UGI Adds Renewable Natural Gas to its Supply Portfolio
03 Feb 2022
UGI has begun to accept Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Archaea Energy into its pipeline distribution system.
UGI is receiving RNG produced from the Keystone Landfill in Dunmore, Lackawanna County. Once fully operational, the recently completed interconnect is capable of accommodating up to 5.3 billion cubic feet of RNG supply each year, making this the largest current RNG supply point in the United States to date.
The introduction of RNG supply into UGI Utilities’ distribution system provides benefits of the environment and to the many communities UGI serves by lowering net carbon emissions. It’s anticipated the project will reduce CO2 emissions by an amount equivalent to removing 67,000 passenger vehicles over the course of a calendar year.
UGI expects to utilize a portion of the RNG to serve customers who purchase supply directly from UGI beginning in 2022. This purchase was made possible by regulatory approval of a fie-year pilot program by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). The pilot, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, allows UGI Utilities to integrate RNG into its supply purchase portfolio to provide benefits or its customers.
RNG from landfills is a low carbon energy solution that is derived from organic waste. It is a sustainable and reliable energy source that is highly compatible with existing infrastructure when blended with natural gas. RNG can also be used directly in a manner consistent with natural gas use for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation customers.