Minnesota Commission Orders Utilities to Pay for Excess Flow Valves on Gas Lines
Dave Kovaleski | Daily Energy Insider
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission recently announced that it will require natural gas distribution utilities in the state to pay for excess flow valve (EFV) on gas lines if customers request them and to notify customers of their right to request an EFV.
The mandate states that a customer shall pay only the cost of excavation and surface restoration for the installation of an excess flow valve (EFV) on an existing line. EFVs are safety devices installed on natural gas distribution pipelines which reduce the risk of explosions by automatically stopping excessive, unplanned gas flows. They are installed where a service line that serves a home or business joins the distribution pipeline…(Read the full story)