GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Public Service Commission announced in a bulletin at 4:51 p.m. today that it approved Black Hills Energy’s request to pass on an energy cost adjustment decrease for use since Sept. 1.
The decrease is by $0.00120 per kilowatt hour, the commission said. The proposed rate is due to decreased purchased power and natural gas costs. The commission’s approval could still change.
Black Hills Energy announced Sept. 27 that it was lowering natural gas rates starting Oct. 1 for Colorado customers. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved the lower rate Sept. 27.
In its Sept. 27 news release addressing Colorado customers, the company said that weather-related usage and other factors could lead to higher energy bills this winter. The company offers energy-saving tips and customer resources.