UGI Energy Services LLC, a midstream subsidiary of UGI Corporation, has celebrated the beginning of construction of its Sunbury pipeline. The organisation held a ceremony near the Panda Hummel Station power plant, which it will serve.
The event hosted several public officials and community leaders who praised the project and its benefits to the region.
UGI Energy Services’ President, Brad Hall, welcomed approximately 100 guests to the ceremony and stated that he is pleased to be a part of a partnership with Panda Power Funds in a project that will ensure cleaner power generation and create jobs for central Pennsylvania.
“The Sunbury pipeline project represents an incremental step forward for Pennsylvania’s natural gas infrastructure and a major step forward for Pennsylvania’s energy future,” Hall said.
Gladys M. Brown, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, stressed the importance of new pipeline capacity, such as the Sunbury pipeline, to transport local energy to Pennsylvanian families and businesses.
“Pennsylvania continues to set new records in natural gas production, breaking 4.6 trillion ft3 last year. Projects like the Sunbury pipeline provide new capacity to leverage that record production,” Chairman Brown said.
He added: “the Sunbury pipeline project will not only help bring more local energy to local users, but also help meet our clean power goals by fueling efficient natural gas-fired electric generation.”
Joe Lloyd, Vice President of Operations for Panda Power Funds, emphasised what the Sunbury pipeline means for Panda’s mission to generate clean, natural gas-fueled electricity.
“Panda is thrilled to be constructing one of the largest coal to natural gas power replacement projects in the US, which would not be possible without the Sunbury pipeline,” Lloyd said. “Along with UGI, we’re pleased to be contributing to the local economy through our project’s construction and future operation, and proud of what both the pipeline and Hummel Station mean for Pennsylvania’s long-term energy reliability and economic growth.”
Adapted from press release byAnna Nicklin
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