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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 stable 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 Dockets 20200051-GU, 20200166-GU can be found below and on the PSC website.

Petition of Peoples Gas System

Petition PDF Icon

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

Proposed Tariff PDF Icon

Peoples Gas System Rebuttal Testimony

Rebuttal Testimony PDF Icon

Hearings

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the PSC has scheduled the following virtual public hearings to provide customers an opportunity to express their views on quality of service and the impact of the requested rate increase:

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

If you would like to testify before the PSC by phone at one of the customer service hearings, you must sign up by contacting the PSC by email or calling 1-850-413-7080.

You will need to provide your name, address, and the date and time of the hearing you want to attend.

Once you sign up, either by email or phone, you will be provided further instructions on how to participate, including the call-in number.

Please note, the order in which customers testify is based upon the order in which they sign up. Please sign up as soon as possible, but at least two business days prior to the service hearing you plan to attend. This will allow PSC staff the time necessary to compile the list of customers wanting to testify. If you have questions about the sign-up process, please call 1-850-413-7080.

On Oct. 27-29, 2020, the PSC will conduct a virtual technical hearing to allow Peoples Gas and other parties to the proceeding to present testimony and relevant evidence regarding the rate request.

To watch either the customer service hearings or the technical hearing live, visit the PSC website and look for the "Watch Live Broadcast" icon on the left side of the webpage. If you do not have access to the internet, you may call 1-850-413-7999 to listen to the hearings. If you are hearing or speech impaired, you may contact the PSC by using the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).

Resources

Visit the PSC website to view an overview of the rate request. Copies of the complete filing are available on Peoples Gas' website under the Our Filing tab and on the PSC website.

If you would like to share your comments with the PSC regarding the proposed changes in rates, please choose one of the following options:

Write to the PSC at the following address (please include reference to Dockets No. 20200051-GU, 20200166-GU):

Office of the Commission Clerk
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0850

Download, complete and mail a preaddressed comment card PDF Icon to the PSC.

Email the PSC (please include reference to Dockets No. 20200051-GU, 20200166-GU).

To submit comments regarding your utility service, please contact the PSC's Office of Consumer Assistance and Outreach by calling 1-800-342-3552 or by mail:

Office of Consumer Assistance and Outreach
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0850

Tripp Coston, Economic Supervisor, is the PSC representative for this docket and can be reached by
email or phone at 1-850-413-6814.

At any time during this process, you may contact the Office of Public Counsel (OPC). The OPC was established by the Florida Legislature to represent you and the other utility consumers before the PSC.

The Public Counsel is independent from the PSC and can be reached at 1-800-342-0222 or online.

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