RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has
approved a plan and a surcharge for 2012 for Columbia Gas of Virginia to recover
the costs of replacing natural case pipelines to improve system safety and reliability
and reduce or have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In a separate order, the SCC approved a revised surcharge for 2012 for Washington
Gas Light for a program to recover pipeline replacement costs. Called a “Steps to
Advance Virginia’s Energy Rider” or “SAVE Rider,” the surcharge appears as a separate
line item on a customer’s bill and can be adjusted annually.
The Columbia Gas of Virginia SAVE Rider takes effect with the first billing unit
for January 2012. The surcharge will be billed as a fixed monthly charge and add
approximately 36 cents per month to a typical residential customer’s bill.
The Washington Gas Light SAVE Rider takes effect for bills rendered on and after
January 1, 2012. This rider is calculated on a per therm basis, and the annual impact
on a typical residential customer’s bill with an average of 765 therms is estimated
Case Number PUE-2011-00049 Columbia Gas of Virginia SAVE Plan and Rider
Case Number PUE-2011-00101 Washington Gas Light SAVE Rider for 2012