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

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, LLC (CINGSA) filed TA37-733, proposing a Formula Rate Mechanism (FRM) methodology. CINGSA was required to file a proposed methodology as a new tariff advice filing by Order No. U-18-043(15).

With TA37-733 CINGSA proposes to recover its revenue requirement (RR) for the preceding calendar year through the FRM, and file annual revisions (FRMAR). CINGSA proposes that the RR be calculated using test year operation and maintenance expenses, depreciation and amortization expenses, tax expense (other than income tax), return on investment expense, and income tax expense. The RR will be allocated between fixed and variable costs using the same cost classification ratios, approved or accepted in CINGSA’s last general rate case. This will result in the FRMAR rate. The FRMAR rate will apply to all of CINGSA’s rate schedules.

CINGSA proposes that each FRMAR filing will include test year normalized operating revenues and expenses, rate base, weighted cost of capital, normalized test year revenue requirement, and schedules showing the computation of any adjustments. CINGSA states that the FRM is similar to the Simplified Rate Filing methodology used by the electric cooperatives. CINGSA proposes that the FRMAR will be filed by June 15 of each year beginning in 2023.

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 information about this filing by contacting Daniel Dieckgraeff, Director of Rates and Regulatory Affairs at CINGSA, P. O. Box 190989, Anchorage, AK 99519-0989; phone: (907) 334-7655. 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 “TA37-733” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., April 6, 2020, at the Commission address given above or at its website:

Please reference TA37-733 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with CINGSA 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, or TTY/Alaska Relay at 7-1-1 or 1-800-770-8937, or send a request via electronic mail to by March 27, 2020.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 6th day of March 2020.



Julie C. Vogler

Finance Section Manager

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 3/6/2020
Archive Date: 4/7/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    4/6/2020 5:00pm