I/M/O Petition of South Jersey Gas Company for Approval of the Extension of Energy-Efficiency Programs and the Associated Cost Recovery Mechanism Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 48:3-98.1

Direct Testimony of Maximilian Chang

I/M/O the Petition of South Jersey Gas Company for Approval of Increased Base Tariff Rates and Charges and Other Tariff Revisions, BPU Docket No. GR10010035  

On January 15, 2010, South Jersey Gas Company filed a Petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities seeking approval to increase it rates for natural gas service by $35.9 million.  Under the Company's proposal, an average monthly bill for a typical residential heating customer using an average of 100 therms per month would increase by about $11.48 per month, or 8.1 per cent.  

Direct Testimony filed by Matthew I. Kahal, David Nichols, Dave Peterson, Michael McFadden, Michael J. Majoros, Mitchell I. Serota, Richard LeLash, Robert Henkes and Brian Kalcic on May 28, 2010 on behalf of the Division of Rate Counsel. 

In the Matter of the Petition of South Jersey Gas Company to Change the Level of its Societal Benefits Clause (SBC) and Transportation Initiation Clause (TIC), BPU Docket No. GR07120969, OAL Docket No. PUCRS 00674-2008s.

On December 21, 2007 South Jersey Company filed a petition seeking approval to Change the Levels of its SBC and its TIC. The Company is seeking a $7,403,161 increase in its SBC and a $39,000 reduction to the TIC. The proposed increase in the SBC consists of a proposed increase of 1.5 cents per them the Company’s Remediation Adjustment Clause (RAC), offset by a decrease of .27 cents per them in the Clean Energy Program (CLEP) charge. The Company is proposing a small decrease, .01 cents per therm in its TIC. The proposed rate changes would total $2.44, or approximately 0.82% on a 200-therm winter heating bill.

Public Hearing Statement given by Sarah H. Steindel in Voorhees, New Jersey on June 11, 2008.