MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to comment on PacifiCorp’s Petition

Media contact: 360-664-1116 or 
Docket Number: UE-230482

Public comment hearing May 14

LACEY, Wash. — The Utilities and Transportation Commission is holding a public comment hearing on May 14 to discuss PacifiCorp’s petition to extend the amortization of the Power Cost Adjustment Mechanism (PCAM) surcharge.


Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission


Virtual public comment hearing


6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14

Join by Zoom (recommended) or by phone 253-215-8782 and use Meeting ID 815 6619 8217# and Passcode 721759#.

You can also submit public comments:

  • online,

  • by telephone at 888-333-9882,

  • by email at, and

  • by mail to P.O Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504-7250

Translation services are available at no cost to you. If possible, please inform the commission at least one business day before the meeting by calling 360-664-1140, or by emailing

If you need reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact the UTC at least one business day before the meeting by calling 888-333-9882 or emailing


In June 2023, PacifiCorp dba Pacific Power & Light Company (PacifiCorp or Company) filed a petition to approve the 2022 PCAM Report, along with the accumulated customer deferral balance of $71.5 million. The company requested to extend the amortization period for surcharges from 12 months to 24 months. PacifiCorp is also requesting a revenue increase of $37.2 million or 9.5 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2024. A typical residential customer using 1,200 kilowatt-hours per month would see a billing increase of $11.09 monthly. This filing is pursuant to docket UE-14062, order 09, filed in May 2015.

Portland, Ore.-based PacifiCorp is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy of Des Moines, Iowa. The company provides electric service to about 130,000 customers in six Eastern Washington counties: Kittitas, Columbia, Garfield, Benton, Walla Walla, and Yakima. Cities in the company’s service territory include College Place, Dayton, Grandview, Naches, Pomeroy, Prescott, Selah, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Union Gap, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Wapato, Yakima, and Zillah.

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 equitable, safe, and reliable service to customers at reasonable rates, while allowing them the opportunity to earn a fair profit.