Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Notice of Utility Tariff Filing (Chugach)

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Chugach Electric Association, Inc. (Chugach) filed tariff revision TA481-8, requesting Commission approval of Amendment No. 4 to its 2013 Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) with Hilcorp Alaska, LLC.

The key provisions of the proposed amendment include:

•           Extends the term of the GSPA by five years to March 31, 2028.

•           Increases current Third Amendment annual gas contract quantities from April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2023 from 5.5 Bcf to 5.8 Bcf.

•           Reduces the Third Amendment contract prices for firm gas supplies:

                April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021, from $7.56 to $7.49 per Mcf,

                 April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022, from $7.80 to $7.55 per Mcf, and

                 April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, from $7.96 to $7.61 per Mcf.

•           Establishes contract prices for gas in April 1, 2023, at $ 7.69 per Mcf. The gas price is then escalated by one percent annually through April 1, 2027, to $8.04 per Mcf.

•           Provides gas purchase flexibility from call option provisions that, if executed, extends to additional gas on a daily, monthly, and annual contract quantity basis for April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2028.

This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification that varies from those proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Arthur Miller, Sr. Vice President, Regulatory and External Affairs Department at Chugach, at P. O. Box 196300, Anchorage, AK 99519-6300; phone: (907) 563-7494. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission's office, at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed on the Commission’s website at by typing “TA481-8” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., February 21, 2020, at the Commission’s address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TA481-8 and include a statement that you’ve filed a copy of the comments with Chugach at its address given above.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1 (800) 770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to by February 14, 2020.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 22nd day of January, 2020.


Julie C. Vogler

Finance Section Manager


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Created 1/22/2020 11:32:59 AM by rtalabanzas


Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 1/22/2020
Archive Date: 2/22/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    2/21/2020 5:00pm