UGI’s Gas Division today announced the formal launch of the company’s comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) Program. The UGI program provides financial incentives and information that encourage consumers to reduce energy consumption and costs.
The EE&C program includes several rebate options for customers who upgrade heating systems or appliances to more efficient equipment or convert to natural gas. In addition, the program offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers, including replacing less-efficient heating systems with Combined Heat and Power units.
UGI proposed the EE&C Program as part of its 2016 Gas Division base rate filing. The EE&C was approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) as part of the settlement.
PUC Chairman Gladys Brown and Commissioner David Sweet, in a joint statement in September 2016, commended UGI Gas Division for its EE&C proposal, saying the five-year program is “one of only a few operated by the natural gas distribution companies in the Commonwealth.”
“With natural gas service expanding within Pennsylvania, it is important that consumers are educated about, and provided with, opportunities to be energy conscious and to conserve their natural gas usage,” the statement said.
Brian Meilinger, UGI’s Manager, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, said the company has received significant interest in the program already.
“We’re very pleased at the response from customers who have heard we were launching this program,” Meilinger said. “We believe our Gas Division EE&C program has the potential to reach a significant number of customers interested in becoming more energy efficient.”
UGI Gas Division’s EE&C portfolio includes natural gas efficiency programs aimed at encouraging consumers to “think efficiency” in their day-to-day usages, as well as to:
- upgrade the efficiency of gas appliances and equipment when they require replacement.
- improve efficiency before a building or renovation is designed and constructed.
- increase energy efficiency of existing buildings with supplemental measures like attic insulation, with early replacement of inefficient boilers and furnaces and through fuel-switching measures, such as CHP plants.
Current customers of UGI Gas and new UGI Gas customers converting to natural gas are eligible for rebates, as described in the chart below:
Program details, qualifications and rebate forms are available at www.ugi.com/savesmart.
UGI Utilities, Inc. – Gas Division serves 379,000 customers in 16 eastern and southcentral counties in Pennsylvania. Customers and community members are invited to visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.