Recent OCA Filings


Rocky Mountain Power

August 18, 2017 - RMP - Record No 14696 - Anthony Ornelas Testimony and Exhibits detailing the OCA recommendations in the Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism Case.

Century Link

August 18, 2017 - CL - Record No 12650, 14053, 14475- Redacted Public Bryce Freeman Testimony and Exhibits, Redacted Public Rowland Curry Testimony and Exhibits, and Dr. Robert Loube Testimony and Exhibits, detailing the OCA recommendations in the consolidated quality of service cases.

Wyoming Gas Company

July 31, 2017 - WGC - Record No 14566 - Belinda Kolb Testimony and Exhibits detailing the OCA position on stipulated issues in the general rate case.

Black Hills Energy

June 30, 2017 - BH - Record No 14627- Denise Parrish Testimony and Exhibits detailing the OCA recommendations in the Pipeline Safety and Integrity Management rider case in the former MGTC service area.

Black Hills Energy (Cheyenne Light)

June 23, 2017 - CLFP - Record No 14649 - Denise Parrish Public redacted Testimony and Exhibitsdetailing the OCA recommendations in the 2017 Power Cost Adjustment case.

 

OCA in the News 

Casper Star Tribune - September 9, 2017-
Wyoming OCA Administrator Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "Rocky Mountain Power wants to spend billons on wind energy in Wyoming, but there will be hurdles" about issues surrounding the recently filed Rocky Mountain Power wind energy cases. Click to read Article

Utility Dive - December 20, 2016 -
Wyoming OCA Attorney Christopher Leger is quoted in the article "How Microsoft and a Wyoming utility designed a data center tariff that works for everyone"   http://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-microsoft-and-a-wyoming-utility-designed-a-data-center-tariff-that-work/430807/ about issues surrounding the recent Large Power Contract Tariff case.

Salt Lake Tribune - June 7, 2016 -
Wyoming OCA Attorney Christopher Leger is quoted in the article "California moving forward with plans for regional power grid, but questions, debate far from over"  http://www.sltrib.com/news/3966224-155/california-moving-forward-with-plans-for?fullpage=1 about issues surrounding the 2015 Rocky Mountain Power Rate Case.

News Letter Journal - March 10, 2016 -
The Administrator of the Wyoming OCA Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "Objections to gas proposal"  http://newslj.com/objections-to-gas-proposal/ about the recently filed Black Hills cost of service gas hedging case.

Casper Journal - March 7, 2016 -
OCA Senior Analyst Belinda Kolb is quoted in the article "Rocky Mountain Power pursues shorter term contracts" http://casperjournal.com/business/article_4a0f51c7-1c08-53a7-8b25-9d22480bd226.html about the Rocky Mountain Power Qualifying Facilities case.

Casper Star Tribune - March 7, 2016 -
The Administrator of the Wyoming OCA Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "To Drill or not to Drill: For gas utilities, increasingly that is the question"  http://trib.com/business/energy/to-drill-or-not-to-drill-for-gas-utilities-increasingly/article_18fe152a-66f0-5b39-9185-6b0a12998609.html about the recently filed Black Hills cost of service gas hedging case.

Saratoga Sun - March 2, 2016 -
The Administrator of the Wyoming OCA Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "OCA opposes Black Hill's plan to acquire reserves"  http://www.saratogasun.com/story/2016/03/02/news/oca-opposes-black-hills-plan-to-acquire-reserves/5208.html about the recently filed Black Hills cost of service gas hedging case.

Wyoming Business Report - February 24, 2016 -
The Administrator of the Wyoming OCA Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "Advocates: Utility reserve proposal could be risky" http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/advocates-utility-reserve-proposal-could-be-risky/ about the recently filed Black Hills cost of service gas hedging case.

Wyoming Public Media - March 5, 2015 -
The Administrator of the Wyoming OCA Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "Rocky Mountain Power Requests Rate Increase" http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rocky-mountain-power-requests-rate-increase-0 about the recently filed general rate case.

Billings Gazette - April 1, 2014 -
The Wyoming OCA is mentioned in the article "Environmentalists sue EPA over regional haze" http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/environmentalists-sue-epa-over-regional-haze-plan/article_f1cc2b07-7a6f-56c6-b957-1c5a51764a6c.html about a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to control regional haze.

OCA Quick Facts

Did you know the Office of Consumer Advocate is not funded from the general fund and represents all Wyoming citizens in matters involving public utilities before the Public Service Commission? For other quick facts, please see the OCA Fact Sheet. For a more long term view on what the OCA has accomplished over time, see the 2003-2010 Fact Sheet released in 2012.