|Posted:||December 19, 2016 02:36 PM|
|From:||Representative Robert W. Godshall|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Expanding Access to Natural Gas|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation authorizing natural gas distribution companies to, with Public Utility Commission (PUC) approval, establish a distribution system extension charge to recover the costs of extending or expanding a natural gas distribution system to underserved areas.
This bill will require the PUC to evaluate the impact of a distribution system expansion charge on existing customers and to authorize the charge only if the proposed expansion is economically feasible, does not unduly burden current ratepayers and is in the public interest. By promoting policies that facilitate the construction of natural gas distribution infrastructure into unserved or underserved areas, more Pennsylvanians will be able to realize the economic benefits of using natural gas as their home's main heating source.
Introduced as HB107