Refund

NatGas/Electric Supplier Ordered to Pay Pennsylvanians $2M in Refunds

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has voted unanimously to order New York-based electric generation provider Hiko Energy LLC to pay customer refunds of $2 million and a $1.8 million civil penalty for deceptive marketing practices and overbilling during the brutally cold winter of 2013-2014.

December 4, 2015

Enterprise Texas Fined After Refunding $7.23M to Shippers

FERC Monday approved a stipulation and consent agreement that resolved charges that Enterprise Texas Pipeline LLC charged its shippers an unauthorized title transfer and tracking (TTT) fee that was not posted in the company’s Commission-approved statement of operating conditions.

August 29, 2013

Industry Brief

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved a $77.8 million refund for Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania customers. The PUC voted 5-0 to approve the refunds to residential, commercial and industrial customers who received service between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009. The amount received by each customer will vary depending on usage. According to Columbia’s filing, the overcollection resulted from a large, sustained reduction in gas prices, which occurred after Columbia had filed its quarterly adjustment. Those customers will receive a one-time credit on their bills during the November billing cycle. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania serves about 413,000 customers in 26 Pennsylvania counties.

October 9, 2009

Wyoming Governor Wants Feds to Cancel Leases Near National Forest

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal has asked federal officials to suspend energy leases issued in the Wyoming Range and offer a refund to the producers that were planning to drill there.

October 22, 2007

Wyoming Governor Wants Leases Canceled Near National Forest

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal has asked federal officials to suspend energy leases issued in the Wyoming Range and offer a refund to the producers that were planning to drill there.

October 22, 2007

Illinois Attorney General Says Nicor Owes Customers $160 Million

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has called for Nicor Gas to refund customers at least $160 million for overcharges in 2000, 2001 and part of 2002 through Nicor’s purchased gas adjustment (PGA) mechanism.

July 10, 2006

Michigan PSC Cuts Consumers Proposed Revenue Increase by 63%

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on Thursday cut about two-thirds or $98 million out of Consumers Energy Co.’s requested revenue increase, leaving the Jackson-based combination utility subsidiary of CMS Energy with an increase of about $58.1 million.

October 18, 2004

Michigan PSC Cuts Consumers Proposed Revenue Increase by 63%

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on Thursday cut about two-thirds or $98 million out of Consumers Energy Co.’s requested revenue increase, leaving the Jackson-based combination utility subsidiary of CMS Energy with an increase of about $58.1 million.

October 18, 2004

Illinois Attorney General Says Nicor Owes Customers $160 Million

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday called for Nicor Gas to refund customers at least $160 million for overcharges in 2000, 2001 and part of 2002 through Nicor’s purchased gas adjustment (PBR) mechanism.

November 25, 2003

Nevada State Consumer Advocate Wants to Mail Refund Checks Early

Even before final court and federal regulatory actions finalize last month’s El Paso Corp. natural gas settlement with four western states and various local government, utility and citizen class action attorneys, Nevada’s state consumer advocate told local news media he thinks Nevada Power Co. retail customers should gets checks for about $23 apiece for their share of the eventual settlement pay-out by the Houston-based energy firm.

July 7, 2003
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