Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
On February 1, 2013, PSE filed with the commission certain tariff revisions designed to increase rates for electric and natural gas service provided to customers in Washington. The tariff revisions, if allowed to become effective, would increase rates to recover additional revenues of approximately 1.6 percent for electrical services and decrease rates by approximately 0.1 percent for natural gas services. The commission suspended operation of the as-filed tariffs by Order 01, entered on March 14, 2013.
The commission held a joint prehearing conference in this matter on March 22, 2013. A "corrected" Order 02 - Consolidation Order and Prehearing Conference Order was entered on March 28, 2013.
The commission held evidentiary hearings in the matter on May 16, 2013, at UTC Headquarters.
The commission also held a hearing to take public comments in this matter on May 16, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at UTC headquarters.
On June 25, 2013, the commission entered Order 06 - Rejecting Multiparty Settlement, and on the same day entered Order 07 - Final Order Authorizing Rates.
On July 5, 2013, three petitions for reconsideration were filed by 1) Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc., 2) The Kroger Co., and 3) Northwest Industrial Gas Users.
On July 24, 2013, Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities filed a petition for judicial review in Thurston County Superior Court. On that same day, the Office of Attorney General, Public Counsel division, also filed a petition for judicial review in Thurston County Superior Court.
On December 12, 2013, the commission entered Order 08 - Order Granting in Part, and Denying in Part Petitions for Reconsideration.
By order entered on July 25, 2014, the Thurston County Superior Court (Court) reversed in part the order of the commission determining that the rates to be charged by PSE as a result of this proceeding are fair, just, reasonable, and sufficient. The Court remanded the case to the commission "to establish, fair, just, reasonable and sufficient rates to be charged under the rate plan, and to order any other appropriate relief."
The commission will conduct a prehearing conference to address the appropriate procedure on remand and to establish an appropriate procedural schedule. On September 4, 2014, the commission issued a notice changing the date and time of the prehearing conference to September 30, 2014 at the commission headquarters.
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