DENVER (September 8, 2021) — A Public Utilities Commission (PUC) administrative law judge will conduct a remote public comment hearing on Wednesday, September 16, to take comment on Colorado Natural Gas Inc.’s proposed cost recovery approach for costs incurred during the February 2021 extreme weather event.
The public comment hearing will begin at 4:00 p.m. and last until concluded, but no later than 6:00 p.m. Individuals who wish to provide public comments during the hearing may do so either by telephone or computer. Detailed instructions on how to participate by phone or computer can be found in the decision setting the public comment hearing.
Colorado Natural Gas’ proposal requests approval to spread costs incurred during the February event across a 5-year period with varying estimated increases to monthly residential bills. Proposed cost recovery efforts would increase bills in Cripple Creek by an estimated $2.47, Baily and South Park by an estimated $4.14, Pueblo West and Colorado by an estimated $3.93, and Eastern Colorado by an estimated $8.99.
Individuals who wish to review the proposed cost recovery plan prior to the public comment hearing can access it through the PUC’s E-Filings system. Detailed instructions on how to participate in the virtual public comment hearing can be found in the decision setting the hearing, Attachment A.
Members of the public also may submit written comments about the proposal by using the PUC’s online comment form at https://puc.colorado.gov/puccomments under proceeding 21A-0188G.
The PUC administrative law judge has scheduled an evidentiary hearing on the proposed cost recovery efforts for November 18-19, 2021.
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