Reading, PA (January 28, 2010) – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a plan filed by UGI Utilities, Inc., to provide additional assistance to financially troubled customers.
Based on the plan, a portion of a refund – which stems from an overcharge by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company for environmental remediation – will be contributed to the UGI Operation Share fuel fund. Operation Share supports energy bill payment obligations for residential customers of UGI Gas Division, UGI Penn Natural Gas and UGI Central Penn Gas.
“UGI is pleased that the Public Utility Commission has given us permission to contribute a portion of this refund to our Operation Share program,’’ said Vicki Ebner, Vice President – Operations. “The continuing economic downturn has impacted many individuals and families throughout our service territory; the added funds will provide these customers with some relief.’’
Operation Share, in existence since 1983, is a 501 (c) 3 program funded by UGI employees and customers – along with a corporate contribution – that assists residential customers faced with severe hardships that make it difficult for them to pay their UGI gas bills.
UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, and serves more than 625,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties. Additional information about UGI Utilities is available online at www.ugi.com.