Changes to the Public Purpose Charge in Oregon
Oct. 31, 2016 – Cascade Natural Gas Corporation (Cascade) filed to increase its Schedule 31, Public Purpose Charge from 3.4% to 4.87% effective December 1, 2016. The collections from this charge are passed directly through to third party administrators of Cascade’s energy efficiency programs and low-income heating assistance programs. The estimated monthly bill impact of this change for the average residential customer using 51 therms per month will be an additional $0.59 and the average commercial customer using 217 therms per month will pay approximately $2.04 more.
Public purposes funds are used for conservation, low-income weatherization, and low-income utility bill assistance. These activities are designed to benefit customers within the Cascade service territory in Oregon.
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