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 TA488-8, seeking to increase its Gas Transfer Price (GTP) from $3.05 per Mcf to $5.10 per Mcf. The GTP is the price that Chugach charges itself for gas from the Beluga River Unit (BRU). The GTP is recovered through Chugach’s cost of power adjustment (COPA) surcharge mechanism. Chugach proposes the new GTP will be recovered through the COPA surcharge that will be effective July 1, 2020.

Chugach states that new drilling projects have been initiated at the BRU during 2020. This results in an increase in projected operations, maintenance and depreciation expenses. In addition, Chugach’s Times Interest Earned Ratio included in the GTP calculation has increased from 1.10 to 1.35.  Chugach states that these changes to the GTP revenue requirement, including a decrease in the over-recovery of the GTP balancing account, result in the increase to the proposed GTP.

This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification that varies from that proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Arthur W. Miller, Executive Vice President, Regulatory and External Affairs for Chugach, at P. O. Box 196300, Anchorage, AK 99519-6300; phone: (907) 762-4758. 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 “TA488-8” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2020, at the Commission address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TA488-8 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with Chugach at their address 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: 7-1-1 or 1 (800) 770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to by July 6, 2020.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 12th day of June, 2020.



Becki Alvey

Tariff Section Manager

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 6/12/2020
Archive Date: 7/14/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    7/13/2020 5:00pm