Wyoming Regulatory Information
This section contains rules/regulations and tariff schedules that are currently in effect. PacifiCorp seeks to keep this information accurate and current. However, the only tariffs that are actually in force are on file with the Wyoming Public Service Commission.
Advice filings, applications and associated testimony & selected exhibits filed by the company and submitted to the Commission for approval can be found in this section. Information in this section is organized by Docket Number and/or Advice Number.
|Filing #||Filing Title|
Docket 20000 418 EA 12
Application for Approval of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a Selective Catalytic Reduction System at Jim Bridger Units 3 and 4
- 03/04/13 Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits
1 Cover Letter 2 Chad A Teply Redacted 3 Rick T Link Redacted 4 Cindy A Crane Redacted 5 Cathy S Woollums
- 10/01/12 Joint Motion for Procedural Schedule
WY 20000 418 EA 12 Motion for Procedural Schedule
- 08/07/12 Application Direct Testimony and Exhibits
Docket 20000 422 EA 12
Application for Approval of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Convert the Red Butte Substation and Existing 69 kV Transmission Line to 115 kV
Docket 20000 427 EA 13
Application for an Order Authorizing a Change in Depreciation Rates Applicable to Electric Property
- 09/19/13 Supplemental Testimony
WY 20000 427 EA 13 Supp Testimony
- 07/26/13 Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits
1 Cover Letter 2 Henry E Lay 3 John J Spanos 4 K Ian Andrews
Docket 20000 435 EA 13
Schedule 38 - Avoided Cost Purchases from Non-Standard Qualifying Facilities
- 01/22/14 Errata
WY 20000 435 EA 13 Errata Sch 38
- 01/17/14 Revised Application
WY 20000 435 EA 13 Revised Application
- 10/18/13 Application Amend Sch 38
WY 20000- -EA-13 Schedule 38 Application Advice Dist 10-18-13
Docket 20000 444 EA 14
Application for Approval of a CPCN to Construct the Bar Nunn Substation and Four Miles of 115 kV Transmission Line
Docket 20000 446 ER 14
2014 General Rate Case
- 03/03/14 Direct Testimony and Exhibits
Docket 20000 447 EA 14
Application for Authority to Implement a Rate Increase for the Combined Effect of the ECAM and RRA Mechanism
- 03/17/14 Direct Testimony and Exhibits
For more than a century, Rocky Mountain Power has provided safe, reliable and competitively-priced electric service, and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you, our Wyoming customers. While price increases are necessary at times to support the costs of maintaining the quality of service our customers deserve and expect and to comply with state and federal requirements, we are committed to controlling expenses and helping customers save money by using electricity efficiently. Working together, electricity in Wyoming can remain a good value now and into the future.
Annual cost adjustments proposed for 2014
Rocky Mountain Power is required to adjust its Wyoming prices each year, either up or down, to match customer prices with certain actual expenses and revenues that can fluctuate significantly. These annual adjustments must be approved by the Wyoming Public Service Commission before they can take effect.
The company has requested 2014 price changes through its Energy Cost Adjustment Mechanism (ECAM) and REC and SO2 Revenue Adjustment Mechanism (RRA), which if approved by the Wyoming Public Service Commission would result in an overall average increase of approximately 3 percent, to occur on May 15. A residential customer with average electricity use of 780 kilowatt-hours per month would see a monthly increase of about $1.77.
The ECAM and RRA processes address separate costs from those included in the company’s pending general price increase request, which if approved would take effect in January 2015.
Through the ECAM, expenses such as fuel for power plants, purchased power and the cost to deliver electricity on transmission lines owned by others, as well as revenue from market energy sales to other providers, are examined to more closely match actual costs with the prices customers pay for electricity. Wyoming customers only pay for their portion of these energy costs.
Through the RRA, forecast revenues for market sales of renewable energy credits and sulfur dioxide emission allowances are examined and compared to actual revenues, and prices are adjusted accordingly.
For several years, Wyoming customers have received significant benefit from the company’s sale of RECs and SO2 emission allowances because 100 percent of the revenues are passed on to customers. However, the amount of that credit has been drastically reduced over the past two years, largely due to changes in California law that have greatly diminished the market for sales of REC and SO2 emission allowances by out-of-state providers.
Rocky Mountain Power continues to do everything possible to control costs and ensure that any expenses provide clear value for our customers.
For questions about electricity bills, customers can call anytime, toll free at 1-888-221-7070. Customers can also visit wattsmart.com for information about ways to save energy and money by making energy efficiency improvements.
For questions, please email or call us anytime, toll free at 1-888-221-7070 (residential) or 1-866-870-3419 (business).