Now they’re cooking with gas – or they will be soon in Green Cove Springs, Fla., when Peoples Gas and SeaCoast Gas Transmission complete 23 miles of new natural gas pipeline for the Clay County community and nearby areas.
A groundbreaking ceremony on June 29 marked the project, which is already underway. Service to some larger commercial customers will be available later this year, with service to smaller commercial and residential customers to follow.
What it means for Clay County is new opportunities for economic development, with natural gas as part of the foundation, literally, for new and existing businesses – which can mean new jobs. In addition to being smart economically, natural gas is great for anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint. What’s more, Peoples Gas offers a wide range of incentives for businesses that switch to natural gas. Homeowners, meanwhile, will benefit in many of the same ways when it comes to comfort, cooking, heating and more. Natural gas appliances make it easy to be efficient, and Peoples Gas offers residential rebates as well.
“I cannot over-emphasize the importance of this project to Clay County, and what it means for Green Cove Springs and the surrounding area,” said Gordon Gillette, president of Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. “The leaders in this community have worked for many years to enhance the economic landscape in this area. The hard work, the planning and the collaboration have paid off in a big way.”
Peoples Gas, Florida’s largest natural gas provider, consistently ranks among of the top of its peer utilities for its outstanding customer service. Recent upgrades to serve customers even better include our new gas control facility, which brings state-of-the-art technology to how we monitor the safety and reliability of the state’s gas system.
As part of the Green Cove Springs and Clay County project, Peoples Gas will install 13 miles of pipe, while SeaCoast will install nearly 10 miles.
“We strongly support success in the communities we serve,” Gillette said. “Successful communities, growing communities – they make this state more dynamic. They make Florida a great place to live and work. That brings in more businesses and more jobs. And successful communities help us grow, too. It’s win-win.”
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