Recent OCA Filings


Black HIlls Energy/Cheyenne Light

February15, 2019 - CLFP - Record No 15104 - Anthony Ornelas Public Testimony and Exhibits in response to the filing of a Blockchain Interruptible Service Tariff docket. 

Nordic Ranches, LLC


October 19, 2018 - NRLLC- Record No 14990- Belinda Kolb Testimony in the Nordic Ranches Water general rate case docket.

Black Hills Energy/Cheyenne Light

September 19, 2018 - CLFP- Record No 14992- Denise Parrish Testimony in support of the stipulation and agreement in the power cost adjustment docket.

Black Hills Energy/Cheyenne Light

September 19, 2018 - CLFP- Record No 14972- Denise Parrish Testimony in support of the stipulation and agreement in the government impositions docket. 

Vista West Water Company

August 14, 2018 - VWWC- Record No 14907- Belinda Kolb Testimony in the Vista West general rate case docket.
 

 

 

OCA in the News 

Casper Star Tribune - January 28, 2019 -
Wyoming OCA Administrator Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "Some in Wyoming want to force utilities to sell coal plants instead of closing them"  about issues surrounding potential legislation.  
Casper Star Tribune - January 7, 2019 -
OCA Administrator Bryce Freeman is quoted in the article "Wyoming utility continues to weigh coal's cost versus its benefits"  about issues surrounding Rocky Mountain Power's coal fleet. 
Cody Enterprise - July 3, 2018 -
The Wyoming OCA is mentioned in the article "Cody, Park County send letters opposing natural gas rate hike"  about issues surrounding the Black Hills Energy's Cody natural gas utility general rate case.  http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_ba1c49d0-7efb-11e8-beb6-ebfb925335cf.html

Local News 8 (Idaho Falls, ID) - April 14, 2018 -

The Wyoming OCA is cited in the article "Wyoming wind projects gain approval" http://www.localnews8.com/news/wyoming/wyoming-wind-projects-gain-approval/729201779 about the recently decided Rocky Mountain Power wind and transmission case.

KPVI (Pocatello, ID) - April 14, 2018 -
The Wyoming OCA is cited in the articles "Wyoming regulators approve Pacificorp's $2 billion wind power and transmission project" https://www.kpvi.com/news/regional_news/wyoming-regulators-approve-pacificorp-s-billion-wind-power-and-transmission/article_55b341b8-7ab3-57c9-8575-7f0810eaed6a.html and "Wyoming Approval Advances PacifiCorp Wind Expansion" https://www.kpvi.com/news/regional_news/wyoming-approval-advances-pacificorp-wind-expansion/article_f21b7168-3f5d-11e8-9393-c7b266858d96.html  about the recently decided Rocky Mountain Power wind and transmission case.

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.