Fuel Switching Working Group

By orders adopted in October 2009 approving the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans of the electric distribution companies, the Commission directed staff to convene the Fuel Switching Working Group to identify, research and address issues related to the use of fuel switching or fuel substitution programs (i.e. replacing an electric appliance with a natural gas appliance). The Fuel Switching Working Group was to submit recommendations to the Commission by March 31, 2010.

Secretarial Letter - Summary of the Fuel Switching Working Group Staff Report. Dated May 21, 2010.
Staff Report - Dated April 30, 2010. Docket No. M-00051865

A Secretarial Letter containing questions for the Working Group to address was issued on Dec. 10, 2009. Based on input provided by stakeholders, an agenda was electronically mailed to the Working Group on Jan. 4, 2010.

The Working Group met on Jan. 6, 2010 to discuss these issues (Agenda). A subcommittee prepared sample fuel switching proposals and cost-benefit analyses, which were circulated to the Working Group on Jan. 25.

Comments to the subcommittee’s proposals were submitted on Feb. 16. A meeting was held on Feb. 26, 2010 to discuss the work product of the subcommittee and related issues. Reply comments were to be submitted by March 12, 2010 to ra-Act129@pa.gov.

Fuel Switching Examples

Cover Letter

Space Heater Conversion Summary

Space Heating Conversion Analysis-Erie & Wilkes Barre

Space Heating Conversion Analysis-Harrisburg

Water Heater Conversion Analysis

Water Heater Conversion Summary

Combined Heat & Power Program Analysis

Combined Heat & Power Program Summary

Micro Combined Heat & Power Program Analysis

Micro Combined Heat & Power Program Summary

Micro Combined Heat & Power Program Support Calculations

Clothes Dryer Support Information

Clothes Dryer Conversion Analysis

Clothes Dryer Conversion Summary