Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the rules of the Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission), the Commission hereby gives notice of the Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp or the cooperative) application for authorization to increase its adjustment of the Cost of Electricity (COPA) of $ 1,386,882 per year, effective January 1, 2022, to reflect a change in average wholesale electricity costs.
1. PRECorp is a non-profit cooperative public service as defined in Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101 (a) (vi) (C), subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission in accordance with Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
2. On November 17, 2021, PRECorp submitted its request for Commission approval to adjust its total COPA factors, which will result in a net change in the Cooperative’s revenues of $ 1,386,882 per year, effective January 1, 2022. , in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Commission Rule. , article 26, and in accordance with the COPA procedures set out in the Cooperative’s Billing Adjustments Tariff. COPA is a mechanism by which the Cooperative recovers and / or reimburses variations in its wholesale cost of electricity relative to the amount of the cost of electricity included in the basic retail tariffs. The cooperative’s application describes the proposed COPA factors, which reflect the projected cost of electricity from January to December 2022 using the projected billing units for the period and the applicable wholesale rates of Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin), the cooperative’s wholesale electricity supplier. Basin’s tariffs are subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval, but it is not proposed to change on January 1, 2022. In the event that FERC makes any adjustments to the filed tariffs by Basin, PRECorp proposes to process these changes by reflecting the changes in its balancing accounts. In addition, the proposed COPA factors reflect the reconciliation of COPA revenues for the months of October 2020 to September 2021, and the accumulation of interest on any excess balances collected during the adjustment period.
3. The COPA factors proposed in this application and the resulting change in income are listed below:
Suggested COPA factor
COPA factor Change in income
All fare classes except LP-TOU, LPT and LPT-CBM transport (0.001203) $ 0.000791 $ 1,648,830
LPT-CM $ 0.0000275 $ 0.000022 (216,902) $
LPT-CBM $ 0.008100 $ 0.000041 ($ 35,729)
LP-TOU transmission $ 0.001561 $ 0.000634 (9,317)
4. This is not a complete description of the Application. Interested parties can inspect the application at the Co-op’s commercial office located in Sundance, Wyoming and at the Board’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during regular business hours, or online at: http: // psc .wyo.gov.
5. Anyone wishing to file a statement, public comment, protest, request for intervention or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission no later than December 22, 2021. Any request for intervention filed with the Commission must establish the grounds for the proposed intervention or the request for a hearing as well as the applicant’s position and interest in this proceeding. Please mention file number 10014-221-CP-21 (registration number 16976) in your communications.
6. If you would like to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing which you will attend, or if you wish to file a statement, public comment or protest, and require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Individuals with communication problems can contact the Commission through Wyoming Relay at 711.
As of: November 22, 2021
Publication: December 2 and 9, 2021