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For more than 165 years Washington Gas has been distributing natural gas to customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. We bring natural gas to your home or business safely and reliably.

For Virginia Customers: All Applicable Riders

Beginning with September 2011 billings, all Virginia customers will see a new line item on their bills titled "All Applicable Riders." Customers should note that this line item does not represent any new charges. Included in this line item are previously approved and billed riders that have been netted against the distribution charge shown on the bill. Please see below for an explanation of each component of the "All Applicable Riders" line item.

Gas Supply Realignment Adjustment - (GSRA)

The GSRA was put into place to allow the company to recover the cost of stranded capacity as a result of the movement of customers from sales service to delivery service. The GSRA allows the company to collect the costs associated with that excess capacity less any revenues received from its release from delivery customers as well as sales customers billed under the company's Rate Schedule Nos. 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3 and 3A.

CARE Cost Adjustment - (CCA) & CARE Ratemaking Adjustment - (CRA)

On March 26, 2010, the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued an Order approving a Conservation and Ratemaking Efficiency (CARE) Plan. The commission approved a rate mechanism, the CARE Ratemaking Adjustment (CRA), and six residential energy efficiency programs. The rate mechanism will work in conjunction with the mechanism for a weather normalization adjustment to encourage consumer conservation without penalizing the company's recovery of its fixed costs. The CRA previously appeared as a separate line item on residential customer bills beginning in July 2010. The CARE Cost Adjustment (CCA) allows for recovery of the residential energy efficiency programs available to residential customers. This rider applies to customers served under Rate Schedules 1 and 1A.

SAVE Rider 

On April 21, 2011, the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved the company's application filed pursuant to the Steps to Advance Virginia's Energy (‘SAVE") Plan Act. The SAVE Act allows natural gas utilities to petition the commission for authority to implement a SAVE Plan encompassing eligible infrastructure replacement projects, and a SAVE Rider to recover certain costs associated with such projects. The commission approved a SAVE Plan totaling $116.5 million for Washington Gas. The company's SAVE Plan, approved for the period from June 2010 to December 2014, will include a SAVE Rider applied to meter readings on and after May 2, 2011. Customers receiving service under Rate Schedules 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4, 7, 8 and 10 shall be subject to a SAVE Rider.

Risk Sharing Mechanism - (RSM)

The RSM factor is calculated annually to be effective with the first meter reading day of the December billing period each year. This factor reflects a reduction to the firm Distribution Charges derived from gross margins on sales made under Rate Schedule Nos. 4 and 6 applicable to the RSM. This factor applies to customers billed under Rate Schedule Nos. 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3 and 3A.

Performance-Based Rate Recovery

Customers receiving service under Rate Schedule Nos. 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 4, 7, 8 and 10 may have included as part of the "All Applicable Riders" line item on each monthly bill a charge resulting from the non-BTU portion of hexane recovery. This provision is a result of the Performance Based Rate Plan (PBR Plan) Stipulation accepted by the commission in Case No. PUE-2006-00059. The calculation to determine if the rider will be applicable is made for each year of the Company's PBR Plan based on the company's Return on Common Equity. Commission approval is required before this portion of the company's tariff will apply.  

Virginia Rider Component Costs

For additional information regarding these riders, as well as information about the Virginia Weather Normalization Adjustment, please visit our Virginia tariff page.