Alternative Fuel Vehicles

In light of the many advantages in reducing the use of imported petroleum in the transportation sector, the PUC has begun a process to focus on alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), specifically those technologies which utilize natural gas (both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) and electricity (Plug-Ins/Battery).

The PUC is examining:

  • The state of development and costs of various technologies;
  • What constraints exist in developing AFVs – both nationwide and in Pennsylvania;
  • What are the appropriate private sector, utility and Commission roles in fostering the economic development and the expansion of the necessary infrastructure;
  • What specific transportation sector markets (e.g. private, commercial, mass transit, etc.) hurdles exist;
  • What impact will AFV development have on the operation and reliability of both our power grid and natural gas supply system; and
  • What are the specific local, state and federal regulatory needs required to support the growth of AFVs.

The Commission is particularly interested in exploring how we can foster policies and regulatory frameworks that support investments in natural gas and electric vehicles and their required infrastructure.

DEP's Natural Gas Vehicle Program - Link to the Department of Environmental Protection's website.

Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop - April 18, 2013

The Commission is particularly interested in exploring how we can foster policies and regulatory frameworks that support investments in natural gas vehicles and their required infrastructure. The continual increase in gasoline costs coupled with the low cost of natural gas due to Marcellus Shale
exploration has brought a renewed interest in NGVs.

Agenda -  Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Workshop

Workshop Presentations

Department of Environmental Protection Energy Association of PA
Drive Natural Gas Iniatiative  

Utility Background Information on NGV

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Equitable Gas
National Fuel Gas PECO Gas
Peoples Natural Gas/TWP Philadelphia Gas Works
UGI Utilities  


AFV Forum - May 31, 2012

The PUC hosted a forum to examine these issues at Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery at Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Agenda - The agenda for the AFV Forum.

Secretarial Letter – On April 9, 2012, the PUC issued a Secretarial Letter announcing an AFV Forum and seeking comments in advance of the forum. Docket No. M-2012-2287224.

Forum Presentations

Development in Natural Gas Vehicles


Chesapeake Operating Inc.

Clean Energy

Marcellus Shale Coalition

Gulf Oil

Aqua America


Natural Gas Vehicle Policy Advocates


NGV America

Clean America Transportation Alliance

Clean Cities Program, US Dept. of Energy


Utility Experience


PECO Energy Company

Equitable Gas Company/EQT

Electric Vehicle Technology & Infrastructure


eVgo/NRG Energy

Philadelphia International Airport



Electric Vehicle Development Regulatory Issues


Electric Power Research Institute

PJM Interconnection

AFV Forum Audio

Opening Remarks and Panel 1: 9:00 - 10:30 AM - Audio Clip
Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter - Audio Clip
Panel 2: 10:50 AM to 11:40 AM - Audio Clip
Panel 3: 11:40 AM to 12:30 PM - Audio Clip
Panel 4: 1:30 to 2:20 PM - Audio Clip
Panel 5: 2:30 to 3:20 PM - Audio Clip