AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural gas is now flowing to Cony High School, making the city of Augusta the first Summit Natural Gas of Maine customer to receive natural gas service as part of the company's planned $460 million investment to construct natural gas infrastructure in the state. In the next few weeks, hundreds of more businesses and thousands of residential customers will have access to natural gas.
"Turning on the gas and serving our first customer is the result of all the hard work by our employees and contractors and the support of the community. This is a major milestone because we can now start helping businesses and homeowners lower their heating costs. We're proud to deliver on our promise to serve the city of Augusta, and it's just the beginning of our plans to serve the entire Kennebec Valley and beyond," said Mike Minkos, president of Summit Natural Gas of Maine.
The city of Augusta contracted with Summit Natural Gas of Maine in September to reduce energy costs at 17 city buildings including City Center, fire stations, the Augusta Civic Center and six schools, including Cony High School. Switching to natural gas service is expected to save Augusta $641,464 annually.
More than 1,600 business and residential customers across the Kennebec Valley region have already signed contracts with Summit to save on their heating costs.
Businesses and residents should contact the Summit Natural Gas of Maine office in Augusta to request natural gas service. To learn more about service areas and the construction project, call (855) 353-4433 or visit www.summitnaturalgasmaine.com.
About Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.:
Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. is a subsidiary of Summit Utilities, Inc. Summit Utilities, Inc. acts as a holding company that owns and operates Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc.; Colorado Natural Gas, Inc.; Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc.; and Wolf Creek Energy LLC. The company's natural gas subsidiaries construct, install and operate natural gas distribution systems in order to provide natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers. For more information visit, www.summitnaturalgasmaine.com.
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