WGL Rate Application


WGL seeks to raise rates and charges for gas service in D.C.

Following an application from WGL Holdings, Inc. in January 2020 to increase its rates and charges for gas service in the District, the Commission has taken the next step in the process and approved a new order (Formal Case No. 1162) to create a procedural schedule, shown below.

The Commission expects to hold evidentiary hearings from Oct. 6-9, 2020, as well as community hearings to allow D.C. residents to submit oral and written comment. Given the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Commission is still finalizing a schedule and method for community hearings.

The new rates WGL has requested are designed to collect approximately $200.4 million in total annual revenues — an increase in WGL’s weather-normalized annual revenues of no more than $35.2 million and about a 14.7% increase in revenue collection over and above what’s collected through current bills. 

Included in the revenue increase is $9.1 million earmarked for natural gas system upgrades previously approved by the Commission which are currently funded by customers through monthly PROJECTpipes 1 Plan surcharges. WGL has also proposed a Revenue Normalization Adjustment (RNA) in the proposed rate structure. 

For more information, subscribe to the WGL Rate Application or contact the Office of the Commission Secretary via email or call 202-626-5150.
Procedural Schedule
Action Date
WGL Application Filed  January 13, 2020
Pre-Hearing Conference  N/A
Order and Report on Pre-Hearing Conference Issued N/A
WGL Supplemental Testimony Filed  May 15, 2020
Deadline for Data Requests on Direct and Supplemental Direct Testimony May 29, 2020
OPC/Intervenors Direct Testimony Filed July 21, 2020
Settlement & Stipulation Conference  July 30, 2020
Report on Settlement & Stipulation Conference  August 5, 2020
Rebuttal Testimony Filed August 28, 2020
Second Settlement and Stipulation Conference September 3, 2020
Parties Report on Second Settlement and Stipulation Conference  September 9, 2020
Deadline for Data requests on Rebuttal Testimony September 11, 2020
Joint List of Material Issues for Hearings Filed and Discovery End Date September 29, 2020
Hearings October 6-9, 2020
Community Hearings  TBD
Motions to Correct the Transcript and Corrected Final List of Cross-Examination Exhibits October 16, 2020
Post Hearing Briefs  November 6, 2020
Post Hearing Reply Briefs November 18, 2020
Order February 16, 2021