Recent OCA Filings


Black Hills Energy

September 2, 2016 - Black Hills Energy - Record No 14320 - Denise Parrish Testimony in support of the stipulation and agreement in the application related to the acquisition of MGTC.

Montana Dakota Utilities

October 13, 2016 - MDU - Record No 14409 - Anthony Ornelas Testimony and ExhibitsBelinda Kolb Testimony and Exhibits, and Bryce Freeman Testimony and Exhibits detailing the OCA recommendations in the MDU electric general rate case.

Black Hills Energy

September 2, 2016 - Black Hills Energy - Record No 14320- Denise Parrish Testimony and Exhibits detailing the OCA recommendations in the Black Hills Energy transition costs case, dealing with costs from the MGTC acquisition.

Questar/Dominion

August 11, 2016 - Questar/Dominion - Record No 14335 - Denise Parrish Testimony and Exhibits in support of the stipulation and agreement in the acquisition of Questar by Dominon.

 

OCA in the News 

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.