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November 16, 2018 - Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules, notice is hereby given of the Application Wamsutter Pipeline, LLC (Wamsutter), for a decrease in rates, of approximately $0.11/barrel, and a one-time refund to shippers in the amount of $26,478, to account for the effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).

November 16, 2018 - Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing has been scheduled regarding the Commission’s investigations of the quality and reliability of telecommunications service provided by Qwest Corporation now d/b/a CenturyLink QC (CenturyLink QC or the Company) (Investigation Dockets) and on CenturyLink QC’s Application for a determination that residential and business telecommunications services provided throughout Zone 2 and Zone 3 service areas are subject to effective competition and therefore exempt from any regulation by the Commission pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-15-202. The Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA), All West Communications, Inc., Dubois Telephone Exchange, Inc., Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc., RT Communications, Inc., Silver Star Telephone, and Tri County Telephone, Inc. (collectively the Independent Phone Companies), the Crook County Board of Commissioners, and AARP Wyoming have intervened in these matters and all parties except Crook County have entered into stipulation agreements. The public hearing is set to commence on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission’s hearing room located at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

November 14, 2018 - Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedures Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given of Tri County Telephone Association’s (TCT or the Company) Application for authority to amend its Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) designation.

November 13, 2018 - The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has given Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU or the Company) authority to establish two new heating zones: Heat Zone 291 for the Buffalo service area and Heat Zone 292 for the Sheridan service area. The Company had WBI Energy Transmission, Inc., install new natural gas samplers to better track the gas quality as the flow on the pipeline changes and to reflect accurate heating values. MDU will request Commission approval of the associated Wobbe Indices when 12 months of historic data for the new zones is available. The Commission’s approval is subject to notice, protest, intervention, possible hearing, refund, change, further investigation and further order of the Commission.

November 9, 2018 - The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) has authorized Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion or the Company) to pass on to its customers a wholesale gas cost decrease of $0.47505 per dekatherm (Dth), effective November 1, 2018. This approval is subject to notice, protest, investigation, opportunity for hearing, change, refund, and such other orders as the Commission may deem appropriate.

November 8, 2018 - The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion Energy or Company) for authority to increase the non-gas cost component of the rates for its Wyoming General Service (GS) customers by $0.03174 per dekatherm (Dth) to more accurately amortize the Company’s Demand Side Management/Energy Efficiency Services (DSM/EES) deferred account balance of $268,711. Dominion Energy proposes to amortize the ending balance over the projected November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2016, weather-normalized GS volumes, which results in the surcharge increasing from $0.04374 per Dth to $0.07548 per Dth to be applied to all GS customers’ weather-normalized monthly usage.

November 8, 2018 - The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion Energy or Company) for authority to adjust the amortization of the Conservation Enabling Tariff (CET) deferred account balance, which will appear on customer bills as an adjustment to the non-gas cost portion of the Company’s Wyoming General Service (GS) rates.

October 30, 2018 - The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company d/b/a Black Hills Energy (CLFP or the Company) to pass on a wholesale gas cost decrease of $0.4884 per dekatherm (Dth) to its Residential, Commercial and Interruptible rate classes, effective for usage on and after November 1, 2018. Additionally, CLFP’s firm supply reservation rate in its TF (firm gas transportation service) rate schedule is to be increased by $0.3476 per Dth, and the on-peak demand rate in its TI (interruptible gas transportation service) rate schedule is to be increased by $0.3606 per Dth. The Commission’s approval of CLFP’s rate changes is subject to notice, protest, intervention, refund, change, further investigation, opportunity for hearing, and further order of the Commission.

October 22, 2018 - The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that Qwest Corporation d/b/a CenturyLink QC (CenturyLink QC) has made a contract filing requesting approval of its Reciprocal Compensation Bill and Keep Amendment to the Interconnection Agreement with iLoka, Inc. d/b/a Newcloud Networks for the State of Wyoming, and requests Commission approval pursuant to the provisions of 47 U.S.C. § 252(e)(1) of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.

October 16, 2018 - Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission's (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a Public Comment Hearing is scheduled regarding the Application of Nordic Ranches Water, LLC (Nordic Ranches or the Company), for a general rate increase of $200,197 per month, approval of revised roles and regulations and a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to service Nordic Ranches Division No. 14 and surrounding area; the intervention of the Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA), a separate, independent division of the Commission charged with representing the interests of Wyoming citizens and all classes of utility customers; and, numerous comments of Nordic Ranches' customers submitted to the Commission. The Public Comment Hearing is set to commence on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Alpine Civic Center, 121 US Highway 89, Alpine, Wyoming.

September 26, 2018 - The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) hereby gives public notice in accordance with W.S. §§ 16-3-103, 37-2-204, and 37-15-401 of its intent to revise Commission Rules, Chapters 1, Authority and Definitions, and 3, Electric, Gas and Water Utilities.

August 30, 2018 - Penalties Imposed for Failure to “Call Before You Dig”