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MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on PSE Water Heater Rental Service settlement at June 18 virtual meeting

Media contact: (360) 664-1116 or media@utc.wa.gov
Docket Number: UG-200112

MEDIA ADVISORY
Public invited to comment on PSE Water Heater Rental Service settlement at June 18 virtual meeting

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed settlement for the company’s request to discontinue its Gas Water Heater Rental Services, and to sell PSE’s Water Heater Rental Service to Grand HVAC Leasing (GHL) to continue the rental service, at a virtual public comment hearing on June 18.
 
WHAT
Virtual Public Comment Hearing
 
WHO
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)
 
WHEN and WHERE
 
Thursday, June 18

6 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Only

Participate by phone
Call 360-407-3810 and use Conference ID 5023028.

Participate by Skype
https://lync.wa.gov/utc.wa.gov/meet/aldcalendar/T8LVQ5DT

If you are unable to participate during the virtual meeting, you can submit comments:
• online, 
• via telephone at 888-333-9882,
• by email at comments@utc.wa.gov, or
• by mail to P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504.

BACKGROUND 
In February, PSE filed a request with the commission to revise Tariff WN U-2 for natural gas service. The revised tariff would discontinue PSE’s Water Heater Rental Service. The service leases water heaters to customers for a monthly fee. PSE also filed an application that would grant authorization to sell the Water Heater Rental Service to GHL.

On May 22, PSE, commission staff, and the Public Counsel unit of the Washington Office of the Attorney General filed a full settlement agreement with the commission. The settlement ensures that customers may continue the water heater rental service through GHL and allows PSE to recoup some of the existing value of the Water Heater Assets, which benefits all customers. The settlement is subject to the review of the three-member commission and open to public comment.

The UTC is the state agency that regulates private, investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in Washington. It is the commission’s responsibility to ensure regulated companies provide safe and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.

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Editor’s Note: The UTC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to meeting participants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the commission at (360) 664-1133.

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Topic(s)
Consumer
Energy
Water