PA Utility’s Plan to Deliver Marcellus Gas Approved by PUC

love it when a plan comes togetherLast November, MDN told you about an innovative plan by PECO, a utility company based in Philadelphia serving some 500,000+ natural gas customers in southeastern PA, to allow customers to sign up for its natural gas service and spread the cost over 20 years (see PA Utility’s Innovate Plan to Deliver Marcellus Gas to Customers). It costs a lot of money to install new gas mains through an area–$500,000 – $1,000,000 per mile–and PECO needs a lot of customers along a route to sign up to make it profitable. So they innovated a plan to make it possible. But the plan needed approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). Yesterday the PUC approved PECO’s plan citing the goal of getting more Pennsylvanians using more of the home-grown Marcellus Shale gas produced in the state…

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