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Voluntary Natural Gas EE&C Programs

Natural gas is an abundant resource and an important component of the Pennsylvania economy. In 2014, Pennsylvania had the most proven reserves of shale gas in the country, driven by the development of the Marcellus Shale. As natural gas has continued to grow in importance as a fuel source, natural gas energy efficiency programs have also shown steady growth.

As the energy market is becoming increasingly customer driven, utilities around the country are responding by offering energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) programs. For natural gas companies, the opportunity to invest in helping customers save money, increase comfort, and reduce the impact they have on the environment is now a crucial component of joining the next generation of energy utilities and benefiting the communities that they serve.

Philadelphia Gas Works

Philadelphia Gas Works is not mandated to enact an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Plan under Act 129. On 11/14/2008, combined with an extraordinary or emergency rate relief petition, Philadelphia Gas Works proposed to file a comprehensive conservation and energy efficiency plan to help its customers to deal with the rising cost of energy. Residential and commercial customers are provided assistance to take cost effective steps to reduce their natural gas usage and thereby reduce their natural gas bills in a material way.

The company’s rate relief petition was approved by the Commission on Dec. 19, 2008 under Docket No. R-2008-2073938 and Philadelphia Gas Works was ordered to file an Energy Conservation and Demand-Side Management Plan.

Link to review all filings, comments, orders, reports, and other documents associated with Docket No. R-2008-2073938.

In accordance with that order, Philadelphia Gas Works filed its Phase I Energy Conservation and Demand-Side Management Plan under Docket No. P-2009-2097639.

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Phase II Continuation

(September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2023)

On May 7, 2020, Philadelphia Gas Works filed a Petition for Approval to continue its Phase II DSM Plan under Docket No. P-2014-2459362 for three years.  On March 2, 2021, all parties involved confirmed that they had entered into a settlement agreement.  The Phase II Continuation DSM Plan, as modified by the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement, was approved.  From the Public Meeting held on May 6, 2021; Opinion and Order entered on May 6, 2021.

Link to review all filings, comments, orders, reports, and other documents associated with Docket No. P-2014-2459362.

Phase II

(September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2020)

On Dec. 23, 2014, Philadelphia Gas Works filed a Petition for Approval of the DSM Phase II Plan under Docket No. P-2014-2459362. From the Public Meeting held on Nov. 6, 2016, Opinion and Order entered on Nov. 1,2016.

Link to review all filings, comments, orders, reports, and other documents associated with Docket No. P-2014-2459362.

Phase I Extension

(September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016)

On April 10, 2015, Philadelphia Gas Works filed a Petition for Approval for a temporary extension of the initial DSM Phase I Plan under Docket No. P-2009-2097639, until Phase II would be approved. From the Public Meeting held on May 7, 2015; Opinion and Order entered on May 7, 2015.

Link to review all filings, comments, orders, reports, and other documents associated with Docket No. P-2009-2097639.

Phase I

(September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2015)

On May 12, 2010, all parties involved confirmed that they had entered into a Joint Settlement Agreement. From the Public Meeting held on July 29, 2010; Opinion and Ordered on July 29, 2010.

By Order entered on February 11, 2010 the Commission granted the motion under Docket No. P-2009-2097639 and consolidated Philadelphia Gas Works’ petition for approval of its DSM Plan with its request to increase base rates under Docket No. R-2009-2139884.

Also, on December 18, 2009, Philadelphia Gas Works filed a motion to consolidate its petition for approval of its revised Energy Conservation and Demand-Side Management Plan (DSM Plan) with its request to increase base rates. The DSM Plan was initially filed on March 26, 2009, subsequently withdrawn, and resubmitted on April 20, 2009, under Docket No. P-2009-2097639. The revised five-year DSM Plan was also filed in response to the Extraordinary Rate Order.

On December 18, 2009, Philadelphia Gas Works filed a general rate case under Docket No. R-2009-2139884. This rate case was filed in compliance with Commission order entered on December 19, 2008 under Docket No. R-2008-2073938 (Extraordinary Rate Order).

Link to review all filings, comments, orders, reports, and other documents associated with Docket No. P-2009-2097639.

Link to review all filings, comments, orders, reports, and other documents associated with Docket No. R-2009-2139884.

UGI Utilities Inc. - Gas Division

UGI Utilities is not mandated to enact an EE&C Plan under Act 129.  UGI Utilities filed a voluntary Consolidated EE&C Plan that merged two previously approved EE&C Plans for UGI South (formerly UGI Gas) at Docket Number R-2015-2518438 and UGI North (formerly UGI Penn Natural Gas) at Docket Number R-2016-2580030 and it also extended the Plan to include UGI Central (formerly UGI Central Penn Gas).  The Plan portfolio was developed using the guiding principles of the Commission’s Act 129 Phase III Implementation Order and utilizes the same types of programs, the Technical Reference Manual (TRM) and Total Resource Cost (TRC) test that were used for the UGI South and North EE&C Plans.

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Phase I

(October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2024)

On January 28, 2019, incorporated in a general rate increase petition, UGI Utilities filed a voluntary Phase I Consolidated EE&C Plan for approval under Docket Number R-2018-3006814. The Consolidated Plan was designed to maintain continuity for customers in the northern and southern districts and to include customers in the central district.  On July 22, 2019, all parties involved confirmed that they had entered into a settlement agreement.  The voluntary Phase I Consolidated EE&C Plan, as modified by the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement, was approved at Public Meeting held on September 19, 2019; Order entered on October 4, 2019. 

Consolidated Case View – Link to review all filings, comments, orders, reports, and other documents associated with Docket Number R-2018-3006814.

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