Close-up of dials on an old fashioned gas meter from the 1920s/1930s
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has scheduled a June 24 consumer session to receive comment on Southwest Gas Corporation’s application to raise natural gas rates.
The total proposed increase would raise about $38.3 million
statewide but the vast majority of that, $35.2 million, would come from Southern
In Northern Nevada, primarily Carson City, the increase
would generate about $3.1 million.
A spokesman said the average single family home would see a
monthly increase of $2.47 or 3.19 percent.
The Southern Nevada increase would be an 8.65 percent
increase worth about $3.71 a month to the average home.
The company cited higher costs related to capital
investments and a change in the cost of capital. In addition, officials pointed
to the company’s Customer Data Modernization Initiative.
Customers can submit comments by email at BPA@puc.nv.gov.
Written comments can be mailed to, PUCN, Attn: Docket
20-02023, 1150 E. William St., Carson City, 89701
The 6 p.m. telephonic conference can be reached at
1-844-621-3956, access code 497295909.