Cities in Nebraska participating in the Choice Gas Program in Nebraska are divided into two divisions Central and Western. CENTRAL REGION AINSWORTH ALBION ALMA AMHERST ANSLEY ARAPAHOE ARCADIA ARCHER ATKINSON AURORA AXTELL AYR BARTLEY BASSETT BATTLE CREEK BEAVER CITY BELDEN BELGRADE BENEDICT BENKELMAN BERTRAND BERWYN BIG SPRINGS BLADEN BLOOMFIELD BLOOMINGTON BLUE HILL BRADSHAW BRADY BROKEN BOW BRULE BURWELL BYRON CAIRO CAMBRIDGE CAMPBELL CARLETON CEDAR RAPIDS CENTRAL CITY CHAMPION CHAPMAN CHESTER CLARKS CLAY CENTER CLEARWATER COLERIDGE COMSTOCK COZAD CREIGHTON CROFTON CURTIS DANBURY DANNEBROG DAVENPORT DESHLER DONIPHAN EDGAR EDISON ELGIN ELM CREEK ELSIE ELWOOD ELYRIA EMMET EMMETT ENDERS EUSTIS EWING EXETER FAIRFIELD FAIRMONT FARNAM FOSTER FRANKLIN FULLERTON FUNK GENEVA GENOA GIBBON GILTNER GLENVIL GOTHENBURG GRAFTON GRAND ISLAND GRANT GREELEY GUIDE ROCK HAIGLER HAMPTON HANSEN HARDY HARTINGTON HARVARD HASTINGS HAZARD HEARTWELL HEBRON HENDERSON HERSHEY HILDRETH HOLBROOK HOLDREGE HOLSTEIN HORDVILLE HOSKINS HUMPHREY HUNTLEY IMPERIAL INAVALE INDIANOLA INLAND INMAN JOHNSON LAKE JUNIATA KEARNEY KENESAW LAMAR LAUREL LAWRENCE LEXINGTON LINDSAY LITCHFIELD LONG PINE LOOMIS LOUP CITY MADISON MARQUETTE MASON CITY MAXWELL MC COOK MCCOOK MEADOW GROVE MILLIGAN MINDEN MOOREFIELD NAPONEE NELIGH NELSON NEWMAN GROVE NEWPORT NORFOLK NORTH LOUP NORTH PLATTE O’ NEILL OAK OAKDALE ODESSA OGALLALA ONEILL ORCHARD ORD ORLEANS OSMOND OVERTON OXFORD PALMER PARKS PAXTON PETERSBURG PHILLIPS PIERCE PILGER PLAINVIEW PLEASANTON POLK PRIMROSE RAGAN RANDOLPH RAVENNA RED CLOUD REPUBLICAN CITY RIVERDALE RIVERTON ROSCOE ROSELAND RUSKIN SAINT EDWARD SAINT PAUL SARGENT SARONVILLE SCOTIA SEWARD SHELTON SHICKLEY SMITHFIELD SPALDING STAMFORD STANTON STRANG STROMSBURG STUART SUTHERLAND SUTTON TRUMBULL UPLAND UTICA VENANGO WACO WAUNETA WAUSA WESTERN WILCOX WILLOW ISLAND WINSIDE WISNER WOOD RIVER YORKWESTERN REGION ALLIANCE ANGORA BAYARD BRIDGEPORT BROADWATER CHADRON CHAPPELL CLINTON CRAWFORD DALTON GERING GORDON GURLEY HAY SPRINGS HEMINGFORD HENRY KIMBALL LEWELLEN LISCO LODGEPOLE LYMAN MINATARE MITCHELL MORRILL OSHKOSH POTTER RUSHVILLE SCOTTSBLUFF SIDNEY WHITNEY
No. Regardless of the customer’s selection, Black Hills Energy will continue to provide meter reading and billing services, respond to gas leaks, and ensure the safety and reliability of the gas supply to Choice Gas Program communities.
If a customer moves from one service address to another, or a new customer moves to a service address within the Choice Gas Program territory, that customer will continue with the Supplier previously selected for that address. New construction customers will be provided with a selection packet via U.S. Mail, and if that customer does not make a selection, they will default to the Pass-On Rate [Regulated Rate].
Customers will be notified if their current Supplier exits the Choice Gas Program or if their Supplier discontinues a customer’s Pricing Option. Customers will default to the Pass-On Rate [Regulated Rate] unless a new Pricing Option is selected from the current Supplier, or a new Supplier and Pricing Option is selected during the selection period. The Pass-On Rate [Regulated Rate] will continue to be the default option for customers who did not select a Choice Gas Supplier for the preceding year.
If a valid selection is not submitted on or before, April 28th, 2016, the customer’s account automatically rolls over to their current Supplier and Pricing Option, at a price to be determined by the Choice Gas Supplier. If a customer rolls over any Choice Gas Pricing Option, the final rate will be made publicly available no later than 15 days after the Selection Period ends. The natural gas commodity price that Choice Gas rollover customers will be charged will not carry over from the previous year unless agreed to by the Supplier. We encourage customers to participate in the selection process to ensure they know the price of the gas commodity they will receive for the upcoming year.
A selection is considered valid when a customer submits their choice through one of the accepted submission methods, on or before, April 28th, 2016. It is important to note that confirmation codes are time-sensitive, therefore customers should check with their Supplier on its expiration date. The first valid selection received will be considered the customer’s final choice. Customers should record their verification number if submitting their selection via the Internet or telephone. Mailed selection forms must be signed by the customer to be considered valid.
Customers can automatically roll over to their current Supplier and Pricing Option ( not recommended since you may be paying a higher roll over rate), or submit a selection through the Internet, by telephone, directly through their chosen Supplier, or by U.S. Mail (these choices are collectively referred to as “accepted submission methods”).
In a word, “choice”. Because the Choice Gas Program allows customers to choose their natural gas Supplier and Pricing Option, they have an opportunity to manage gas supply price risk and volatility to meet their individual needs. The Choice Gas Program selection period in Nebraska begins April 15th, 2016, and ends, April 28th, 2016.
The Choice Gas Program is an annual program administered by Black Hills Corporation that gives customers the opportunity to choose a natural gas supplier and Pricing Option that best suits their needs.