Intermountain Gas Company files request to implement commercial energy efficiency program

BOISE, IDAugust 3, 2020 – Intermountain Gas Company filed today a request with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to establish and fund a commercial energy efficiency program. If approved, the energy efficiency charge would result in an increase of $1.02, or 0.6%, per month for Intermountain commercial customers. The proposed effective date is Oct. 1, 2020.

The proposed energy efficiency program would be available to all commercial customers on the GS-1 rate schedule, other than customers using natural gas solely as compressed natural gas fuel in vehicle combustion engines. Those customers also would be exempt from the energy efficiency charge. The program has no impact on the residential energy efficiency program and will not affect residential prices.

“Energy efficiency programs lower customer demand, which means the company does not have to invest as much in additional natural gas infrastructure and supplies,” said Scott Madison, executive vice president, business development and gas supply. “This helps keep the cost of natural gas lower for all customers.”

The request is a proposal and is subject to public review and approval by the IPUC. A copy of the application is available for review at the commission, its homepage www.puc.idaho.gov, as well as the company’s website www.intgas.com. Written comments regarding the application can be filed with the commission. Customers may also subscribe to the commission’s RSS feed to review periodic updates via email.

Intermountain Gas urges all customers to use energy wisely. For more information about the company’s current residential energy efficiency program and available rebates for installing high efficiency equipment, visit www.intgas.com/saveenergy. Energy efficiency tips, payment options, and programs to help customers level out their energy bills over the year can be found on the company’s website www.intgas.com.

Intermountain Gas Company is a natural gas distribution company serving approximately 381,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 76 communities in southern Idaho. Intermountain is a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc., a member of the S&P MidCap 400 index and the S&P High-Yield Dividend Aristocrats index and is Building a Strong America® by providing essential products and services through its regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services businesses. For more information about MDU Resources, see the company’s website at www.mdu.com. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intgas.com.

Media Contact: Mark Hanson at 701-530-1093 or [email protected].

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