Public Service Electric & Gas Company filed a proposal on February 20, 2013 with the NJ Board of Public Utilities (“Board”) requesting that the Board approve the first phase of a two phase program totaling approximately $3.9 billion to enhance PSE&G’s infrastructure and its response to major storms. As filed, the first phase is a five year program that will cost approximately $1.7 billion for electric delivery upgrades and approximately $902 million of gas delivery upgrades for a total phase one cost of $2.6 billion. As proposed by the Company, this would initially increase rates to be paid by the Company’s electric customers by $16.411 million annually and would initially increase rates to be paid by the Company’s gas customers by $12.970 million annually, effective January 1, 2014.
Petition Of Public Service Electric And Gas Company For Approval Of The Energy Strong Program BPU Docket No. EO13020155 and GO13020156
Public Hearing Statement given by Stephanie A. Brand, Director, Division of Rate Counsel on Monday, September 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.
PSE&G For Approval to Offer New Appliance Service Products and/or Services, BPU Dkt. No. GO12030188, OAL Dkt. No. PUC 08129-12
On February 29, 2012, PSE&G petitioned the BPU for approval to expand its appliance service offerings. PSE&G seeks to expand its replacement parts service contracts and HVAC replacement services, to offer certain new HVAC installations, and to offer new services for home sewer line protection, water service line protection, home plumbing systems protection and home electrical system protection.
Letter Reply Brief filed by Rate Counsel on March 1, 2013
Initial Brief filed by Rate Counsel
I/M/O the Proposal By Public Service Electric And Gas Company to Disclose Individual Customers' Proprietary Information. BPU Dkt No.: Pending.
PSE&G announced on September 22, 2010 that it would begin to notify Experian of its customers' payment history as early as January 2011. Rate Counsel argues in its petition for expedited relief filed with the Board of Public Utilities that PSE&G's disclosure of individual proprietary information regarding its customers to a consumer credit reporting agency violates an express prohibition of state law and should be stopped immediately.
Transmittal letter for petition and supporting certifications
Verified Petition with Request for Expedited Relief Filed On Behalf Of the Division of Rate Counsel
Certification of Richard W. Lelash Filed On Behalf Of the Division of Rate Counsel.
Certification of David E. Peterson Filed On Behalf Of the Division of Rate Counsel.
Petition of Public Service Electric and Gas Company for approval of an increase in Electric And Gas Rates and for changes in the tariffs for Electric And Gas Service, B.P.U.N.J. No. 14 Electric And B.P.U.N.J. No. 14 Gas Pursuant To N.J.S.A. 48:2-21 And N.J.S.A. 48:2-21.1 and for approval of a Gas Weather Normalization Clause; a pension tracker and for other appropriate relief. BPU DKT. NO. GR09050422 OAL DKT. NO. PUCRL 07559-2009N
On May 29, 2009, Public Service Electric and Gas Company ("PSE&G") filed with the Board of Public Utilities a request for an increase in its electric and gas distribution rates effective July 1, 2009 and July 2, 2009. It its initial filing PSE&G sought an increase in electric revenues of $133.72 million or approximately 1.93% and a gas revenue increase of $96.92 million or approximately 2.95%.
In addition to the increase in base rates, PSE&G requested the establishment of a Weather Normalization Clause for its gas utility, a Pension Expense Tracker, and an expansion of its Capital Adjustment Charge to include essentially all non-revenue producing plant additions between rate cases. PSE&G is also requesting a change in its Margin Adjustment Charge.
Reply Brief filed by the Department of the Public Advocate, Division of Rate Counsel on April 5, 2010.
Initial Brief filed by the Department of the Public Advocate, Division of Rate Counsel on March 19, 2010
On November 19, 2009 the following public Testimonies were filed on behalf of Rate Counsel in the pending Public Service Electric & Gas Company base rate case:
Direct Testimony and Exhibits of Dian P. Callaghan
Direct Testimony of Brian Kalcic
Direct Testimony of Michael J. Majoros, Jr.
Testimony of David E. Peterson
Testimony of Robert J. Henkes
Direct Testimony of Richard Lelash
Direct Testimony of Andrea C. Crane
Testimony of Matthew I. Kahal
Testimony of Mitchell I. Serota
Direct Testimony of Michael J. Mcfadden, A. E. Middents, and John N. Peters Relating to the Capital Economic Stimulus Infrastructure Investiment Program
Direct Testimony of Michael J. Mcfadden, A. E. Middents, and John N. Peters Relating to Gas System Reliability
Direct Testimony of Charles P. Salamone
I/M/O the Motion of PSE&G for Approval of Changes in its Electric and Gas Societal Benefits Charge Rates; for a Change in its Electric Non-Utility Generation Charge Rate; and for Changes in the Tariff for Electric Service BPU NJ No. 14 Electric and Changes in the Tariff for Gas Service BPU NJ No. 14 Gas, BPU Docket Nos. ER07050303 and GR07050304, OAL Docket No. 09002-2007N.
On May 7, 2007, PSE&G filed a motion to revise its gas Societal Benefits Charge (SBC), its electric SBC, and its electric nonutility generation charge (NGC) rates. The Company requests a January 1, 2008 implementation date for its new rates to be effective through the end of 2008. If approved, electric rates would increase by $50,780,000 per year, and gas rates would increase by $17,290,000 per year.
The proposed annual bill impact on a typical residential electric customer using 722 kwh during a summer month and 6,960 kwh annually would be an increase of $8.48 or approximately 0.85%, assuming the customer receives BGS-FP service from PSE&G based on the BGS-FP rate effective May 1, 2007. The increase in a summer monthly bill would be $0.88
The proposed annual bill impact on a typical residential gas heating customer using 100 therms during a winter month and 606 therms annually would be an increase of $3.54 per year or approximately 0.39%, assuming the customer receives BGSS commodity service from PSE&G. The increase in a winter monthly bill would be $0.58
Direct Testimony of Andrea Crane filed on behalf of the Department of the Public Advocate, Division of Rate Counsel on November 16, 2007.
Petition of PSE&G to Change the Level of its Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) Clause, BPU Docket No. GR07060357
On June 1, 2007 PSE&G filed a Petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for permission to increase its Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) rate by approximately $38.8 million. The Company's request would increase the current residential gas commodity charge by approximately 2% or $5.80 per month for the average residential gas heating customer.
Public Hearing Statement given by Henry Ogden on September 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in Hackensack, New Jersey.