Dec 17, 2018
NOTICE OF FILING NEW PIR ADJUSTMENT CASE:
PUCO Case No. 18-1587-GA-RDR
Dear Public Official:
On October 15, 2008, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an increase in Dominion Energy Ohio’s (Dominion) rates and charges for service. In its order authorizing the increase, the PUCO also approved a tariff to recover certain costs associated with a pipeline infrastructure replacement (PIR) program and approved Dominion’s request to assume ownership of, and responsibility for, curb-to-meter service lines as Dominion repairs or replaces them. At that time, the PIR Cost Recovery Charge was set to zero. The PUCO approved Dominion’s initial adjustment to the PIR Cost Recovery Charge on December 16, 2009.
Modifications to DEO’s PIR program approved by the PUCO on August 3, 2011, included the transition from a fiscal-year to a calendar-year basis for PIR Cost Recovery Charge adjustment filings. The PUCO approved continuance of the PIR program on September 14, 2016, in Case No. 15-0362-GA-ALT.
On November 30, 2018, Dominion notified the PUCO that it will file an application in February 2019 to amend the PIR Cost Recovery Charge. As required by the PUCO, Dominion has filed a pre-filing notice containing estimated schedules for costs that will be incurred for the calendar year ending December 31, 2018. No charge will be implemented until the PUCA has analyzed and audited the schedules contained in the February filing and approves charges bases on its review. That process is not expected to be completed until the second quarter of 2109.
Dominion has estimated the levels of the PIR Cost Recovery Charge based upon an allocation of the estimated program costs, as approved by the PUCO. Because the pre-filing notice is based on information that will be updated with actual data in the February application, the final rates approved by the PUCO may differ from the estimated rates shown below. The PIR Cost Recover Charge for the General Sales Services – Residential, General Sales Services – nonresidential, Energy Choice Transportation Service – Residential, and Energy Choice Transportation Service – Nonresidential rate schedules is capped at $13.04 per month plus or minus any applicable reconciliation of costs recoverable and costs actually recovered associated with the rate currently in effect, as approved by the PUCO. The estimated rates for each rate schedule are shown in the table below. The estimated rates take into account an estimated reconciliation adjustment, which may change when the February application is filed.
Current Rate Estimated Rate
General Sales Services – Residential and
General Sales Service – Nonresidential $10.23 per month $11.98 per month
Energy Choice Transportation Service – Residential
And Energy Choice Transportation Service –
Nonresidential $10.23 per month $11.98 per month
Large Volume General Sales Service and
Large Volume Energy Choice Transportation
Service $59.66 per month $66.56 per month
Dailey Transportation Service $0.0633 per Mcf, up $0.0626 per Mcf, up
To $1,000 per month to $1,000 per month
Dominion’s replacement of older vintage pipelines and its ongoing investment in pipeline infrastructure will enable us to continue providing safe and reliable natural gas services to our more than one million customers. Because Dominion is now responsible for curb-to-meter service lines, customers no longer face the prospect of large unanticipated outlays for repairing those lines should it become necessary. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your community and look forward to answering any questions you may have regarding this notice. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me at Tracy.A.Oliver@dominionenergy.com or (216) 736-6219, Paul Briggs at Paul.R.Briggs@dominionenergy.com or (614) 221-3263, or you may also contract your Dominion local affairs representative – Kyle Miller at Kyle.D.Miller@dominionenergy.com or (216) 736-6201, Ty McBee at Ty.C.McBee@dominionenergy.com or (216) 736-6213, Tracy Stevens at Tracy.W.Stevens@dominionenergy.com or (330) 478-3104 or Peggy Ehora at Peggy.A.Ehora@dominionenergy.com or (419) 226-4866.
Tracy A. Oliver
Director, DEO Media and Local Affairs
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