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Notice of 10-Year Energy Facilities Plan

Notice of 10-Year Energy Facilities Plan Black Hills Power, Inc., d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHE) has filed its 10-Year Energy Facilities Plan (EFP) in Docket No. 20002-101-EA-16 (Record No. 14436) for 2016 through 2025. Written comments regarding BHE’s EFP may be filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, WY 82002, on or before October 12, 2016. BHE’s reply comments in this matter are due on or before November 12, 2016. BHE’s 10-Year EFP will be considered at the Commission’s open meeting on a later date to be determined. Please contact Lori Brand, Dave Walker or Morgan Fish at (307) 777-7427 for additional information. All documents related to this matter can be viewed at the Commission’s office located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming or at the BHE business office during regular business hours.



Telecommunications Relay Service Surchage
The special per access line surcharge described in W.S. § 16-9-209(a) will increase from eight cents ($0.08) per month to nine cents ($0.09) per month, effective January 1, 2017.

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Notice and order establishing the Wyoming Universal Service Fund assessment level on an interim basis

Note: The WUSF assessment rate has been changed to 1.30% effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

If you are in need of additional information please contact Melisa Mizel, WUSF Manager, at 307-777-7427 or


2017 Interest Rate Set
Pursuant to the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rule Chapter 1, Section 2(a)(xv), the Commission has set the Commission’s Authorized Interest Rate (interest rate) payable on customer deposits held by gas, electric, and water utilities, pursuant to Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 7; and, affected telecommunications companies, pursuant to Commission Rule Chapter 4, Section 9(g) in the state of Wyoming, at its open meeting held on December 6, 2016. Notice of the requested increase in the interest rate was provided by the Commission’s on-line GovDelivery Email Distribution System on November 30, 2016. The interest rate is set at 2.02% per annum for the period of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

The interest rate provided for in Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 7 is also incorporated by reference in Chapter 3, Section 26(i), electric, gas, and water public utility Commodity Balancing Account, as a basis for periodic pass-on filings, when a utility is authorized to charge or collect interest on any over- or under-collected balance in an authorized Commodity Balancing Account.