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NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION
AND OF PUBLIC HEARING
IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF SOUTH JERSEY GAS COMPANY
TO CHANGE THE LEVELS OF ITS SOCIETAL BENEFITS CLAUSE (“SBC”)
AND ITS TRANSPORTATION INITIATION CLAUSE (“TIC”)
BPU DOCKET NO. GR17070801
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on July 31, 2017, South Jersey Gas Company
(“South Jersey” or “Company”), pursuant to N.J.S.A. 48:2-21 and other statutes and
regulations, filed a Petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“Board”)
seeking approval to increase the level of its Societal Benefits Clause (“SBC”) through an
increase of its Remediation Adjustment Clause (“RAC”) charge, an increase of its Clean
Energy Program (“CLEP”) charge and to increase its Transportation Initiation Clause
(“TIC”) charge.
The RAC recovers costs associated with remediating former manufactured gas plant
sites, while the CLEP recovers costs associated with energy efficiency and renewable
energy programs. The TIC recovers capital expenditures and operating costs, including
consulting and transaction costs, associated with Electronic Data Interchange implementation. The SBC and TIC provide no profit to the Company. These clauses allow
the Company to pass through to its customers only the costs incurred to conduct the
related mandated programs.
The rates proposed by South Jersey in this Petition would result in the following bill
impacts for a typical residential heating customer using one-hundred (100) therms of
gas during a winter month.
RAC
Current Rate
$0.029166
Proposed Rate
$0.034720
Rate (Decrease)/Increase
$0.005554
Dollar (Decrease)/Increase
$0.55
Percentage (Decrease)/Increase
0.40%

CLEP
TIC
$0.020110 ($0.000411)
$0.030221 $0.001578
$0.010111 $0.001989
$1.01
$0.20
0.73%
0.14%

TOTAL
$0.048865
$0.066519
$0.017654
$1.76
1.27%

If these rate changes are approved, the overall bill impact would be a monthly increase of $1.76 to a typical residential heating customer using one-hundred (100)
therms in a winter month, or 1.27%.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 48:3-1, any relief determined by the Board to be just and reasonable may be allocated to customers in such manner, and in such amounts or percentages, as the Board may deem appropriate. The Board may authorize an increase on any
customer class or group or may exclude from increase any customer class or group,
varying the percentage increase applicable. Therefore, the Board may establish the SBC
at levels other than those proposed by South Jersey.
Copies of the Company’s filing are available for inspection at the Company’s offices
located at One South Jersey Plaza, Folsom, New Jersey 08037, or at the Board of Public
Utilities, 44 South Clinton Avenue, 7th Floor, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0350. The
Company’s filing may also be found on the South Jersey Gas Website at https://www.
southjerseygas.com/About-South-Jersey-Gas/Regulatory-Compliance-Tariff-Information.aspx.
NOTICE is further given that public hearings are scheduled for the following date,
times, and place on the Company’s Petition:
December 4, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Voorhees Township, Municipal Court
2400 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
(located directly across from Township Library at 203 Laurel Road)
The public is invited to attend and make a statement of their views on the proposed in-creases. Such comments will be made a part of the final record. In order to
encourage full participation in this opportunity for public comment, please submit
any requests for needed accommodations, including interpreter, listening devices or
mobility assistance, 48 hours prior to these hearings. Written requests and public
comments concerning may be submitted to the Board addressed to: Irene Kim Asbury, Secretary, Board of Public Utilities, 44 South Clinton Avenue, P.O. Box 350,
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0350.
SOUTH JERSEY GAS COMPANY
By: David Robbins, Jr.
President

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