New York Utilities Update Plan To Offer Renewable Natural Gas To Customers
Utilities Update Merchant Function Charges, Data
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KeySpan New York and KeySpan Long Island (collectively, National Grid) have filed updates to their current rate cases at the New York PSC, with such updates including a modification to a renewable natural gas supply option proposed by the LDCs
The offering will include four tiers, which will differ for residential and non-residential customers
As originally proposed in the KeySpan LDCs' initial testimony, for residential customers, the tiers and pricing were originally proposed to be:
Specifics on the amount of RNG per tier for residential customers was not readily apparent in the initial testimony
In supplemental testimony, the KeySpan LDCs have revised the proposed residential renewable natural gas tiers.
Specifically, in the revised proposal, "the Companies
propose to update the residential tiers to include a flat-rate option that
more closely tracks the 100 percent option for non-residential customers[.]"
The revised proposed green gas program for residential customers now includes the following tiers:
In a data response, the KeySpan LDCs said that conversations with SoCalGas, which developed a similar program, suggested that residential customers preferred a structure that provides a fixed bill
impact rather than one that covers a fixed percentage of gas consumption. The KeySpan LDCs used an estimated average cost of $15/dekatherm of RNG to calculate
the bill impacts at the various percentage rates.