California Rates and Regulation

California Advice Letters

The California Advice Letters are used to document tariff changes filed with and approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

California Climate Credit

The CA Climate Credit is part of California’s efforts to fight climate change by limiting the amount of greenhouse gases that our largest pollution sources emit into the atmosphere.

A.19-08-015 – Southwest Gas Corporation Test Year 2021 General Rate Case

Southwest Gas filed a general rate case with the Commission on August 30, 2019, requesting authority to increase revenues for year 2021.
 

A.19-04-022 – Application of Southwest Gas Corporation for Authority to Implement the Customer Data Modernization Initiative

On April 26, 2019, Southwest Gas filed with the Commission A.19-04-022 requesting approval to increase rates to fund the Customer Data Modernization Initiative (CDMI). The CDMI consists of replacing Southwest Gas’ decades old Customer Service System (CSS) and Gas Transaction System (GTS), two critical customer related data systems. Replacement of these systems is necessary for the Company to keep pace with market demands, improve flexibility, enhance cyber-security measures, and meet the Company’s evolving business needs.

A.19-02-002 – Application of Southwest Gas Corporation for Authority to Revise the California Gas Tariff

On February 1, 2019, Southwest Gas filed with the Commission an application (Application 19-02-002) to: 1) codify in the Tariff Preliminary Statement 17 the temporary changes to the Gas Cost Incentive Mechanism (GCIM) the temporary changes that were approved by the Commission’s Energy Division in October 2016; 2) further modify the GCIM to incorporate a Biomethane Gas Program; and 3) modify Tariff Rule No. 21 – Transportation of Customer-Secured Natural Gas to implement daily balancing requirements and institute operational flow orders (OFO) under certain conditions.

Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Program

Mobilehome park or manufactured housing community owners in Southwest Gas Corporation’s service territories may be eligible to participate in the Mobilehome Park Utility Upgrade Program (Program). Click the link below to learn more about the program. 
 

Natural Gas Leakage Abatement Annual Report

In accordance with Senate Bill 1371 (Leno, 2014) and CPUC Rulemaking 15-01-008, Southwest Gas Corporation, along with other natural gas utilities in California, is required to submit an annual report on its prior year methane emissions. The 2017 Annual Report may be found at the following link:
 

Renewable Natural Gas

In December 2019, the CPUC implemented an Incentive Reservation System for the Biomethane Injection Monetary Incentive Program (BIMIP) established in Decision 15-06-029. The BIMIP provides up to $3 million for non-dairy clusters and $5 million for dairy clusters that successfully interconnect with the natural gas pipeline system and operate by December 31, 2026. The Incentive Reservation System allows project developers to reserve incentive funds during the development phase of a project and receive the funds once the project is interconnected and operating. Applications for the Incentive Reservation System are designed to ensure that only viable projects can secure a spot on the reservation list.
 
Find more information on the Southwest Gas Biomethane Gas interconnection criteria and guidelines here:
 
For additional information, please contact KeyAccountManagement@swgas.com  
 

California Master-Meter Bill Calculation Tools

Rates were updated January 1, 2016, based on a California Public Utilities Commission Order. For a current bill calculation tool, please send a request using the following link: Request for more information >
 

Request Other Rates and Tariff Information

Use the link below to request historical Rates and Tariff information not available on this website.  This form may also be used as a request to be placed on Southwest Gas' California Advice Letter Service List.  Should you have any questions regarding your bill, please contact Customer Assistance at 877-860-6020. 
 

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Learn How Gas Rates Are Set

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The rates used by Southwest Gas are set by state regulatory commissions using a process called the "rate case cycle." Because of individual state regulations, the rate case cycle differs slightly for each state. See how rates are set for your state.
 

Request Rates & Tariff Information

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Use this form to request historical Rates and Tariff information not available on this website.  This form may also be used as a request to be placed on Southwest Gas' California Advice Letter Service List.  If you have any questions regarding your bill, please contact Customer Assistance at    
877-860-6020.
 

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Check your state's Commission Office for more information about rates and regulations.