New AGA Study Examines State and Local Residential Electrification Policies

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Above is a natural gas pipeline in Scio, Ohio, built by Bilfinger SE

Last month, the American Gas Association released a study (prepared by ICF) examining the potential impacts of state and local residential electrification policies on household energy costs, peak electric demand, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals.

Among its key findings is that “policy-driven electrification”– such as mandates requiring residential electrification and resulting in the conversion of household heating loads and other appliances to electricity – may increase household energy costs and the need for new power generation and transmission investments.

AGA represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. AGA’s Vice President for Energy Markets, Analysis and Standards will present this study at the NASEO 2018 Annual Meeting this September in Detroit.