UGI Celebrates GET Gas Expansion in Tunkhannock
16 Oct 2018
More than 1,000 Homes and Businesses Will Have Access to Clean, Economical Natural Gas
UGI held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a Growth Extension Tariff (GET Gas) expansion project on Tuesday, October 16 in Tunkhannock at the Wyoming County Emergency Operations Center.
The initial phase of the Tunkhannock GET Gas project will provide access to natural gas to 88 homes and 30 businesses. When all phases of the project are complete, more than 900 homes and 150 businesses will have access to natural gas service.
“We are very excited to bring natural gas service to the residents and businesses in Tunkhannock under our GET Gas Program,” Don Brominski, UGI Director of Business Development, said. “The project wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the collaborative effort of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, the Wyoming County Commissioners, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and our partners to supply natural gas to the community, Cabot and Williams. It was truly a team effort.”
Brominski noted the Wyoming County Commissioners funded the engineering study, while the project received a $1.0 Million Pipeline Extension Program Grant from the state.
Speakers at the event included Scott Dunkelberger, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Gina Suydam, President, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce; and Tom Henry, Chair of the Wyoming County Commissioners.
The GET Gas pilot program is designed to provide natural gas to residential homes and small businesses that currently do not have access to service. This project is part of a five-year, $75 million pilot program.
The pilot program is available to potential customers throughout UGI’s natural gas service area, the UGI serves more than 630,000 natural gas customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania. UGI’s GET Gas program has received national recognition as an innovative model of extending natural gas service to unserved and underserved areas.