|NFG Proposed Tariff Changes on Storage Inventory Balance Requirements|
NFG recently filed proposed changes to its tariff pertaining to storage inventory balance requirements. Of particular concern are the proposed changes to required storage inventory levels. Additionally, there is a discrepancy in the demand charge applied to a supplier when a new customer is added (storage gas transfer rate) versus the rate when storage is returned by the supplier because of reduced customer usage (base storage transfer rate). The changes are proposed to become effective on August 31, 2011. Comments on the filing are due July 25, 2011. The full text of the NFG Filing is available on the NEM Website.
|NEM Comments on Presentation of Electric Utility Pricing Information on Power to Choose Website|
NEM filed comments in support of a Petition suggesting that the electric utility pricing be removed from the Power to Choose website. NEM further recommended that the removal of the electric utility pricing information be accompanied in the interim by a utility pricing disclaimer on the Power to Choose website that discloses to consumers that electric prices fluctuate on a daily basis and that prices can be extremely volatile, particularly in peak seasons. As a long term goal, NEM suggested that a stakeholder collaborative be formed for the purpose of studying how electric utility pricing can be disclosed to consumers in a more accurate, transparent and timely fashion. The full text of NEM's Comments is available on the NEM Website.