HB 2177-S.E - DIGEST

Requires the utilities and transportation commission to: (1) Conduct a process that allows customers and utilities to bring forth innovative proposals for the financing and building of natural gas infrastructure; and

(2) Adopt rules that promote incremental investments in natural gas infrastructure expansions that by December 1, 2025: (a) Result in the residential conversion from wood or oil-fired boilers for space heating to natural gas and the conversion from hog fuel and bunker fuel used in industrial processes to natural gas; (b) produce two hundred fifty million dollars in pipeline expansion over a ten-year period; and (c) result in fifty thousand residential natural gas conversions that currently use wood or oil-fired boilers for space heating over a ten-year period.