WGL files $17.4 Million Rate Increase Request

On February 26, 2016, Washington Gas Light Company filed a request for rate increase of $17.4 million to recover costs associated with delivering natural gas service.  

If granted in full:

  • The proposed increase in rates for the average heating & cooling residential customer (using 811 therms annually,) would be approximately $8 per month.
  • For the average heating & cooling consumer living in individually metered apartment buildings (using 64 therms annually) the increase would average about $1.80 per month.
  • Consumers living in group metered apartment buildings (with a combined annual gas usage of 2700 therms,) would pay about $5.55 more per month.

At this time, the parties are in the process of establishing a procedural schedule and determining which issues should be examined by the Commission. OPC will inform consumers about the details of the case after we have completed our initial review of WGL’s application and will let you know how you may participate in the case.

The Public Service Commission will hold a Pre-Hearing Conference on the Application at 11:30 a.m. on March 23, 2016, at its offices, 1325 G Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20005. At the pre-hearing conference participants are expected to discuss proposed issues and procedural schedules.

Copies of the application are available for review and purchase at the DC Public Service Commission between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. Consumers may download the application from the Commission website, www.dcpsc.org or review the application on file at the following DC Public Library locations:

Branch Address

Main Martin Luther King Memorial Library 9th & "G" Streets NW  

Ward Locations:

Ward 1 Mount Pleasant Library 16th & Lamont Street, NW

Ward 2 Southwest Library Wesley Place & "K" Street, SW

Ward 3 Cleveland Park Library Connecticut Avenue & Macomb Street, NW

Ward 4 Petworth Library Georgia Avenue & Upshur Street, NW

Ward 5 Woodridge Library Rhode Island Avenue & 18th Street, NE

Ward 6 Southeast Library 7th & "D" Streets SE

Ward 7 Capitol View Library Central Avenue & 50th Street, SE

Ward 8 Washington-Highlands Library Atlantic Street & South Capitol Terrace, SW

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