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NOTICE OF PROPOSED TARIFF MODIFICATIONS FOR INCLUSION OF THE GREEN PATH RIDER Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Columbia) has filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) for approval of a tariff modification. On April 26, 2022. Columbia filed Tariff Supplement No. 343 with the PUC requesting authority to modify its tariff to include a 5-year pilot program called the Green Path Rider. The Green Path Rider would provide customers the option to reduce some or all of their emissions related to their natural gas usage. This notice describes the Company's proposed tariff modification, the PUC's role, and what actions you can take. Under Columbia's proposed Green Path Rider, Columbia will purchase renewable natural gas ("RNG") environmental attributes and carbon offsets to reduce a participating customer's emissions associated with their natural gas usage. This will be done to match the customer's election of either a 100% reduction in emissions or a 50% reduction in emissions. The Green Path Rider would be entirely voluntary, and only the customers who have affirmatively elected to participate in the program will have the Green Path Rider rate included on their bills. Customers opting into the Green Path Rider will be charged an additional fee per therm that reflects the cost of the RNG environmental attributes and carbon offsets. Customers billed by Columbia under Rate RSS, Rate SGSS, Rate LGSS and Rate MLSS would be eligible to participate in the Green Path Rider, provided they are not in arrears, do not participate in the Customer Assistance Program, and their projected or actual annual usage is 540,000 therms or less. Also, Customers will not be eligible to participate while they are enrolled in the CHOICE program. The rate charged under the Green Path Rider will be comprised of the negotiated price of RNG environmental attributes and carbon offsets procured from a third party supplier. Columbia has negotiated a fixed price for the RNG environmental attributes and carbon offsets for the calendar year 2023, the first year of the pilot program. This fixed price will be passed through to the customers electing the rider. The Green Path Rider provides that Columbia will file an update to the rider annually. This annual update could include a new fixed price. Based on the fixed rate negotiated for the calendar year 2023, an average residential customer using 86.1 Dth/ year would be billed $258.30 per year more for the 100% option or $129.15 per year more for the 50% option. An average commercial customer using 645.5 Dth/year would be billed $1,936.50 per year more for the 100% option or $968.25 per year more for the 50% option. To find out your customer class, call Columbia Gas at 1-888-460-4332. A copy of Columbia's Tariff Supplement No. 343 is available at: https://www.columbiagaspa.com. You may also examine the material filed with the PUC, which provides additional information about the Company's proposed tariff modification, at the PUC's website at: https://www.puc.pa.gov/search/document-search/. Note, the Docket Number to search for is R-2022-3032167. The state agency that approves tariff modifications for public utilities is the PUC. The PUC will examine the requested tariff modification for inclusion of the Green Path Rider and may investigate and/or holds hearings on the request. After examining the requested tariff modification and other evidence, the PUC may grant the request, or deny the request. To challenge or object to the Company's requested tariff modification, you may file a formal complaint with the PUC at Docket No. R-2022-3032167. By filing a formal complaint, you assure yourself the opportunity to take part in the PUC's process for reviewing the Company's requested tariff modification. All complaints should be filed as soon as possible. For more information, call the PUC at 1-800-692-7380. Columbia Gas A NiSource Company NOTICE OF PROPOSED TARIFF MODIFICATIONS FOR INCLUSION OF THE GREEN PATH RIDER Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania , Inc. ( Columbia ) has filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ( PUC ) for approval of a tariff modification . On April 26 , 2022 . Columbia filed Tariff Supplement No. 343 with the PUC requesting authority to modify its tariff to include a 5 - year pilot program called the Green Path Rider . The Green Path Rider would provide customers the option to reduce some or all of their emissions related to their natural gas usage . This notice describes the Company's proposed tariff modification , the PUC's role , and what actions you can take . Under Columbia's proposed Green Path Rider , Columbia will purchase renewable natural gas ( " RNG " ) environmental attributes and carbon offsets to reduce a participating customer's emissions associated with their natural gas usage . This will be done to match the customer's election of either a 100 % reduction in emissions or a 50 % reduction in emissions . The Green Path Rider would be entirely voluntary , and only the customers who have affirmatively elected to participate in the program will have the Green Path Rider rate included on their bills . Customers opting into the Green Path Rider will be charged an additional fee per therm that reflects the cost of the RNG environmental attributes and carbon offsets . Customers billed by Columbia under Rate RSS , Rate SGSS , Rate LGSS and Rate MLSS would be eligible to participate in the Green Path Rider , provided they are not in arrears , do not participate in the Customer Assistance Program , and their projected or actual annual usage is 540,000 therms or less . Also , Customers will not be eligible to participate while they are enrolled in the CHOICE program . The rate charged under the Green Path Rider will be comprised of the negotiated price of RNG environmental attributes and carbon offsets procured from a third party supplier . Columbia has negotiated a fixed price for the RNG environmental attributes and carbon offsets for the calendar year 2023 , the first year of the pilot program . This fixed price will be passed through to the customers electing the rider . The Green Path Rider provides that Columbia will file an update to the rider annually . This annual update could include a new fixed price . Based on the fixed rate negotiated for the calendar year 2023 , an average residential customer using 86.1 Dth / year would be billed $ 258.30 per year more for the 100 % option or $ 129.15 per year more for the 50 % option . An average commercial customer using 645.5 Dth / year would be billed $ 1,936.50 per year more for the 100 % option or $ 968.25 per year more for the 50 % option . To find out your customer class , call Columbia Gas at 1-888-460-4332 . A copy of Columbia's Tariff Supplement No. 343 is available at : https://www.columbiagaspa.com . You may also examine the material filed with the PUC , which provides additional information about the Company's proposed tariff modification , at the PUC's website at : https://www.puc.pa.gov/search/document-search/ . Note , the Docket Number to search for is R - 2022-3032167 . The state agency that approves tariff modifications for public utilities is the PUC . The PUC will examine the requested tariff modification for inclusion of the Green Path Rider and may investigate and / or holds hearings on the request . After examining the requested tariff modification and other evidence , the PUC may grant the request , or deny the request . To challenge or object to the Company's requested tariff modification , you may file a formal complaint with the PUC at Docket No. R - 2022-3032167 . By filing a formal complaint , you assure yourself the opportunity to take part in the PUC's process for reviewing the Company's requested tariff modification . All complaints should be filed as soon as possible . For more information , call the PUC at 1-800-692-7380 . Columbia Gas A NiSource Company