand Side Management first year annual report. 

8/2/12
Black Hills Power, Inc - Records No 13227
Comments by Kimber Wichmann describes that there is not enough evidence in the application for a reasonable person to feel comfortable that the energy efficiency programs presented are the correct programs for Wyoming consumers and that they are ready for implementation within one month of Commission approval. In addition, the Company has not provided sufficient evidence that Wyoming ratepayers should be exposed to a regulated asset to pick up the costs for the programs should the bill exceed $25,000.

7/20/12
Rocky Mountain Power - Record no 13034
Bryce Freeman Stipulation Testimony describes and supports the Stipulation and Agreement reached by the parties in this proceeding that resolves all of the contested issues raised by the parties in their answer testimony filed on March 30, 2012.
7/14/12
4/30/12
Bryce Freeman Testimony presents evidence regarding the market required cost of capital for the Company and recommend a fair and resonable return based on that evidence. Second, I will review the pollution control upgrade investments made by RMP at its Naughton Unit 1 (N1), Dave Johnston Unit 4 (DJ4) and Hunter Units 1 and 2 (H1, H2) coal fired generation units and which it seeks to include in rate base in this case. Third, his testmony will address the issue of monetizing demand response resources in Wyoming as discussed in the testimony of Jeffrey Bumgarner on behalf of the Company.
Denise Parrish Testimony provides the OCA's recommendation regarding the overall amount of revenue that should be collected through the rates of Wyoming retail customers often referred to as the revenue requirement.
Kimber Wichmann Testimony presents the OCA's position regarding Class Cost of Service (COS) and rate design. Accomplished by producing a COS study using the OCA's revenue requirement created from the Companys Jurisdictional Allocation Model (JAM) and linking that model to the Company's COS model to produce the OCA's COS study and rates using the rate design used by the Company with the OCA's revenue requirement.

7/19/12
Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power and Black Hills Power - Record No. 13007
Bryce Freeman Stipulation Testimony describes and supports the Stipulation and Agreement reached by the parties in this proceeding that resolves all of the contested issues raised by the parties in their answer testimony filed on May 21, 2012.
7/13/12
5/21/12

Bryce Freeman Testimony  presents evidence for the gas and electric application regarding the cost of capital and a recommends a fair and reasonable return.

5/25/12
Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power - Record No 13028
Denise Parrish Stipulation Testimony describes and supports the Stipulation and Agreement reached by the parties in this proceeding that resolves all the contested issues raised by the parties in their answer testimony files on April 12, 2012
5/24/12
4/12/12
Denise Parrish Testimony  regarding all aspects of the application to increase its retail rates for electric service, with the exception of rate of return.
Bryce Freeman Testimony  presents evidence for the gas and electric application regarding the cost of capital and recommends a fair and reasonable return.


5/8/12
Rocky Mountain Power-Naughton - Record No 12953
Bryce Freeman Surrebuttal Testimony
1/30/12
OCA Testimony Press Release  regarding the need for additional investment in the Naughton Unit 3 coal
fired generation plant located near Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Bryce Freeman Testimony reviews the application for prudency of cost and concludes that it will be less expensive to upgrade the Naughton plant than to retire it and replace it with some other generation resource
Leo H Stander, PE, BCEE Testimony provides an assessment of current and anticipated compliance requirements for various hazardous and non-hazardous emissions from Naughton 3 as well as a recommendation regarding how compliance should be accomplished going forward and concluded that the upgrades are both prudent and cost effective

10/31/11
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 12702
Cost Allocation Collaborative Report


6/13/11
Bryce Freeman - Stipulation Testimony describes the agreement reached by the parties, explains how the agreement resolves the issues raised in the OCA's direct, supplemental and cross answer testimony, and supports the agreement as a public interest resolution of all of the issues identified in this case
6/6/11

5/ 4/11
Amy Zamora-Revised Testimony includes formula corrections to exhibits included with my direct testimony regarding the rate design. It also incorporates a small change from OCA witness Mr. Charles Backofen in the cost of service (COS) model.
Bryce Freeman-Supplemental Testimony regarding an agreement among the WIA and other parties to “take the initial steps in co-developing transmission projects while, at the same time, examining the key business, regulatory and technical issues that would govern a longer term development relationship.”
4/11/11
Amy Zamora,-Prefiled Testimony regarding rate design, the line extension policy and tariff changes.
Bryce Freeman-Prefiled Testimony regarding the cost of capital, the prudency of pollution control investments, prudence of the Company’s investment in the Populus to Ben Lomond transmission upgrade, residual costs of the Ben Lomond to Terminal upgrade, transmission and distribution investments, quality of service, and the Company’s DSM program.
Denise Parrish-Prefiled Testimony providing the OCA’s recommendation regarding the overall amount of revenue that should be collected through the rates of Wyoming retail customers, often referred to as the revenue requirement.


9/14/11
7/18/11
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 12777
Stipulation
Denise Parrish Testimony provides recommendations regarding the appropriateness of the requested net power costs to be included in retail rates.

3/30/ 11
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 12686
Bryce Freeman Testimony
investigates the current status of Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) energy efficiency and demand side management program (collectively the DSM program) as well as the measures proposed by RMP to improve the program.
2/11/11
Denise Parrish-Testimony presents the recommendations and concerns of the OCA relative to Rocky Mountain Power’s request to revise its interjurisdictional allocation method


10/13/10
10/12/10
8/6/10
Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power - Record No 12499
Kimber Wichmann Stipulation Testimony
Stipulation
DSM-Kimber Wichmann
provides recommendations to the Commission regarding Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power’s (CLFP) Demand Side Management application.

5/4/10
Black Hills Power - Record No 12336
Denise Parrish-Supplemental Testimony
presents the OCA’s view as to why the Stipulation and Agreement is in the public interest and why its terms and provisions should be adopted by the Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission).
4/12/10
Bryce Freeman Testimony presents an independent public interest assessment of capital requirements and the costs thereof for Black Hills Power's Wyoming operations.
Denise Parrish Testimony presents the recommendations and concerns of the Office of Consumer Advocate relative to Black Hills Power’s proposed rate increase, including matters related to its computed required revenues, its cost of service, and its rate design.
Denise Parrish Exhibit details the OCA’s recommended revenue requirement compared to the Company’s.


3/31/10
3/1/10
2/19/10
Rocky Mountain Power - Record No 12310 combined with Record No 12433
Bryce Freeman Supplemental Testimony
Stipulation
Amy Zamora Testimony presents the OCA's position regarding the class cost of service (COS) study and
rate design.
Bryce Freeman Testimony presents a critique of the Company's proposed cost of capital, an independent
analysis of the required return on Rocky Mountain Power's invested capital, and a recommended return on equity, cost of debt, capital structure and weighted average cost of capital
Denise Parrish Testimony presents the concerns, comments, and recommendations of the OCA regarding the overall rate increase of about $70.9 million requested by the Company. It also provides support for the OCA's recommended increase of $38 million per annum.

Exhibits

1/19/10
Montana Dakota Utilities - Record No 12259
Denise Parrish Testimony
discusses how the costs associated with the Company's ownership interest in Wygen III should be reflected in customer rates.
Kimber Wichmann Testimony provides an analysis of Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) cost of common equity and determines the overall rate of return for the Company's electric utility operations in Wyoming that is in the Public interest. It also reviews the Company's recommended cost of capital presented in its application.
Amy Zamora Testimony provides a review of the revenue requirement, the class cost of service study, and rate design. It supports a reduction in the additional amount of revenues requested by the Company as well as a sllightly different rate design
10/29/09
Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power - Record No 12135
Kimber Wichmann -Comments recommends that the Speical Programs not be included in the Demand Side Management programs and that the Company not be allowed to recoup the cost of the DSM study from Wyoming ratepayers and prudency could not be established.
9/9/09
Kimber Wichmann - Comments on the skepticism of whether the company's applicaion regarding the Demand Side Management programs if adopted is in the public interest.

8/14/09
Rocky Mountain Power
Denise Parrish Testimony
8/10/09
Rocky Mountain Power
IRP Comments

7/21/09
Rocky Mountain Power
Supplemental Testimony
3/24/09
Montana-Dakota Utilities
Bryce Freeman Testimony
1/30/09
Rocky Mountain Power
Amy Zamora Testimony
2/25/08
1/7/08
Rocky Mountain Power Rate Increase
11/23/07
11/6/07

Rocky Mountain Power
Wind Project Testimony - Denise Parrish

 

10/5/07
Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power Rate Case Testimony and Exhibits
8/1/07
7/27/07
Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power
Pass-on - Testimony of Denise Parrish

6/20/07
3/20/07
2/12/07
Kinder Morgan Transactions
11/3/06
9/06
8/7/06
Kinder Morgan Rate Case
12/15/05
PacifiCorp
9/16/05
Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power
8/22/05
6/28/05
1/27/05
9/24/04
PacifiCorp
9/04
Deposit Rule Change - Marci Norby Exhibits
9/3/04
8/19/04
Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company and Black Hills Corporation
Stipulation and Agreement

7/8/04
5/6/04
Big Horn Rural Electric Company
4/12/04
3/5/04
1/30/04
PacifiCorp
12/4/03
Kinder Morgan
11/25/03
Bryce Freeman Exhibits
10/7/03
Universal Service Fund Denise Parrish Testimony
9/12/03
Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power Denise Parrish Public Testimony
9/3/03
6/12/03
7/25/03