Details for UGI%MIDATLANTIC NEWSPAPER - Ad from 2018-05-17
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RATE CHANGE To Our Customers: UGI Utilities, Inc. - Gas Division (UGI) has announced that its purchased gas cost rates will decrease on June 1, 2018. As a result, the total bill for the typical residential heating, commercial and industrial retail customer is projected to decrease by 2.8%, 3.1% and 3.2% respectively on June 1. In addition, UGI is filing its annual request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to establish your purchased gas cost rates as of December 1, 2018. As a result, the total bill for the typical residential heating, commercial, and industrial retail customer is projected to decrease an additional 9.5%, 10.6%, and 10.9%, respectively, on December 1. Purchased gas cost rates are designed to recover the costs of natural gas which the Company purchases from the wholesale supply market. The rate that is determined in the annual purchased gas cost case will be recalculated to reflect actual gas costs on a quarterly basis, and may be subject to change if the recalculated rate differs from the rate that is established in this case by more than two percent. Your bill based on the December 1, 2018 rates requested by UGI may vary based on your usage and rate schedule. The proposed December 1, 2018 rates would result in a bill for a typical residential retail heating customer using 60.8 hundred cubic feet (ccf) per month of $62.76 per month. The bill for a typical commercial retail customer using 43.9 thousand cubic feet (Mcf ) per month would be $396.64 per month. The bill for a typical industrial retail customer using 149.8 Mcf per month would be $1,314.92 per month. Customers who purchase their natural gas from a PUC-licensed Natural Gas Supplier (“NGS”) may be affected by this proposal. You may examine a copy of the information filed with the Commission in support of its proposed purchased gas cost rates in the Company’s offices. To find out your customer class or how the requested rates may affect your bill you may contact the Company at 1-800-276-2722. The proposed rates are subject to examination by the PUC which shall schedule hearings to determine the proper rate level to be charged. The Company will have the burden to prove that the proposed rates are reasonable. After examining the evidence, the PUC may grant all, some, or none of the request. You can challenge the Company’s request by (1) filing a formal complaint, (2) sending a letter to the PUC or (3) testifying at a public input hearing. If you want a hearing before a judge, you must file a formal complaint. By filing a formal complaint, you assure yourself the opportunity to take part in hearings about the rate request. Public input hearings may be scheduled by the Commission if a large number of customers express interest in the case. At these hearings you have the opportunity to present your views in person to the PUC judge hearing the case and the Company representatives. All testimony given“under oath” becomes part of the official rate case record. These hearings are held in the service area of the Company. Letters or requests for a formal complaint form should be addressed to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Post Office Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265. For more information, call the PUC at 1-800-692-7380. You may leave your name and address so you can be notified of any public input hearings that may be scheduled in this case.