More Than 120 Homes Will Have Access to Clean, Economical Natural Gas
UGI held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a Growth Extension Tariff (GET Gas), expansion project on Thursday, September 14 in the Borough of Dupont, Luzerne County. The event was held at the Dupont VFW.
The Dupont GET Gas project will provide access to natural gas to 123 homes. The GET Gas pilot program is designed to provide natural gas to residential homes and small businesses that currently do not have access to service. This project is part of a five-year, $75 million pilot program.
A second phase of the project, scheduled for next year, will provide access to natural gas for an additional 200 homes.
“UGI is very pleased to bring the GET Gas program to Dupont,” Robert Stoyko, UGI’s Vice President of Customer Relations, said. “UGI is moving forward with construction on a number of GET Gas projects throughout our service area in an effort to bring this clean, plentiful, low-cost and locally produced energy resource to more residents and businesses in Pennsylvania.”
UGI is funding the pilot program at an annual level of $15 million a year for five years, for a total of $75 million.
GET Gas allows customers to pay a monthly surcharge over time, avoiding significant up-front cost, when connecting to a new natural gas main extension. Areas served under GET Gas must meet certain minimum program requirements in order to qualify.
Residents and small businesses who are interested in the GET Gas program should visit www.ugi.com/getgas for additional information and an online form to apply as a potential GET Gas customer.
The pilot program is available to potential customers throughout UGI’s natural gas service area, the UGI serves more than 630,000 natural gas customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania. UGI’s GET Gas program has received national recognition as an innovative model of extending natural gas service to unserved and underserved areas.