Our Rate Request

 

Our Rate Request

A lot has changed in 12 years.

What hasn't is our more than 120 years of tradition and pride in fueling Florida's homes and businesses with safe, resilient and clean natural gas. And our base rates. In fact, in 2019, we reduced our rates by passing benefits created by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to our customers. Very few businesses can say that their rates or prices have remained unchanged or even declined over a period of more than a decade.

While we have kept costs low in an effort to avoid customer rate increases for the past 12 years, a combination of necessary infrastructure investments, increases in the cost of construction, evolving customer expectations, investments in technology, and increased operations requirements now causes us to seek rate relief. The increase in base rates will enable us to continue to deliver safe, resilient, clean natural gas throughout Florida.

How do our rates compare?

Here's a look at our proposed increase for typical residential customers with annual consumption between 100 and 249 therms and billed on the RS-2 rate compared with other monthly utility bills.

Proposed RS2 Compared to other Utilities Chart

Our Filing

After deferring our original filing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, on June 8, 2020 we filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting a future increase in base rates that would likely take effect near the beginning of 2021.

On Feb. 7, 2020, prior to the pandemic and per PSC requirements, we filed our formal notification with the PSC that we will be requesting a future base rate increase. In April, due to the social and economic uncertainty of the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on Florida, we requested a 60-day extension of our filing date to June 8, 2020.

The rate adjustment review is normally a six to eight-month regulatory process and, if approved, the base rates associated with this request would likely take effect near the beginning of 2021.

Information for our rate request under Docket 20200051 can be found below and on the PSC website.

Petition of Peoples Gas System

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Testimony and Exhibits

Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Thomas J. Szelistowski
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Monica A. Whiting
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Richard F. Wall
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Timothy O'Connor
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Richard K. Harper Ph.D.
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Robert B. Hevert
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Sean P. Hillary
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Valerie Strickland
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Charlene McQuaid
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Lorraine L. Cifuentes
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Daniel P. Yardley
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - T. Mark Whitaker
Direct Testimony and Exhibit PDF Icon - Luke A. Buzard

Minimum Filing Requirements
Schedules A-E and G-I PDF Icon
  • Executive Summary
  • Rate Base
  • Net Operating Income
  • Rate of Return
  • Cost of Service
  • Projected Test Year
  • Cost of Service Program
  • Engineering Schedules
Minimum Filing Requirements E-9

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