Nevada Rate Adjustment

We are committed to providing safe and reliable natural gas service to Nevada with our continued investment in the communities we live and serve.
Southwest Gas filed a general rate case application (Docket No. 20-02023) with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on February 28, 2020, seeking a rate adjustment with the proposed rate adjustment to be effective in October 2020. Through the Company's certification filing on June 26, 2020, Southwest Gas revised its proposed rate adjustment. On September 25, 2020, an order was issued approving a statewide increase in Nevada of approximately $23.3 million with rates effective October 7, 2020.
The approved rate adjustment in the Company's general rate case filing provides a $23.3 million increase in revenues to cover the Company’s current cost to provide safe and reliable natural gas service in Nevada. Please see the chart for the requested adjustment in your jurisdiction.
 
Jurisdiction Proposed Adjustment
Southern Nevada $22.7 million
Northern Nevada $0.6 million

Frequently Asked Questions

How will this affect my bill?
Under the approved increase, we estimate that the average residential customer in Southern Nevada that uses 43 therms per month will experience an increase of approximately $2.18 a month.
 
We estimate that the average residential customer in Northern Nevada that uses 65 therms per month will experience an increase of approximately $0.31 a month.
When will I see this change on my bill?
The new rates are effective October 7, 2020. Monthly bills that reflect usage both prior to and after the effective date of the rate change will be billed the old rates for the usage prior to the effective date and the new rates for the usage after the effective date.
Why does Southwest Gas need to adjust my rates?
The approved rate adjustment provides a $23.3 million increase in revenues to cover the Company’s current cost to provide safe and reliable natural gas service in Nevada.
Is Southwest Gas changing the components on my bill?
No, there will not be changes to the current rate design that's been in place since November 2009. The rate design will continue to include a monthly basic service charge and a volumetric rate — that captures both the delivery charge and gas cost component on your bill.
Is Southwest Gas changing the basic service charge?
No, there will not be changes to the current basic service charge on your bill.
Where can I get more information?
More information can be found below:

February 28, 2020 Filing Documents