BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSI

89150 | 10/19/2019 | Ad id: 7-0000499403-01
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BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF NEVADA Application of Southwest Gas Corporation for authority to ) Docket No. recover costs of gas infrastructure replacement projects ) 19-10001 through the gas infrastructure replacement mechanism. ) _______________________________________________ ) NOTICE OF RATE APPLICATION OF GAS UTILITY FOR AUTHORIZATION TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF GAS INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS THROUGH THE GAS INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT MECHANISM AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE On October 1, 2019, Southwest Gas Corporation ("Southwest Gas") filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada ("Commission") an Application, designated as Docket No. 19-10001, for authority to recover costs of gas infrastructure replacement projects through the gas infrastructure replacement ("GIR") mechanism (the "Rate Application"). This Notice serves only to notify the public that the Commission has received the above-referenced filing. It is the responsibility of interested persons to review the filing and monitor the proceedings to determine their desired levels of involvement based on how this matter may affect their unique situations. The details provided within this Notice are for informational purposes only and are not meant to be an all-inclusive overview of the filing. The Commission may consider and adopt alternative proposals not contained within the filing but which are related to the subject matter of the filing and supported by substantial evidence. Through the Rate Application, Southwest Gas seeks authority to establish GIR rates for its Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada rate jurisdictions to recover the revenue requirement associated with the amounts deferred for the GIR projects for which the Commission previously granted regulatory asset treatment in Docket Nos. 11-03029, 11-10002, 13-03014, 13-04002, 13-11009, 14-10011, 15-03014, 16-10026, and 17-02040, as well as the GIR projects approved by the Commission in Docket Nos. 14-05042, 15-06001, 16-06001, 17-05027, and 18-06004. Southwest Gas seeks to establish a GIR rate of $0.01473/therm in the Southern Nevada rate jurisdiction and $0.00357/therm in the Northern Nevada rate jurisdiction. Southwest Gas states that these GIR rates would be applicable to all customers and rate classes except for customers that maintain a negotiated rate contract with Southwest Gas, and requests that these GIR rates be effective on January 1, 2020. The Commission may approve rates as proposed by Southwest Gas or decrease or increase the rates as necessary to provide that such rates are just and reasonable. Southwest Gas filed the Rate Application pursuant to the Nevada Revised Statutes ("NRS") and the Nevada Administrative Code ("NAC"), Chapters 703 and 704, including, but not limited to NAC 704.796 through 704.7985. Interested and affected persons may file petitions for leave to intervene pursuant to NAC 703.578 through 703.600 at either of the Commission's offices on or before WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019. A person who wishes to participate as a commenter may file written comments pursuant to NAC 703.491. A commenter is not a party of record and shall not take any action that only a party of record may take. Pursuant to NAC 703.500, only parties of record are entitled to enter an appearance, introduce relevant evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, make arguments, make and argue motions and generally participate in the proceeding. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to NAC 703.655, the Commission has scheduled a PREHEARING CONFERENCE in this Docket to be held as follows: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 9:00 A.M. Hearing Room A Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 1150 East William Street Carson City, Nevada 89701 VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE TO: Hearing Room A Public Utilities Commission of Nevada 9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250 Las Vegas, Nevada 89148 The purpose of the prehearing conference is to formulate and simplify issues involved in this proceeding and set a hearing and procedural schedule. At the prehearing conference, the Commission may take any action authorized by NAC 703.655. The Commission is not responsible for providing clerical or administrative assistance or materials to parties during Commission proceedings. If such assistance is necessary, parties must make other arrangements for this type of assistance. The Rate Application is available for public viewing at the Commission's website: http://puc.nv.gov; and at the offices of the Commission: 1150 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 and 9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148. A person must request in writing to be placed on the service list for this proceeding to receive any further notices in this matter. By the Commission, /s/ TRISHA OSBORNE, Assistant Commission Secretary Dated: Carson City, Nevada 10/03/19 (SEAL) Pub: October 19, 2019 Ad#0000499403