Growth Extension Tariff
Making Natural Gas More Available and Affordable
The UGI Growth Extension Tariff (GET) is an innovative pilot program designed to provide natural gas service to regions without access today. The pilot program is available to homeowners and businesses within our gas divisions (UGI South, UGI North and UGI Central).
New Program Updates Coming
With the 5-year pilot term expiring later this year, UGI filed a proposal with the PUC in January 2019 to extend the GET Gas program. A settlement filed on July 22, 2019 with the PUC, if approved, would extend the GET Gas program another five years and would reduce GET Gas Rider Rates for most UGI customers. While changes to the GET Gas program are not final until the settlement is approved by the PUC, UGI would like to inform potential new GET Gas customers of the rate changes that are anticipated to take place this fall.
Click here for the new rates expected to be effective October 29, 2019.
How GET Gas works
GET Gas makes extending natural gas utility lines to your property more affordable. Customers pay a monthly surcharge over a 10-year-period to cover the cost of the main and service extension rather than making a substantial up-front contribution. Plus, the typical GET Gas customer will be able to use a portion of the savings generated from converting to natural gas to significantly offset the surcharge.
If you have looked at natural gas service in the past and it was not affordable, GET Gas may be an alternative for you. Since GET Gas is a pilot program, UGI will not be able to reach all areas or communities that are potential candidates for GET Gas. And, not all areas qualify for the pilot program.
Some factors that are considered for GET Gas qualification include:
- Proximity to existing gas mains
- Housing and business density
- Percentage of households and businesses likely to convert to natural gas
- Road restoration and permitting fees
- Funding available under the pilot program